Culinary Travels Praise for Piedmont
The wines of Piedmont in Northwestern Italy are among my favorites in the world. On this show, I get the honor of introducing viewers to two great producers: Gancia and Batasiolo. At Gancia, the focus is on Asti Spumante. This is my first visit to an Asti producer, so it will be fascinating to taste the grapes, and witness the process, responsible for making this sparkling Italian treat. At Batasiolo, the grape is Nebiolo, and the wines the classic Barolo’s and Barbaresco’s. Smooth like velvet, rich like chocolate, these are some of the greatest wines of Italy and the world! Start with an Asti Spumante and finish with a Barolo? There’s nothing wrong with that.