Tag Archives: Langhe Nebbiolo

What Wine To Go With Vongole?

  Ever since a legendary visit to Mangê in La Morra, Piemonte, where we had the most delicious Vongole (at that time, known to man), and Angelo suggested an Italian Pinot Noir (Les Cretes from Valle d’Aosta) http://bit.ly/1xwF5D1 to go … 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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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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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 – 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 – 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 del fine settimana – 5th Annual Sau, Drylevin & Rauaraddel

Accompanying some pata negra, foie gras, and a homemade cajun-inspired crab-dip, was the 07 Langhe Nebbiolo by Cavallotto.  It has of sorts become our house wine of late, and I think we bought the last lot imported to our country.  … Continue reading

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Notes from Wine Tasting Day 3 – Piemonte 2011

Fabio Oberto was all smiles when we arrived.  1300 of 2000 produced bottles of his Barolo Brunate 07s had just been bought by Alko, the national alcoholic beverage retailing monopoly in Finland. Some will perhaps question the long-term business sense … 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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