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Cru – Arborina

Cru - most of us are familiar with them, right? If not, a cru indicates a certain vineyard. And each cru has specific characteristics based on soil, altitude and exposure. When it comes to different cru, I think Arborina might be one of my favorite! It helps that many of my favorite producers make Barolo... Continue Reading →

Summer 2018

Summer is over, and many memories have been created! Here are some of my favorite experiences this summer. Baroliadi   Cascina Fontana I love new experiences. My first visit to Cascina Fontana was amazing. Mario not only makes great wine but he is a wonderful person as well. I highly recommend you to visit his... Continue Reading →

Langhe Buio

Enzoboglietti Buio 2009 Wine: Langhe Buio Producer: Enzoboglietti Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: 80% Nebbiolo + 20% Barbera Vintage: 2009   Eye: ruby color Nose: fruity, floral, leather, earth tones Mouth: fresh and fruity, full bodied, Price Point: $23 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Chandarfei

In the mountains, about 2 hours from La Morra, you will find a beautiful hotel called Chandarfei. Elio (along with some friends) has restored a tiny village in Castelmagno (just like a few other wine producers from Piemonte) where you can spend the night, eat, drink and relax. PSA: the road up is dicey, so... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 We all know I am a huge fan of both dolcetto and Cavallotto. So the combination of them both - wow! Cavallotto ages their dolcetto for 6 month in slavonian oak bottim then in cement tanks for 6 months. In my opinion you can store this dolcetto for 5-10 years, but... Continue Reading →

Baroliadi 2018

This summer I was able to join the La Morra team in their annual competition: Baroliadi! Picture a sort of Olympics/triathlon with games centering around wine. Sounds like a recipe for success right?! Well it was! There were 4 different games. First there was the egg toss, where you had to catch an egg in... Continue Reading →

Carbonara a la Piemontegirl

Carbonara: not as easy as it looks I tried making Carbonara for the first time ever, and although there are not that many ingredients in the dish, getting it perfect is actually quite hard. But, now I know how to make it even better next time. Because it did taste good! I had run out... Continue Reading →

Luigi Pira

It's been a while since I visited Pira. (Although, if you want to say hello you can just stop by Centro Storico, you're very likely to run into him there!) It's always a pleasure to visit Pira. This time I learned something new: Gianpaolo is an avid truffle hunter! In his new tasting room you... Continue Reading →

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