Tag Archives: 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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Wine Travel Tip – Hug the Cedar Tree in Piemonte

Square in the center of what’s commonly referred to as the Barolo region, at the very heart of the Langhe, on top of the Monfalletto hill, stands a cedar tree – the cedar tree of Lebanon. Once you find, and … Continue reading

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Adding Red Burgundy to a Norwegian Tradition

Pinnekjøtt is a traditional Norwegian (at least on the west coast) Christmas dish.  It is made from salted-cured lamb ribs, very juicy and tender meat.  It directly translates to “stick meat”, a name it has got from the birch sticks … 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 – 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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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 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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Monday wine tasting

Not particular good vintages either in Bordeaux or Piemonte, we tried two 1997 wines from those areas yesterday.  Yes, I know that American wine pundits and press has been rather high on 97 nebbiolos, but I personally think that both … Continue reading

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Altare shows “entry” Barolo can be nothing like an “entry” Barolo

Great food, impeccable hospitality, accompanied by some “medium-range” wines at Casa Saetre. Here’s how it (the wine tasting) went. 1996 Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo Collis Breclemae Ghemme:  Fresh nebbiolo color, still a bit closed on the nose, blackberry and violets. … Continue reading

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