Tag Archives: Elio Altare

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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Tre Bicchieri Piemonte 2016

List over Tre Bicchieri in Piemonte is out. No real suprises here, except perhaps that there’s no Barbera from Alba (except Larigi), and that no winemaker got two…. Great to see both Corinos in there though!! Alta Langa Brut Zero … 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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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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The Hunt For The World’s Best Tiramisu – Il Teatro, Calgary, Alberta, in Canada

In downtown Calgary (Alberta, Canada), serving Italian-inspired seasonal grub, with a great wine list to booth, we also found Tiramisu on their menu.  After a great meal, accompanied by a 07 Barolo from Elio Altare, expectations were high. Great presentation … Continue reading

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A “Second Opinion” On Elio Altare’s Cinque Terre Project

A second-opinion on the Elio Altare project in Cinque Terre http://bit.ly/TBpkbN , by the wonderful Eric Guido. What it is, you might ask?   Well, the short version is: First vine louse, then progressive aging of the working population, socio-economic changes, … 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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Looking for Italian Wine and Grub in Singapore – Garibaldi is the Place To Go

Constantly on the outlook for great wine and good authentic food, I just discovered this gem in Singapore.  Chef Roberto Galetti offers Italian food the way it’s made in Italy (no cream, no tomato “sauce”) and serves them with wines … Continue reading

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Note to self – There are restaurants with OK wine in Asia

This is really a note to self, but also OK for others to read on.  For the longest time, I’ve always brought wine from home (our cellar), when travelling in Asia (yeah, I know, it’s a bit sad, but still … Continue reading

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