This tiny traditional producer in the heart of Castiglione Falletto makes one of the best Barberas in the land. With bright juicy cranberries, peppery spice and a dash of vanilla, this bouncy ball of drinkability makes a nice change from the heavy sweetness of many of its Asti counterparts.

WHO: Alberto Voerzio
WHAT:  Barbera d’Alba
WHERE: Italy, Piedmont, Barbera
DESIGNATION: Superiore
WHEN: 2011
PRICE: $25

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Christina Pickard

Christina Pickard is a native (central) New Yorker who lived for over a decade in London. There she worked as a wine writer, presenter, and educator, contributing to such publications as Decanter, Imbibe and Harpers Wine & Spirit, and presenting on the television show Market Kitchen. Christina moved to Perth, Western Australia in early 2013. She currently writes the wine section for WA's premier lifestyle glossy magazine, Scoop, and contributes to publications including Gourmet Traveller Wine and James Halliday's Wine Companion. Christina founded the Perth-based School of Wine in 2013.