Tag Archives: Altare

The Hunt For The World’s Best Tiramisu – Il Teatro, Calgary, Alberta, in Canada

In downtown Calgary (Alberta, Canada), serving Italian-inspired seasonal grub, with a great wine list to booth, we also found Tiramisu on their menu.  After a great meal, accompanied by a 07 Barolo from Elio Altare, expectations were high. Great presentation … Continue reading

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Note to self – There are restaurants with OK wine in Asia

This is really a note to self, but also OK for others to read on.  For the longest time, I’ve always brought wine from home (our cellar), when travelling in Asia (yeah, I know, it’s a bit sad, but still … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana–08 Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi, by Chionetti

What we will be doing when we’re past 86 years old, I don’t know, but we find a lot of inspiration in Quinto Chionetti.  A 86 year old winemaker, still going strong, still making the best Dolcettos around, defending is … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana–2009 Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne, by Vietti

If we were to say which winemakers’ bottles we (or the restaurants or wine bars we visit)open most often, Vietti would be one of them (together with Altare and Cavallotto).  Strange then how seldom Vietti, and the other usual suspects, … Continue reading

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Vino Della Settimana–2010 Dolcetto d’Alba, by Guiseppe Rinaldi

Read any book on Piemonte, or turn to any page on the internet on nebbiolo wines, and you will find reviews, news, and stories about Beppe Rinaldi and his wines.  Go on Facebook and a smiling Marta Rinaldi greets you. … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo, by Giuseppe Rinaldi

You might think otherwise, bur considerable thought goes into our Wine of the Week. There are certain criteria, e.g. we will not simply choose the obvious ones necessarily,  the most expensive you-know-who-they-are wines, but rather seek out what we think … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2007 Barbera d’Asti Bricco dell’Uccellone, by Braida

I’ve been dreading this moment for awhile now. This was never meant to be just another wine blog, writing the same stories that you’ve read a hundred times before.  We should find the wines, the winemakers, and the wine stories, … Continue reading

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Piemonte travel preparations III – Final wine tasting

We set “sail” on June 24, and thus we needed a final tasting to prepare for the trip.  We decided to deviate from plan to include Freisa, Arneis, and Chardonnay in the “preparation” tasting, given the profile of the lineup … Continue reading

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Summer WINE TRAVEL TIP I – Wine and Hiking

Not to be mistaken for Marcialonga, who are for people who prefer energy drinks and granola bars to fine wine and slow food, and requires the presence of snow, Mangialonga is a non-competitive walk, and festival, in the vineyards of … Continue reading

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Tartufo hunt – Piemonte trip November 12-15

It’s that time of year again.  Tourists are at home, and the Piemontese go tartofo hunting in the month of November.  We’ll be tagging along on Saturday, with fingers crossed.  Some lunches and dinners are already booked. We are trying … Continue reading

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