Category Archives: Wine Tastings

Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri 2017

No big surprises, although it sometimes feels that some Tre Bicchieris are awarded on past performance or pure fame.  Very happy to see Cascina Fontana make the list.  As well as Giulano Corino and his family with their Barolo Giachini.  … Continue reading

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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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Tre Bicchieri Piemonte 2016

List over Tre Bicchieri in Piemonte is out. No real suprises here, except perhaps that there’s no Barbera from Alba (except Larigi), and that no winemaker got two…. Great to see both Corinos in there though!! Alta Langa Brut Zero … Continue reading

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Barolo Tasting Tip – Wander The Barolo Towns

Most people drive their own car.  Some take taxis.  A few even bikes.  The 11 towns of Barolo are indeed small towns on hills in the Langhe, with steep hills up and down.  And getting from one to the other … Continue reading

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Barolo 2011 Tasting – Final Preparations

Get settled Few thing is better in life than arriving at Corte Gondina in La Morra, Piemonte.  The hospitality of Bruno and Elena lives in the walls of this small, what they call, boutique hotel. If you’re lucky you will … Continue reading

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Barolo 2011 – Anything like 2001?

Always interesting to try some of your Barolo bottles 10 years later.  In general, if there is such a thing as general in the wine world, Barolos reach their drinking window after 10 years.  But recent years have told us, … Continue reading

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Tiramisu and barbera?

When a restaurant the hotel booked did not have the quality of wine list we asked for, we stumbled onto I Colori del Vino, an enoteca of our liking.  A broad selection, but also a number of hidden gems, like … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Value Wines of 2013

The season of lists continues, this time with great buys we have discovered in the 12 months behind us.  You might shake your head in disbelief as some (2) of these wines might top 40 dollars, but this is not … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Wines Of 2013

It’s that time of year!  Where you look back, and try to make sense of it all.  The good stuff, and the not so good stuff.  And, to make it easier on yourself, you make lists.  So do we.  First … Continue reading

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Vino Della Settimana – 03 Domaine Michel Lafarge Beaune Greves

This might be less about the wine of the week, and more about the experience of being a wine lover and a frequent traveller, and why that is a difficult proposition.  First, the glasses:  When was the last time you … Continue reading

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