I have previously shared a sort of wine bucket list, but as it turns out I only checked off 1 out of the 5 items.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Just returned from 3 wonderful days in La Morra with fantastic people, good food and excellent wine! The weather was beautiful - I love it when the mountains are visible! Visited the usual places (Centro Storico, Cavallotto, More e Macine etc) but also some new places. Already looking forward to going back!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Today I turn 26, and I am celebrating true Piemontegirl style in Piemonte with wine and food! The next few days will be all about food, wine and people that I love. You'll read all about it in the next few weeks! Here are some pictures from last year's birthday shenanigans!
Barolo Birthday Weekend is booked! I will, just like last year, spend my birthday in Barolo! Can't wait to be back there again, with all these wonderful people! Do you have any tips on where to go for food or wine? I know the area pretty well, but am always open to suggestions! ... Continue Reading →
Bottle Variance: A conondrum This Christmas, I experienced Bottle Variance for the first time. It was the strangest thing. We opened 2 Azelia Barolo Margheria 2004, but they tasted like two completely different wines. Both were good: there was nothing wrong with either of the wines, but when we were blind tasting, no one guessed... Continue Reading →