Category Archives: Wine Events

Stalking Luca Currado–A legend in Italy, a superstar in USA and Asia, but an unknown quantity in Norway

Actually not Luca this time around, but his wife  – and the real boss in the family – Elena Penna.  On her, and Vietti’s, first visit to Norway. Stavanger and Oslo. In addition to some of the greatest wines on … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau – Time To Start Taking It Seriously Again?

Last year was its 60th birthday, this perhaps the most famous of all “marketing success turned on its head” (in hard competition with candles in Chianti bottles..), Beaujolais Nouveau.  I missed out last year because of travel (see http://bit.ly/U60IoH for article … Continue reading

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Looking for Luca (and the 04 Barolo Villero Riserva)

In addition to making great wines, Luca Currado and Elena Penna works relentlessly to reach wine lovers all around the world with their stories and, of course, wines.  We have been fortunate to meet up with the family not only … Continue reading

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Birthday wine of the week: 08 Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne, by Vietti

To avoid having two wine’s of the week, and to honor the great Luca Currado on his birthday, we have today our first ever Birthday Wine of the Week! Why not Vietti’s Barolo Brunate (one of the best wines in … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau

In it’s 60th year this fall, this tradition takes places on the third Thursday in November. At some point in time it was probably the most famous event, a true global festival, in wine, and probably also the industry’s best … Continue reading

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Languedoc Day Online–Why am I always working when these events are held?

The new big thing – online wine days, dedicated to a different grape every time, you arrange, you invite, you drink, and you live to tweet and blog about it.  So why is it that these days always seem to … Continue reading

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Wine and Halloween–trick or treat?

Wine pairing in fall is usually easy.  It’s the time of year for truffles, lamb, wonderful vegetables, and game. Halloween, not so much. Turnip? Pumpkin?  Or, the apple bobbing game – maybe if the apples floated around in white wine? … Continue reading

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Vino del fine settimana – 5th Annual Sau, Drylevin & Rauaraddel

Accompanying some pata negra, foie gras, and a homemade cajun-inspired crab-dip, was the 07 Langhe Nebbiolo by Cavallotto.  It has of sorts become our house wine of late, and I think we bought the last lot imported to our country.  … Continue reading

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The 2nd Annual #CabernetDay is coming your way on September 1st

@RichBakas is at it again. The “creator” of online “wine days”, “his” 2nd annual #CabernetDay is coming up shortly, on September 1.  Joining this event can be done in a number of ways:  There will be physical locations where vinos … Continue reading

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HTWT’s Wine of the Week: 09 Macon-Verze from Domaine Leflaive

As yesterday was #chardonnay day, vino della settimana had to be a chardonnay. To us, here at How To Wine Travel, just saying the word chardonnay is a strange thing.  Yes, we do know it’s a grape, but we’re much … Continue reading

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