Gaia Gaja winetasting at Vinoteket in Oslo. All in all we tasted 5 different wines, 3 from Piemonte and 2 from Tuscany (who knew!).
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 →
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 →
It's always wonderful to see good friends and it was a pleasure to attend the Vadio winemakers dinner at Astral in Oslo a while back. First - what a location!! Astral is located a little outside Oslo in a beautiful building (I mean, come on - look at those pictures!) Eduarda and Luis, the winemakers... Continue Reading →
Cavallotto for my Birthday It has become a tradition to visit Cavallotto for my birthday and this year was no exception. Below you will see the lineup for this year's tasting.
Wine Night a la Piemontegirl Remember I asked you for advice on how to run a Wine Tasting? Well, here is how it went! My very talented friend Elena Baseotto made me some tasting sheets, and I decided to go for 3 wines next to each other: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. The knowledge level among... Continue Reading →
Barolo Night in Gothenburg 6 people, 10 barolo, 1 night: does it get any better? (Yes I know one of them is technically a Barbaresco, but it's not my fault someone cheated!) The deal was: bring one (or three) bottles of barolo and we'll taste them blind. So, blindtasting gallore! The bottles were a little... Continue Reading →
First of, I do have an account on Vivino. I admit I'm not the most frequent user, but I am trying to post more. The problem for me is that I usually take a picture of the wine and then later I post it on instagram or something, and I always forget about Vivino... ... Continue Reading →
Finally, a visit to Conterno. This winery has been on the list for quite some time, and I was very happy when the dream became reality. Located in Monforte, it has an amazing view (as you can see above) and the winery is recently renovated, absolutely stunning. Roberto Conterno, the grandson of Giacomo, now runs... Continue Reading →