Not in any particular order, these are some of the best hotels in the barolo area. And remember, since I usually stay at Corte Gondina or in an aribnb, my hotel "knowledge" is somehow limited. But if you are looking for a hotel, these 5 are good ones. Corte Condina Rocche Costemagna Palais Cerequio Relais... Continue Reading →
Piemontegirl makes Christmas Gifts In true Piemontegirl style I decided to make homemade candles out of the used wine bottles quickly accumulating in my apartment. I am not a super crafty person, but it turns out this is quite easy. And owing the right gear helps. I happen to have a bottle cutter lying around,... Continue Reading →
London Baby! I think London is becoming one of my favorite places. Piemonte is still at the top of course, but London is an extraordinary city. Apart from the sights, there are many top of the line restaurants and wine shops, so for a wine interested foodie, it's like heaven. Apart from doing some shopping... Continue Reading →
My first barrel tasting was also my first wine tasting Lucky me. Barrel tasting with Elio at his winery in Cinque Terre was an extraordinary experience and was the catapult that has led to so many wonderful experiences. My family was vacationing in the area and coincidentally Elio was there tending to his grapes. My... Continue Reading →
Remember the time I went to see the geese? Well, here is a goose egg that was given to me that day! And I had that egg for breakfast one morning at Corte Gondina. The Nonna (mother of the owner) cooked it for me in the kitchen! Pretty cool!
tbt - throwing it back to the past few weeks Who doesn't love a tbt? I know I am very fortunate to be able to look back on these wonderful memories. You'll see that I make pizza very often, both by myself and with others. You'll see that I went for a joyride with Lorenzo... Continue Reading →
Throwback to Trediberri teaching me about the vineyard worms! Nicola is very passionate about his work, and he brought me into the vineyard to teach me about the damage hail does and the worms that only come out at night to eat the vines. It's always fun to learn something new!
Elio Altare and his garden As a farmer, Elio Altare does not only grow wine, he also has his own garden. If you are lukcy, you will find him braiding onions or picking fruits of the trees beside the winery, and he will most likely be sporting this wonderful red outfit (pictured below). And if... Continue Reading →