Sip Similar: Barolo




Quality Barolos average around $100 per bottle retail. And that’s a bit of a stretch for reheated bolognese sauce in the middle of a busy week. But I still love to pair Nebbiolo with my husband’s bolognese. So I have go-tos that are similar but priced at a point that I can enjoy them on a Wednesday night and feel zero guilt if I don’t finish the bottle, or if I don’t share.

Michele Chiarlo, Il Principe, Nebbiolo, Langhe Michele Chiarlo is a major player in Piedmont, but everything they do, they do well. From Barbera d’Alba to Moscato d’Asti to single vineyard Cannubi Barolo, the wines are all made with care and dedication. Every time I have the Principe bottling, I double-check the price—it just doesn’t feel like a bottle that should be under $30
Giacomo Borgogno e Figli, ‘No Name,’ Langhe 2017 Not feeling like an adult? Have some wine and join us! ‘No Name’ – the rebel wine born from exclusion, a protest in a bottle. This is the occasion wine in this pack.
Parusso Nebbiolo, Langhe Parusso’s main focus as a winery is single vineyard Barolos. However, the same winemaking care is shown to the Langhe wines coming from the lower plains and foothills. The wine is fresher and lighter than its more expensive big brothers, making it perfect for pasta night.