The cellar hands had little interest in tasting wine with us. Maybe they didn't like the taste, or maybe working at a winery was as much a job to them as picking apples or working in a factory.
Winemaking is a physically demanding job.
Ask most winos what place is synonymous with nebbiolo and without hesitation they’ll say Barolo. In their second breath they’ll utter Barbaresco, the next region over in the same Langhe hills. Only the most knowledgeable will tell you, in their third breath, of the exceptional nebbiolo that exists in Northern Piedmont, aka Alto Piemonte.
In wine, there is an ideal version of the experience – and then there’s the reality.