Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Earlier this year, the wine world lost one of its greatest, most influential pioneers: Alfredo Currado, the patriarch of famed Piedmont producer Vietti. His passing was marked all over the wine world, as his contributions to the Piedmontese wine industry in particular, and to Italian wine in general, were as significant as anybody's in the last 50 years.

I recently had the chance to speak with his son and new head of the firm, Luca Currado, as well as taste a number of currently available bottlings, for a story I wrote for John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet that ran this past weekend. Though Mr. Currado is gone, his legacy lives on both in the wines that bear his family's name and in the Piedmont region itself, which would be a very different place were it not for his vision and determination.


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