It’s one of many infamous questions on a higher-level wine exam: “Name three Italy DOCGs for Nebbiolo, not including Barolo.” The quick thinker immediately blurts out “Barbaresco!” and then it gets a bit murkier with things such as “Nebabbello… and um, Rarrolloni…” or other such permutations muttered in the hope the examiner will not ask for clarification. For those who want to know, the additional regions would be: Ghemme, Nizza, Roero, Gattinara, and even Alfieri. The trick here is that most of the DOCGs in Piemonte have the name of […]

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