Tag Archives: Barbaresco

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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Where to Stay, Eat, and Shop in Piemonte (updated April 2015)

Piemonte is located two hours by car southwest of Milano, a one hour drive from Torino, and only slightly more than three hours from Geneva International Airports, making it very accessible. Stay Corte Gondina. Located in La Morra you’ll look … Continue reading

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The 2013 Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri – An Almost Comprehensive Guide To Italian Wine

Some get their wine tips from friends, others from their local wine shop.  Others again read various magazines about wine, and some even have their favorite pundits, whose advice they follow. For Italian wine, Antonio Galloni (WineAdvocate) and Bruce Sanderson … Continue reading

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Please Let Us Have an English Version of “A Wine Atlas of the Langhe”

Slow Food Editore’s “A Wine Atlas of the Langhe” is the most comprehensive guide to the Langhe/Piemonte wine region on the market today. Wines from the Langhe/Piemonte area are on the rise, and it’s safe to say that thousands of … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2007 Barbaresco Roccalini

Perhaps the most fun thing to do in the wine world, is to find a wine (almost) all by yourself.  A wine that no one has heard of (yet), that you can (for a while) call your own, and, when … Continue reading

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Fall wine travel tip I – Wine and Truffle Hunting

Although we no longer believe the white truffle is the daugther of lightning, and we have toned down their aphrodisiac qualities, people still travel from near and far just to savor a little piece of this gastronomical object of desire. … Continue reading

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The Concept of Tradition

An exciting day! Angelo Gaja in Norway for the very first time.  Sold out early, with a mixture of the usual wine crowd, journalists, bloggers, and some new and curious wine lovers.  Did it live up to the expectations?  The … Continue reading

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Pelissero-tasting

On December 6th, Giorgio Pelissero was in town (Oslo), and we got to taste some of his wines, as well as listen to Pelissero the entertainer.  All-in-all 7 wines. 09 Dolcetto d’Alba Munfrina:  Dark lilac, fruity, perhaps a little bit … Continue reading

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Some old greats, and new discoveries (Travel Notes Piemonte Long Weekend)

A tad late at Malpensa in Milano, we still got to Vietti in Castiglione Falletto before closing time.  And althought we did not get to taste either the Lazzarito nor the La Crena, we experienced enough to understand why Vietti … Continue reading

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