December 13, 2019
A Note from Sergio
It's time to salute Barbera wine. Like Barolo and Barbaresco, Barbera is a signature wine of Piemonte, but unlike those two heavy hitters, Barbera is the fun, friendly kid next door. Barbera is the wine that's always up for anything, a smile on its face, a bit of mischief in its heart. Yet like that mischievous kid next door, Barbera grows up, and it can surprise you.Today's Featured Sections Include:
Generally grown alongside the fussy, difficult Nebbiolo grape, Barbera became known as "the people's wine" because it's easy to drink and it's easy on the wallet. Barbera needs less aging than the more imposing Barolo and Barbaresco; producers make Barbera to sell as their Barolo and Barbaresco age, and Piemonte wine-lovers buy Barbera to drink because the wine gives them an everyday spin on beloved producers and terroir. Above all, a truly tasty Barbera says a great deal about a producer: it says that this winemaker cares enough to pour heart and soul into a wine that doesn't get the glory.
Today, I'm delighted to bring you a quartet of beautiful Barbera d'Alba wines to pour this holiday season--or cellar for enjoyment next year (and even a couple years down the road). Ranging in pricing from under $20 to just over $42, these four wines come from esteemed producers like Luciano Sandrone and Prunotto, as well as smaller, artisanal wineries like Hilberg-Pasquero and San Giuliano. All of these wines are in stock and ready to ship, and each one is a delicious surprise.
1. Time Sensitive Offer: Barbera d'Alba Quartet, Just $19 to $42!
2. Wine Events: Upcoming December Wine Tasting Events