Piemonte (or Piedmont) is perhaps Italy’s most famous region for wine. Sitting in the far north-west of the country bordering the Alps, the region quite rightly deserves its literal definition “at the foot of the mountains”. There are 55,000 hectares under vine, however it is two small southern enclaves which have driven the area's prominence; Barolo and Barbaresco.
For our first pedigree tasting we tucked into an epic range of Bordeaux, stretching across 5 decades from 1979 to 2010! It was an honour to taste some of this incredible region's greatest vintages side by side, experiencing how these worldclass wines evolve and develop into their prime.
WINEDOG went New World for event #3 - with the usual mix of fine people and solid vino. We dipped into 8 of Australia's most iconic fine wine regions. Showcasing the huge diversity of wine from this collosal continent!
Sancerre is undoubtedly one of France's most famous wine regions. This is excellent news for local vignerons, but less good for the uninformed consumer who has a strong predilection for snapping up bottle after bottle of their (too often) overpriced and underwhelming herbaceous white wine.