Tag Archives: Cavallotto

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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Our Top 10 Value Wines of 2013

The season of lists continues, this time with great buys we have discovered in the 12 months behind us.  You might shake your head in disbelief as some (2) of these wines might top 40 dollars, but this is not … 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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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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Vino della Settimana–2009 Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne, by Vietti

If we were to say which winemakers’ bottles we (or the restaurants or wine bars we visit)open most often, Vietti would be one of them (together with Altare and Cavallotto).  Strange then how seldom Vietti, and the other usual suspects, … Continue reading

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Vino Della Settimana–2010 Dolcetto d’Alba, by Guiseppe Rinaldi

Read any book on Piemonte, or turn to any page on the internet on nebbiolo wines, and you will find reviews, news, and stories about Beppe Rinaldi and his wines.  Go on Facebook and a smiling Marta Rinaldi greets you. … 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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Wine Journalism–Apples and Apples, or Apples and Pears?

The world’s best wine magazine (according to itself), Decanter (of UK), calls Bordeaux 2010 vintage “an embarrassment of riches”.  The same magazine says “Tight, Tannic” (a clever attempt at “Titanic” – the vintage is going down…?) about Barolo 2006.  One of their … Continue reading

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Top 11 favorite wines of the year (2011)

How can one possibly distinguish between all the great wines in the world, and in a world that ultimately is defined by personal differences in taste? Especially people like us, who has no professional wine title to our name, nor … 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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