Tag Archives: Piemonte

Barolo 2011 Tasting – Final Preparations

Get settled Few thing is better in life than arriving at Corte Gondina in La Morra, Piemonte.  The hospitality of Bruno and Elena lives in the walls of this small, what they call, boutique hotel. If you’re lucky you will … 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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Where to Stay, Eat, and Shop in Piemonte (updated April 2015)

Piemonte is located two hours by car southwest of Milano, a one hour drive from Torino, and only slightly more than three hours from Geneva International Airports, making it very accessible. Stay Corte Gondina. Located in La Morra you’ll look … 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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Where to Stay, Eat, and Shop in Piemonte (updated)

Piemonte is located two hours by car southwest of Milano, a one hour drive from Torino, and only slightly more than three hours from Geneva International Airports, making it very accessible. Hotels Corte Gondina. Located in La Morra you’ll look … Continue reading

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Barolo Kings (or Queens and Princesses), Barolo Boys or the Barolo Girl? Part 1

Are you one of those who would to go wine tasting for the weekend, including long lunches and dinners with great wine accompanying the food, but in every free weekend you find in your calendar, there is a game on … Continue reading

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Vino Del Weekend – Tartufo Hunt

Fall time is hunting time for many, so also for us. However, the kind of hunting fit for people that are not very good to handle guns and the like.  Tartufo, or truffle, hunting is a great activity involving fresh … Continue reading

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Please Let Us Have an English Version of “A Wine Atlas of the Langhe”

Slow Food Editore’s “A Wine Atlas of the Langhe” is the most comprehensive guide to the Langhe/Piemonte wine region on the market today. Wines from the Langhe/Piemonte area are on the rise, and it’s safe to say that thousands of … Continue reading

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Vinotrip ‘12 Theme – In Search Of The Best Tiramisu

Having had tiramisu occasionally for dessert for most of life, this changed when I had it served at Al Veluu Ristorante in Tremezzo, Lake Como a couple of years ago.  It basically put all other tiramisus that I had ever … Continue reading

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Buying vintages, rather than wines, winemakers, appellations, or regions

Great winemakers make great wines regardless of vintages, their wines become expressions of the conditions in a given year, and if the conditions do not allow that they will not bottle their wines in certain years.  However, as we all … Continue reading

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