Barolo & Beyond
Apr 1, 2021
Northwest Italy is synonymous with Piemonte. Piemonte is famous for its grippy, powerful, long lived red wines the world over! Mention Barolo and Barbaresco and heads will nod, knowingly. Here Nebbiolo is king! You’ll also find some red grapes living in the shadows including Barbera in both Asti and Alba (one of my favorites) and Dolectto, the little sweet one (in fact the opposite). These styles provide great options for a wide variety of dishes with everyday drinkability. Let’s explore northwest Italy and learn about grapes and wine styles that may be under the radar.
"Barolo & Beyond" is an online wine class comprising a comprehensive educational presentation followed by an interactive tasting component focusing on the key grapes and wine appellations of those regions considered the Italian north-west including Piemonte, Lombardia & Valle d’Aosta. Hear about unique and fascinating red grape varieties grown here beyond the more well known classics. The diversity of wine styles from this part of Italy is exciting to discover!
There are 2 Thursday evening sessions to choose from starting at:
4:30 pm (PDT) which is 7:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm (PDT) which is 10:30 pm (EST)
on Zoom lasting approximately 1.5 hours.
Bring a Bottle
Check it out! We recommend bottles from the BC Liquor Store website. Pick up a bottle to open at the session and share your thoughts on the region, producer and wine style.
Reserve Your Spot
Credit Card: You can also reserve your spot here using the shopping cart.
E-Transfer: You can reserve your spot by sending an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org for each session you wish to attend.
The following is a list of the wines, cheeses and dishes suited to this week’s session on Piemonte & NW Italy with some useful links to further your enjoyment of these regions. All of the wines mentioned are available in the BC market although many can only be purchased in select private wine stores. Where known, the agent information is included next to each selection. Agents are usually eager to assist potential customers in sourcing their wines.
Dolcetto D’Alba – Azelia $28.99 (BC Liquor Stores)
Barbera d’Alba – GD Vajra $34.99 (BC Liquor Stores)
Nebbiolo Langhe – Borgogno No Name $41.99 (BC Liquor Stores)
Nebbiolo - Barbaresco - Produttori del Barbaresco $50.99 (BC Liquor Stores)
Nebbiolo - Barolo Bricco delle Viole – GD Vajra $97.99 (BC Liquor Stores)
Nebbiolo – Valtellina Sforzato – Mamete Prevostini $73.99 (BC Liquor Stores)
Nebbiolo – Valtellina Inferno – Rainoldi (Seacove) https://seacove.com/nebbiolo/)
Torrette - Valle D’Aosta – Charrere Les Cretes $32.99 (BC Liquor Stores)
Bra Duro DOP – aged hard cow’s (plus some goat & sheep) milk cheese from Piemonte.
Grana Padano DOP – aged, hard cow’s milk cheese from several regions in North Italy
Bitto DOP – Alpine pasture hard cow & goat’s milk cheese from Lombardia.
Fontina DOP – Alpine pasture, semi hard cow’s milk cheese from Valle d’Aosta
Check out these links for more Italian wine, gastronomy & recipes & more: