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10 Secrets of Barbera

10 Secrets of Barbera

Shedding light on an Italian classic

Barbera is known for its dark color, bright acidity, and soft tannins.

Due to the balance of acid and tannins, Barbera has done well in warmer climates and can benefit from some time on barriques — even new ones!

California has had some good success with Barbera, but this is coming from a guy who has said Petit Sirah is what California does best (tongue-in-cheek/foot-in-mouth).

Click here for 10 Secrets of Barbera Slideshow.

— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth

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The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush&rsquos &ldquoFamous&rdquo Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're "sweet and firm," just like the former First Lady.

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush&aposs chocolate chip cookies since 2016.

"They&aposre sweet and firm," Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.

Following Bush&aposs death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her "famous" chocolate chip cookies in her honor. "We&aposve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush&aposs cookies since her passing," Rodriguez said.

The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle&aposs "presidential bake-off" competition. Years later, Houstonian staff discovered the recipe and approached Bush one day while she was visiting.

"She was having lunch here at our restaurant, Olivette," Rodriguez recalled to CultureMap. "We asked her if we could use it at the hotel. She said she would be honored and she was flattered that we even asked."

Now, the cookies are given as holiday treats to visiting children, dignitaries, and hotel clients. Their label reads: "These cookies are made with gracious permission from Mrs. Bush."

Rodriguez has worked at the Houstonian for 11 years, and says the secret is in the oats and the Valrhona chocolate chips—which she called the "best chocolate chips available."

"They&aposre great because they have a distinct taste, with the oats and specialty chocolate chips," she noted. "But they&aposre not a soft, fluffy, cookie."

WATCH: A Tribute To Barbara Bush&aposs Signature Pearls

Rodriguez says Barbara and George Sr, who called the hotel home for some time during the 1980s, became like "family" to the Houstonian staff. "This was a special place for them they would come in all the time. I found them to be so down-to-earth. They knew every server by name. I&aposve been thinking a lot about her this week, and what great role models she and her husband were. They were humble, really wonderful people."


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