Tag Archives: Barbera d’Alba

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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Vino Della Settimana–07 Barbera d’Alba Cascina Nuova, by Mauro Veglio

How come it took so long for Mauro Veglio to be Wine of the Week? Ever since that infamous trip to La Morra that landed us in Corte Gondina, and Corino, Altare and Veglio on our first tasting day, we’ve … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2006 Barbera d’Alba Ciabot Du Re, by Fratelli Revello

It might just be me, but I often find that the wines the Revello brothers are hard to get a hold of, and that they somehow drown in the sheer quantity of Barolos and Barberas coming from the region.   … 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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Notes from Wine Tasting Day 3 – Piemonte 2011

Fabio Oberto was all smiles when we arrived.  1300 of 2000 produced bottles of his Barolo Brunate 07s had just been bought by Alko, the national alcoholic beverage retailing monopoly in Finland. Some will perhaps question the long-term business sense … Continue reading

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Notes from Wine Tasting Day 2 – Piemonte 2011

Weary of the fact that the Cavallotto family likes to sleep in, we arrived for our 10 am tasting.  Quiet at first, but after walking around for awhile, I think we managed to wake up parts of the family. Giuseppe … Continue reading

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Notes from wine tasting–Day 1 2011 Piemonte trip

Few wineries have a better location than Conterno Fantino. Located at the “top of Monforte d’Alba” if you will, with view of the entire Piemontese Alps. The only thing better must be to be there early in the morning when … Continue reading

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Vino della settimana 2006 Barbera d’Alba Bricco Boschis (Vigna Cuculo)

The first thing you notice about the Cavallotto family is that they love the land, and everything that goes with it.  We started our visit in the vineyard, and 70 minutes later we had to urge Giuseppe, the older brother, … 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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Going all out at the Dalla Terra Annual Wine tasting in Houston

Everything is bigger in the US, and everything in Texas is even bigger. It’s true, even at wine tasting.  Not that they get out the magnums necessarily, but at Dalla Terra’s annual wine tasting at Dolce Vita yesterday afternoon they … Continue reading

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