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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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Stalking Luca Currado – of Vietti – in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Described as a contemporary, casual trattoria-style restaurant with alfresco dining overlooking the Opera House, Opera is a restaurant in the Park Hyatt Hotel, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.  Honed as one of the better restaurants in town, inside probably the best … 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–09 Dolcetto d’Alba, by Cappellano

We have been pondering this for a while – would we dishonor the late Teobaldo Cappellano’s wishes if we wrote about the winery or their wines here?  This was up when we thought the 99 Barolo Pie Rupestris Otin Fiorin … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo, by Ca’Viola

Although the Ca’Viola winery was founded as long ago as 1991, Beppe (probably known to his mother as Giuseppe) Caviola has been mostly famous for his consultancy work for other wineries. Among them the likes of Einaudi, Vietti, Bruno Rocca, … 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 – 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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Vino della Settimana – 07 Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini, by Elio Grasso

Thanksgiving and wine pairing has been a ongoing debate forever.  It’s so much more than Turkey, more a feast of diverse food if you like. With a variety of sweet pies to round it all of.   As the old rule … 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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