Tag Archives: Vietti

My thoughts on Antonio Galloni’s 100 pts for 2013 Barolos

I’ve been asked a lot what I think about the wine writer Antonio Galloni’s 100 pts awarded this summer to two Barolos (Vietti’s Ravera, and GB Burlotto’s Monvigliero).  In itself an easy question, but I have had and still have … Continue reading

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Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri 2018

Well, what to say?  No such thing as absolute quality?  Is it really down to personal taste?  Whatever the answer, the fact is that none of Antonio Galloni’s 100 point wines (GB Burlotto 2013 Barolo Monvigliero or Vietti 2013 Barolo … Continue reading

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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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Tre Bicchieri Piemonte 2016

List over Tre Bicchieri in Piemonte is out. No real suprises here, except perhaps that there’s no Barbera from Alba (except Larigi), and that no winemaker got two…. Great to see both Corinos in there though!! Alta Langa Brut Zero … Continue reading

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Barolo Tasting Tip – Wander The Barolo Towns

Most people drive their own car.  Some take taxis.  A few even bikes.  The 11 towns of Barolo are indeed small towns on hills in the Langhe, with steep hills up and down.  And getting from one to the other … 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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Tiramisu and barbera?

When a restaurant the hotel booked did not have the quality of wine list we asked for, we stumbled onto I Colori del Vino, an enoteca of our liking.  A broad selection, but also a number of hidden gems, like … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Wines Of 2013

It’s that time of year!  Where you look back, and try to make sense of it all.  The good stuff, and the not so good stuff.  And, to make it easier on yourself, you make lists.  So do we.  First … 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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