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Bruno Giacosa

Although I never had the chance to meet him, I know for sure that the wine world has lost a true legend. It has been a pleasure reading what people had to say about him, and I am sorry I never had the chance to experience it first hand. Antonio Galloni calls him the "Maestro... Continue Reading →

Chiara Boschis

If you don't know very much about wine or the Barolo region, you should visit Chiara Boschis. Her visits are chock full of information; she will take you all the way from the roman times to the present, giving you a full history of the region. Chiara is one of the "Barolo Boys" (yes, I... Continue Reading →

Labor of Love

I enjoy reading wine books, browsing the pictures, learning about grape varieties and wine regions. The newest addition to my wine book collection is "Labor of Love" by Suzanne Hoffman. I actually had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne at a dinner last summer. At the time I was working with Silvia Altare at her winery.... Continue Reading →

Femmes Fatales

Territoriet does a good job of gathering wine people, and this time was no different. Veslemøy, part of the Moestue group, had organized for Chiara and Claudia to come and show their wines. The theme for the night was "Femmes Fatales", which is fitting as these women are strong characters in Piemonte. Chiara Boschis is... Continue Reading →

Fratelli Revello

I have been the Piemonte region quite a few times, and each time I try to visit some new places. On the list this time was Revello. My good friend Elena is the daughter of the winemaker and she was able to arrange a visit, a tour of the cellar and a tasting of some... Continue Reading →

Azelia

I recently discovered, and befriended, the winemakers at Azelia. Located at the bottom of Castiglione, next to Paolo Scavino, you find the not so small winery of Azelia. It just so happens that Azelia, Cavallotto and Scavino are all related-- welcome to Barolo! At the Azelia winery, Lorenzo the son is now the 5th generation... Continue Reading →

Oddero

Isabella Oddero and I have been friends online for a while, and I figured it was time to meet in person. And what better way thank to do a tasting at the winery. She was kind enough to show me around even though she was sick, and I got the grand and Manhatten, her golden retriever,... Continue Reading →

Roberto Voerzio

This is one for the books. I had met Roberto at a Champagne dinner earlier this month, and decided I needed to visit his winery. I have tasted very few, if any, of his wines before, and so it was time. And it was a very good decision. Naturally, I did not expect him to... Continue Reading →

Brezza

Brezza, a winery, hotel and restaurant, lies right on the edge of the town Barolo. The Brezza family bottled their first wine in 1910. Today, the fourth generation runs the operations, with over twenty two hectares. Brezza also has a hotel and a restaurant. Brezza has a Langhe Chardonnay and a Rosé. Not many wineries I... Continue Reading →

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