In this new series, just in time for the holidays, I speak with authors of books about different aspects of wine. My first guest for this new series is Alan Tardi, an author, a journalist, a former chef and restaurateur, a wine expert, and an educator. Alan has written two books on wine, one on his experiences living in Piedmont called Romancing the Vine: Life, Love, and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo and his second more recent book, Champagne, Uncorked:The House of Krug and the Timeless Allure of the World's Most Celebrated Drink. Our conversation about his books, his life in Piedmont as the 701st inhabitant of a small town, and his writing process will make you want to curl up with a glass of Champagne or Barolo. Take a listen.