Barolo Terroir a Barolo

BAROLO TERROIR: a special cover for a special book

Thanks to Michele Longo and Ian d’Agata my work of art wine on paper titled Goddess – la Dea del Barolo has become a wonderful cover for a special book about Barolo.

Ian D’agata writes this comment at the moment of the launch:


Eight years in writing, 30 of research,  I’ve never loved and hated a book so much as this one. 500+ pages on one of the world’s great wines, there is no other book on any Italian wine quite like it, and hopefully it will have something for everyone. Here at the TerroirSense Wine Academy, the wine school where I teach, and at the TerroirSense Wine Review where I write, everyone is happy, and so is Michele, my good friend and co-author.
BIG thank-yous to all the Barolo producers who have put up with me for over 30 years: this book would not have been possible without your patience, kindness, passion, and generosity…”
and more:
“Can you judge a book by its cover? In this case yes, as my latest book, Barolo Terroir, Grapes Crus People Places, written with good friend Michele Longo is blessed with the cover artwork of Rita Barbero better known in art circles as Purpleryta… this talented young lady uses wine as a medium with which to paint, and I think the book is that much better because her amazing cover. Thanks so much Rita!”
Michele Longo e Ryta
Michele al Purpleplace per la consegna della copia autografata
Michele came to visit me to delivery in person my signed copy. Magic moment, underlined by my silly expression 😉
Presentazione Purpleryta nel libro
Who buys “Barolo Terroir – Grapes Crus People Places” buys for sure a great book on Barolo and also one work of art of me!!!
Thanks again to my friends Michele and Ian!
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