March to August is the best time to visit Piemonte. If Festivals are your thing perhaps September - October better floats your boat.
What makes a good wine list? Is it the volume? The average price? Types of wines? Amount of countries represented?
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 →
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 →
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 →
Over the years I have tried a few hotels, restaurants and wineries and here is a list of some of my favorites.
Corte Gondina - A Home Away From Home Corte Gondina - A beautiful boutique hotel in La Morra. If you ever find yourself in Piemonte, I highly recommend Corte Gondina in La Morra. This should come as no surprise for those who know me, as I frequent the beautiful hotel in the main streets of... Continue Reading →
The Norwegian Sommelier Organization and Kapital will announce who has the Best Wine List in different categories, which include Best in the Country, Best Bubbles, Best By The Glass and Best in Town. My favorites among those who made the different lists are: Territoriet Beijing Palace BA 53 Festningen Restaurant Personally I think Cru is... Continue Reading →