Tag Archives: Barolo

My thoughts on Antonio Galloni’s 100 pts for 2013 Barolos

I’ve been asked a lot what I think about the wine writer Antonio Galloni’s 100 pts awarded this summer to two Barolos (Vietti’s Ravera, and GB Burlotto’s Monvigliero).  In itself an easy question, but I have had and still have … Continue reading

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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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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 Tasting Tip – A Morning Run Through The Crus Of La Morra

Working up an apetite is always important, and especially important in a place where food is much more than important. Also, the wine you will drink later in the day will feel much more deserved if you exercise a little … 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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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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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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Official Barolo 2009 Launch Ceremony – Il Barolo 2009 un’annata alla vostra attenzione

101 winemakers ready to serve their 09 babies, a more crowded than usual Barolo town center, Jancis Robinson as the headliner (after the wine, of course), and great weather to boot.  Our first visit to this annual event, this time … Continue reading

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