In 1942 Fabrizio Iuli’s grandmother opened a restaurant in the Monferrato of Piedmont. His grandfather tended barbera vines on the hillside, and the family sold homemade wine to their patrons. Fabrizio grew up here, giving a hand in the restaurant and in the vineyard.Read More
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When I started this piece, I had a single phrase rolling around in my head — oddball Italian varietals. The word oddball seemed to apply to the quirky nature of a few of recent arrivals, and emphasize them as distinctly not run of the mill.
Then I started reading into them, and I realized my mistake.Read More
I love these people, all of them, I love watching them and listening to them do their work. They are in their element, fluid in their transactions. I admire them. I just don't want to be in the middle of them. I'm much more comfortable off to the side.Read More
It's an exciting time to be a wine merchant. Not just in this season but in this era. We have so much access, so many stories to tell. And because the satisfaction of our trade comes in introducing one set of heroes (you) to another (our favorite winemakers), our little wine hearts flutter when we get hold of bottles like these.Read More