The International Alba White Truffle Fair, or Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco di Alba, attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. For over 80 years, the elusive Tuber magnatum Pico has lured visitors to this Langhe town in the autumn.
The most natural pairing in the world is wine and cheese. Each is capable of developing complex flavors and aromas that play off one another to create new sensations; or both can be fresh, simple, and easy – a joy to eat and drink. A single bite of cheese is just as satisfying as one savored sip of wine.
As part of the Wine Pairing Weekend (#WinePW) with Arneis, this four cheese risotto paired with a Battaglino Roero Arneis DOCG hits all the right notes. It’s creamy but not heavy, and this light, traditional white wine cleanses the palate. Even better? The dinner is 100% Piemontese.
Hazelnuts, as traditional to Piemonte as wine, are increasing in demand around the world. Here is why farmers need to uphold the world’s greatest hazelnut quality; and a recipe and wine pairing to let you enjoy the nocciola.
The traditional egg-based pasta of Piemonte — scrumptious meat-filled pockets called agnolotti del plin — are delicious when paired with medium-bodied, red Ruché. Try a hand at this recipe, but be sure to invite guests; no one will forgive you when they find out you didn't share!
Suggestions from Wine Pass about the realities of Piedmont's regional cuisine; techniques on wine and food pairing When speaking of cuisine, food, and choosing recipes, a particular and sometimes delicate theme often comes up: the relationship between wine and food.
A $2,000 mushroom? Doesn’t two thousand dollars seem like a lot to pay for a mushroom? This rare, luxury commodity is the most profitable legal crop you can collect and comes exclusively from the area of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato (but also also in the Apennine Mountains of Tuscany and Umbria), regions famous for luxury wines.
When the temperatures drop, when shop windows are lined in blinking lights, and when holiday guests arrive by the dozen, it's that time of the year again: Time to brew hot, spiced, mulled red wine and breathe in the aroma of Christmas in a glass.