October 2014 Piedmont (Piemonte) region in northern Italy ranks near the top in terms of the quality of wines it produces. Any discussion of Piedmont wines would be incomplete without shining a spotlight on the 3 “B”s of this region – Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera. Barolo and Barbaresco are produced from the same grape: Nebbiolo. Barbera grape (also the name of the wine) is much more laid back and easy to accommodate