Pio Boffa is giving a history lesson. His classroom is the dusty wine cellar, centuries old, of Pio Cesare, the firm his great-grandfather founded in the town of Alba 120 years ago. His text is a framed document: a yellowing copy of an Italian magazine article from 1961 reporting that the winery won a prestigious tasting competition of 1953 Barolos.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2001.
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