Tag Archives: Luca Currado

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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Stalking Luca Currado – of Vietti – in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Described as a contemporary, casual trattoria-style restaurant with alfresco dining overlooking the Opera House, Opera is a restaurant in the Park Hyatt Hotel, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.  Honed as one of the better restaurants in town, inside probably the best … Continue reading

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Stalking Luca Currado – of Vietti – This Time In Sweden

No Luca sighting this time, but at least his wines had their way to Systembolaget in Sweden. For me personally, Vietti’s 2010 Barbera d’Alba Vigna Scarrone was one of this summer’s big surprises.  Not that it has not always been … Continue reading

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Stalking Luca Currado, of Vietti

Stalking Vietti is not the hardest thing to do, as their wines are available in most geographies, and both Luca and Elena travels the world frequently to educate people about their wines, vineyards, and history. Sometimes however, even I am … 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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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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