Discover Santa Barbara Wine Country with The Hilt's Matt Dees
Santa Ynez, Santa Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon – these are all wine growing AVAs in the Santa Barbara region of Southern California which, over the last few decades, has seen itself become one of the most interesting and diverse wine growing regions in the US. Despite being further South than the likes of Napa and Sonoma, it is in fact ...
How to Spend 24 Hours in Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Hills in Southern California (situated just north of LA, beyond Malibu) are currently producing some of the most exciting wines in the whole of California. Whilst less established than Napa Valley or Sonoma further North, this wilder territory has attracted a young generation of winemakers who are not scared to experiment. Just a few decades since the ...
Produttori del Barbaresco
2011 was a superb year for Barbaresco, and some of the most beautiful wines came from Produttori del Barbaresco. We report back from a Produttori del Barbaresco Masterclass in which we were lucky enough to taste their incredible 2011 Riservas... Produttori del Barbaresco Masterclass Produttori del Barbaresco is arguably the world’s finest wine-making cooperatives and has a reputation for crafting beautiful ...
Gaja: The Legendary Estate at the Heart of Barbaresco
GAJA: THE IMPORTANCE The wines of Angelo Gaja have been at the forefront of Piedmont for many years. An ancient family domaine established in the 1850s, the business was revolutionised by Angelo when he joined in 1961, bringing methods and a philosophy that were decades ahead of their time. He introduced higher density planting and green harvesting to the region ...
Aldo Vacca: A true Barbaresco Icon
Aldo Vacca has been at the helm of Produttori del Barbaresco, arguably Europe’s most respected co-op, for the last 27 years. In this time the co-op has consistently produced some of the finest expressions of Barbaresco yet remains remarkably well-priced despite its benchmark reputation. With historic family ties (his great grandfather being one of the original founders of the Produttori), ...
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