Piemonte

Hello Old World Wine Lovers - Please join us for a blind tasting of wines from the region of Piedmont, Italy. We will test our taste buds to determine Barolo vs. Barbaresco and Barbera vs. Dolcetto and Gavi vs. a surprise white from the region. Please prepay Castle Wine at www.castlewine.com. The cost of the event is $20. I look forward to seeing you and fine tuning our vino taste buds! Ciao, Kyle


Piedmont is cupped by the Alps to the North and it looks like something out of a scene in Game of Thrones. To the South you’ll find the Apennines – less stunning – which are more like a set lumpy hills. Despite their modest stature, the Apennine hills are where you’ll find most of the quality wine production in Piedmont. Why is wine better from the hills in Piedmont? There are two major features affecting the weather in Piedmont: the ice cold Alps and the warm Mediterranean. The tug-of-war (a.k.a. Diurnal) temperature variation makes the whole area fill up with fog in the morning that slowly burns off during the day. This means the land higher up on the hills gets more sun. More sun = happy grapes = good wine. There are good wines to be found north of the Apennines in the foothills of the Alps. But since this area (around Gattinara) is much cooler, expect much lighter tasting, higher acidity wines. Let’s take a look at the wines of Piedmont


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Original Source: Piedmont Wine Guide | Wine Folly</p>



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  • Ralph

    A nice tasting. Thanks Kyle and Kathleen.

    May 2, 2014

  • Michele

    Really enjoyed another fun and challenging wine tasting. Thanks Kyle and Kathleen.

    May 2, 2014

  • Christine

    I had a wonderful time. I learned so much. Thanks for sharing your night with me.

    May 1, 2014

  • Craig

    Delightful and challenging blind tasting as a pleasure by Kathleen as always. Thanks Kyle

    May 1, 2014

  • Christine

    I will be there

    April 27, 2014

    • Kyle

      Great! Look forward to meeting you!

      April 27, 2014

  • Rita W.

    Sorry but I need to cancel. Enjoy!

    April 27, 2014

    • Kyle

      Hope to see you soon!

      April 27, 2014

  • Jim

    Need to cancel unfortunately . . . hope to see everyone next time at a future event.

    April 26, 2014

    • Kyle

      We will miss having you there! See you soon!

      April 26, 2014

  • Kyle

    Castle is going to bring in a different table/seating arrangement to the tasting room, in order to accommodate a few more people. See you soon! Kyle

    April 24, 2014

  • Kyle

    Hi Everyone -

    Please prepay Castle wine by Sunday, April 27th at www.castlewine.com under Classes. Looking forward to our blind tasting of these very well regarded Italian wines!

    Ciao, Kyle

    April 24, 2014

  • Kyle

    Hi everyone - I need to change the date of this tasting to Thursday, May 1st. Please update your RSVP if you are not able to join us on May 1st. Ciao, Kyle

    April 15, 2014

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