Tag Archives: Dolcetto

Vino della Settimana–08 Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi, by Chionetti

What we will be doing when we’re past 86 years old, I don’t know, but we find a lot of inspiration in Quinto Chionetti.  A 86 year old winemaker, still going strong, still making the best Dolcettos around, defending is … 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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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 – 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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Vino della Settimana – 2007 Dolcetto d’Alba, by Elio Grasso

When you think of Dolcetto, some may first think of Dogliani, where the likes of Abbona, Chionetti, Einaudi, and CaViola makes cellarable, complex, and minerally wines from the dolcetto (the little sweet one) grape.  That are good to drink right … 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 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 1999 L’Insieme Elio Altare

Enjoy wine and contribute to a needy cause at the same time?  Yes, by buying a bottle (or more) of the Vino Rosso L’Insieme from any of 8 winemakers in Piemonte, a portion of the proceeds go to charity. Each … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Best Dolcettos

Geir Salvesen in Aftenposten (#1 daily non-tabloid newspaper in Norway) Saturday had an interesting article on the Dolcetto’s available at Vinmonopolet.  Pity the Norwegian Wine Monopoly (possibly the best wine retailer in the world) does not really get Dolcetto.  Today … Continue reading

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