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Wine of the Week

Voerzio Nebbiolo "Disanfrancesco" 2015 Wine: Disanfrancesco Producer: Roberto Voerzio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2015   Eye: dark ruby red Nose: floral, mineral, red berries Mouth: silky texture, red fruits, fine tannins Price Point: $20 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Vacation – Barolo Next!

This year's summer vacation is under way! And surprise surprise - I am heading to Barolo! Hopefully I'll get to visit some new wineries and try some new things, but I will for sure visit some of the usual places. More e Macine here I come!!! If you have any tips or suggestions please feel... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Experiences Summer 2017

Tour at Altare We took the whole Norwegian crew to Altare and Silvia gave us a beautiful tour of the vineyards and the winery. Check out that awesome staff! Repubblicca di Perno Pylsa & Barolo Piemonte Edition Every year for my dad's birthday we have Pylsa & Barolo. This year we brought the whole crew... Continue Reading →

Have you tried Giovanni Corino Dolcetto?

Giovanni Corino Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Giovanni Corino Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: dolcetto Vintage: 2016   Eye: dark red, violet hue Nose: dark berries, fruity, hints of hay Mouth: light to medium bodied, smooth, fresh and fruity Price Point: $12 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Barolo Night 3.0 Round 4

Did we subconsciously save the best for last? Mauro Veglio Rocche 1997 Color was dark brown, rusty. On the nose there were notes of toffee, sweet and some fruit This wine tasted a little strange to me, not quite sure what it was. For most of the other wine tasters it was fantastic. Altare 1996... Continue Reading →

Pizza Wine

Tignanello - why we call it the Pizza Wine   Maybe you've heard me say that I am having Pizza Wine with my Friday Pizza? Well, there's a story behind the concept. Normally, a "pizza wine" would be a dolcett, barbera or a langhe nebbiolo. Something light to have with your pizza, nothing super fancy... Continue Reading →

Have you ever heard of the grape Pelaverga?

Burlotto Pelaverga Pelaverga is a very special grape that is indigenous to Verduno in Piemonte. There are not that many winemakers that make wine with the pelaverga grape (I don't think I have tried any other pelaverga wines) but I really like the one Burlotto makes. Wine: Pelaverga Producer: Burlotto Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: pelaverga Vintage: 2014   Eye: light,... Continue Reading →

Piemontefestival

Barolo and Friends had another great event in Oslo, this time it was a Piemonte Festival at Nedre Foss Gård. Some wine producers joined us, like Roberto from Malvira, so I got to practice my italian! I had the opportunity to try over 80 wines (but I didn't, because we all know I don't spit).... Continue Reading →

Barolo Night 3.0 Round 3

Continuing the tasting notes from Barolo Night 3.0. Renato Ratti Rocche 2011 Clear red color. This wine had a strange smell. Some dill on the nose. The taste was also a bit strange. Not my favorite wine of the night. Mauro Veglio Gattera 2006 Color a little rusty, but clear. On the nose there were... Continue Reading →

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