Piedmont Icons from Bruno Giacosa, May 2012

Some years ago, my wife and I found a cellar full of old Piedmont gems, primarily from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The wines had all had just one previous owner and were in pristine shape. Even wines from lesser years turned out to be fabulous, demonstrating the importance of provenance. Given the extraordinary rarity and condition of these true treasures – coupled with our desire to give back to our community – we decided to use the wines for charitable dinners and events. This dinner, held in November 2011, raised $45,000 for The Mount Sinai Hospital. Later this week we will post an article on the dinner along with my impressions after having tasted the wines. I made (at least!) two small mistakes in this video. Can you find them? The answers are below. Wines in this Episode: 1969 Barbaresco 1970 Barbaresco Santo Stefano 1971 Barbaresco Montefico 1964 Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva 1967 Barbaresco Asili Riserva 1971 Barolo Riserva Rocche di Castiglione Falletto 1975 Barolo Riserva Bussia di Monforte 1978 Barolo Riserva Speciale Villero 1982 Barolo Riserva Collina Rionda 1. The Santo Stefano vineyard is in Neive, not Barbaresco 2. I mentioned there are eight wines in the video, but there are nine © 2013 All Grapes Media, LLC