The future of vineyards is in the hands of young people

While in 1969 there were 47 social wineries in the Asti region, today there are 16. Although in the mid-1970s wine was considered a nourishment, nowadays it is regarded – and rightly so – as a beverage to be tasted. If consumption has gone from 140 litres per person per year, today estimates are aroundRead more ⟶

The treasure beneath our feet: the soil of Vinchio Vaglio

As you drive through Monferrato, rolling down your window to let in the spring air and letting your gaze linger on the hills of this incredible territory, your gaze will certainly have lingered on our beautiful vineyards shining in the sun. Yet there is one thing that only a few people stop to observe: theRead more ⟶

From the vineyard to the glass: how the best Barbera wines are born

The years when Giorgio Gaber, in ‘Barbera e Champagne’, associated the two wines with two different social classes seem long gone: unemployed people drank Barbera, while managers ordered Champagne. Both desperate for love, the only thing dividing the two was social class, masterfully represented by the glass in their hands, a glass that would makeRead more ⟶

2023 Harvest report: the dawn of new viticulture

It would be unthinkable nowadays not to acknowledge the climate changes that have been taking place in recent years. Having become aware of this, acting to protect our planet and thinking as a community are the ingredients that lead us to speak of the 2023 grape harvest as the dawn of a new season forRead more ⟶

Barbera’s Revolution: Piedmont’s ‘POP vine’

It was the 1960s and only heavy drinkers (in terms of quantity, not quality) managed to finish a bottle of Barbera. From ‘wine of the masses to ‘popular, successful, pop wine’, in high demand and coveted by connoisseurs all over the world, from tap wine to an authentic expression of our homeland: the history ofRead more ⟶

5 Wine Cocktails That Will Turn Your Night Around

Let’s face it: if you thought of spritz and sangria, you’re on the right track, but the world of wine-based cocktails is much more diverse than that and has never been more in vogue than in recent years. Red or white wine-based cocktails, with the addition of gin, rum, tequila, cognac or soft drinks canRead more ⟶

Piedmont’s indigenous grape varieties: intertwining wines, vines and lives

The area of Monferrato is renowned across the world for its delicious wines, and a fundamental part of this well-deserved reputation is the fruit of its indigenous grape varieties. These are grapes that tell of a timeless beauty that has been protected by the expert hands of the vine growers, the thick autumn mists andRead more ⟶

Val Sarmassa Nature Reserve: the “green sea”

The Val Sarmassa Nature Reserve surprises with its myriad facets: extraordinary paleontological treasures, natural landscapes of extraordinary beauty, unique panoramic viewpoints, historic vineyards that are more than 50 years old and ancient literary suggestions that bear the signature of Davide Lajolo, writer, partisan and politician from Vinchio. The hill, the vineyard, the forest, the man:Read more ⟶