Taste Barone Pizzini in Houston (4/21) and Mexico City (4/23)

HOUSTON APRIL 21
Minute Maid Park Clock Tower Entrance
1801 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

TASTING
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Trade Tasting

Click here to register.

MEXICO CITY APRIL 23
Four Season Hotel Mexico D.F.
Paseo de la Reforma #500
Colonia Juarez, Mexico, D.F. 06600 Mexico

TASTING
12:30 PM – 05:30 PM Trade Tasting
05:00 PM – 08:00 PM Wine Lovers

Email rsvp@lenom-pb.com to register.

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Thank you for a great Vinitaly!

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Above: A view from recently planted vineyards on the Barone estate in Provaglio d’Iseo. That’s Lake Iseo in the distance. The shot illustrates the glacial river valley that formed Franciacorta.

Vinitaly is always a whirlwind. And this year was no exception.

Barone Pizzini and Pievalta had a great fair and we’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to taste and chat.

We’ll begin posting again early next week. Stay tuned and thanks again for making Vinitaly 2015 a great one!

A new short film on Franciacorta

We’re pleased to share the following video, produced by acclaimed film director and journalist Ben Shapiro and our blogmaster Jeremy Parzen.

Not only does it feature three of Franciacorta’s leading restaurants and restaurateurs, but it also includes an interview with Barone Pizzini general manager Silvano Brescianini.

If you watch carefully, you might even catch a glimpse of Alessandro Fenino, grape grower and winemaker at Pievalta.

Kind words from the @ReverseWineSnob: “a fabulous food wine, beautiful bubbles”

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Image via the Reverse Wine Snob.

Here’s what the Reverse Wine Snob, a leading U.S. wine blogger and one of our favorites, had to say about the 2009 Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Satèn:

… Franciacorta wines have the lowest allowable grape yields of all sparkling wines in Europe. Sparkling wines have been made here since the 1950s, but the region was just granted DOCG status in 1995 (DOCG is the highest level of quality certification in Italy). The wines can be made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a little Pinot Bianco thrown in as well. And while the region is growing, it produces about 1/100 the volume of Champagne.

The 2009 Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Saten begins with a very pleasant, very complex aroma of citrus, apple, spice, a bit of fresh baked bread and a little vanilla. This is one of those wines that gives you something different with every sniff and I love it. The wine tastes a bit creamy and has similar flavors to the nose with good fizz and an absolutely wonderful mouthfeel. A fabulous food wine, it ends dry, crisp and clean.

Click here for the complete review.

Barone Pizzini by-the-glass in California wine country at Willi’s Wine Bar (Sonoma)

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Above: Willi’s is located in the heart of Sonoma wine country, where the abundance of fantastic produce, fresh seafood, wholesome landfood, and a vibrant wine culture combine to create an unforgettable dining and wine tasting experience (image via John Kroll’s Flickr Creative Commons).

Not every wine bar in the world can boast that Robert Parker, Jr. has dined there and tweeted about it.

But then again, when you work and live in the Napa-Sonoma wine trade, that’s the kind of wine celebrity that you might just find at the table next to you at Willi’s Wine Bar in Santa Rosa (Sonoma).

Barone Pizzini general manager Silvano Brescianini (below, right) recently tasted there with wine director Anthony Viloria (left) and he was thrilled to discover that Anthony currently pours Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Animante by-the-glass.

Willi’s is located in the heart of Sonoma wine country, where the abundance of fantastic produce, fresh seafood, wholesome landfood, and a vibrant wine culture combine to create an unforgettable dining and wine tasting experience.

We couldn’t be more proud that Barone Pizzini is part of it. Thank you, Anthony!

Willi’s Wine Bar
4404 Old Redwood Hwy
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 526-3096
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An authentic slice of Italy in Miami’s über cool Wynwood arts district at Made In Italy Gourmet @madeinitalygrmt

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Above: “We love prosciutto as much as you do,” write the owners of Made in Italy Gourmet in Miami’s Wynwood art district, “which is why our menu features five different kinds” (images via the Made in Italy Gourmet Facebook).

One of the coolest things about working in wine is the myriad food experiences.

Barone Pizzini general manager, who travels to “work the market” for the brand, is always sending us notes and images from his discoveries.

He recently hipped us to Made in Italy Gourmet Market, a newly opened food and wine shop and wine and salumi bar in Miami’s über cool Wynwood art district.

The venue’s focus is on retail but they also serve pastas and other Italian classics.

The place opened in late January and as the owners write on their Facebook, “We’ve brought a piece of Tuscany with us to Wynwood.”

We were thrilled to learn that they serve Barone Pizzini by-the-glass.

Made in Italy Gourmet Market
Made in Italy Gourmet
10 NE 27th St
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 360-5671
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