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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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Barolo Kings (or Queens and Princesses), Barolo Boys or the Barolo Girl? Part 2

Much has been said, and written, about the wines of kings and the king of wines, Barolo.  More again, has been written about the people behind these wines, the Kings of Barolo, and more and more, the Queens and Princesses … Continue reading

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Saturday Wine Tasting–The Tasting Room, Uptown Park, Houston, Texas, US

A believer in second chances, as well as interested in getting under the hood of American (and other new world) wines, I sacrificed my regular sushi for a visit to the Tasting Room at Uptown Park in Houston, Texas.  My … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2008 Bourgogne Rouge Roncevie, by Domaine Arlaud

In Calgary, Alberta (that’s Canada for those of you who missed most of your geography classes) this week.  And thus my mind was on Canadian (Ice) beer, rather than fine (value) wine.  But then I walked by this place called … 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 – 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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Summer wine travel tip III Revisited – Have Pinot Noir with your burger

In our series, “Have wine with your burger”, we decided to try a new restaurant chain, and a new wine.  Restaurant of choice was Tony Roma’s (at Terminal A, Newark International Airport, Newark, New Jersey), and Bear Boat Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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Vino della settimana – 2009 Il Frappato from Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti, sometimes referred to as the best worst-kept secret in the Italian wine world, is visiting Norway this week.  With a wine tasting (alongside her uncle, Giusto, with his own set of wines) last night, where she presented the … Continue reading

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Vino della settimana – 2009 Mirrasou California Pinot Noir

As I’ve been travelling the past week, and been on a strict sushi diet (with accompanying manufactured riesling), I thought this wine of the week should we something like “airport wine of the week”, as airport is the only thing … Continue reading

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Summer wine travel tip III – Have Pinot Noir with your burger

We’ve all been there, arriving early to beat the lines and ending up waiting for you departure, long stayover between planes, or waiting because your plane is delayed.  What to do?  One need to eat, and it’s easy to stop … Continue reading

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