The Piedmont is the source of some beautiful wines and provided three excellent examples for our July meeting, including a delicious Gavi (La Toledana – Majestic – £11.99). However, it also provided a most disappointing Barola, which received this year’s lowest group score; so much for a famous name! We do not meet in August and our next meeting, on September 8th, will feature more wines from North West Italy which you could expect to drink somewhere between Genoa and Rome. On October 13th we will travel further down the coast to Naples. Michael Switzer.