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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 – 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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Is it possible to ever slow down the Bordeaux marketing machine?

Last week the vino writers, buyers, and sellers of the World went to Bordeaux, to taste the 2011 wines out of barrel.  Not a great vintage by any means, but even in the week leading up to the marketing event, … Continue reading

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Looking for Luca (and the 04 Barolo Villero Riserva)

In addition to making great wines, Luca Currado and Elena Penna works relentlessly to reach wine lovers all around the world with their stories and, of course, wines.  We have been fortunate to meet up with the family not only … 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 – 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 – 2009 Dolcetto d’Alba, by Elio Altare

Ask a Piemontese winemaker what his or her favorite wine is, and they will you it’s a red burgundy (some will prefer whites, and then a white burgundy or a riesling is the answer). Few vignerons in Burgundy will return … 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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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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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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