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Thanksgiving Wine Tips

Turkey season is upon us So I thought it would be fitting to share some wine suggestion to go with your Thanksgiving meal. Turkey is not a very powerful meat - low in fat and dries out easily. With meat like that, you should try to find a wine that is medium bodied and high... Continue Reading →

Breaking news!

One of my favorite producers, Giovanni Corino, has started making a new cru barolo! Can you guess which cru? It is always exciting to see a winery evolve and grow! I got a sneak peak at a recent tasting, and let me tell you, the wine is really good! Barolo Bricco Manescotto! The vineyard, located... Continue Reading →

Piemontegirl Tasting

As you probably already know, I've started to host some wine tastings! Mostly basic tastings, differentiating between 3 grapes: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. I think it is a good way to learn the difference between the 3 main grapes in Piemonte. The dolcetto from Andrea Oberto had the typical purple color of dolcetto. On the... Continue Reading →

Autunno con il Barolo di La Morra

During the month of November you can taste a vadt variety of wines from the town of La Morra at the Cantina Comunale! Every Saturday in November there is a big tasting, featuring a dozen wines from the surrouding wineries. For only €15 you can taste over 40 wines from great producers! If you're in... Continue Reading →

Some of My Favorite Champagne

It is true I mostly stick to Barolo, but sometimes life calls for champagne. So for those occasions I have a few champagnes that are my go-to. Keep in mind I rarely drink champagne, so when I finally have some bubbles, they are pretty good ones. Ciccio in Serralunga introduced me to Pierre Peters champagne.... Continue Reading →

Favorite Friday Pizza Wine

As most of you know, I make pizza on Fridays. And along with my pizza, I usually have a glass of wine (or three). Here are some of my favorite wines to drink with my pizza (or honestly just any time). Burlotto Barbera & Barbera Aves Marengo Barbera Cavallotto Dolcetto Andrea Oberto Dolcetto Trediberri Langhe... Continue Reading →

Recipe Baci di Dama

Ever wanted to find those cookies you find at the breakfast buffet when you are in Piemonte? Well, look no further! Here is the recipe, so you can make Baci di Dama at home. Perfect for #WorldDessertDay You'll need: 100g Hazelnuts 100g Sugar 100g Butter 100g Flour 100g Dark Chocolate Here is how you do... Continue Reading →

Arborina at Vinmonopolet

So far, there are only 2 Arborina's available at Vinmonopolet: Elio Altare Barolo Arborina *sold out* Giovanni Corino Barolo Arborina 499kr Other producer's of Arborina include Renato Corino, Nadia Curto, Mauro Veglio and Bovio.  

Barbera the Mario Fontana way!

Cascina Fontana Babera d'Alba 2016 Wine: Barbera d'Alba Producer: Cascina Fontana Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Barbera Vintage: 2016   Eye: deep ruby red Nose: roses, cherries, red fruits, spices Mouth: fresh, dry, good acidity Price Point: $23 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

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