Gloom in Barolo country


Wine writer and educator Young Shi commutes between London and Shanghai and represents my interests in China. She was rather shaken by what she found on her visit to Barolo last week.

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again

This is exactly how blue the Barolo producers are feeling right now. June and the first half of July did not behave weather-wise. Everyone in the Langhe hills has been on tiptoes of expectation...