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Have you ever heard of the grape Pelaverga?

Burlotto Pelaverga Pelaverga is a very special grape that is indigenous to Verduno in Piemonte. There are not that many winemakers that make wine with the pelaverga grape (I don't think I have tried any other pelaverga wines) but I really like the one Burlotto makes. Wine: Pelaverga Producer: Burlotto Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: pelaverga Vintage: 2014   Eye: light,... Continue Reading →

Piemontefestival

Barolo and Friends had another great event in Oslo, this time it was a Piemonte Festival at Nedre Foss Gård. Some wine producers joined us, like Roberto from Malvira, so I got to practice my italian! I had the opportunity to try over 80 wines (but I didn't, because we all know I don't spit).... Continue Reading →

Barolo Night 3.0 Round 3

Continuing the tasting notes from Barolo Night 3.0. Renato Ratti Rocche 2011 Clear red color. This wine had a strange smell. Some dill on the nose. The taste was also a bit strange. Not my favorite wine of the night. Mauro Veglio Gattera 2006 Color a little rusty, but clear. On the nose there were... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Nadia Curto Dolcetto d'Alba 2015 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Nadia Curto Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2015   Eye: ruby red with purple hue Nose: red fruits, cherry, sweet. licorice Mouth: soft, fresh, good acidity. dry Price Point: $13 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes Available at Systembolaget: yes

Wines under 300kr

Here are a few wines available at Vinmonopolet. If you sign up for my newsletter you will not only get the information first, but I will give you additional tips. Hint: There's a Pira and Oddero wine in the newsletter. Sign up here! Massolino Barbera Burzi Nebbiolo Brovia Barbera  

Barolo Night 3.0 Round 2

Check out these three wines from round 2 at Barolo Night 3.0. Keep in mind we tasted them all blind. Altare Barolo 1993 Dark, rusty color. On the nose a little bit of toffee, sweet, red berries, truffel. In the mouth the wine was soft, but with tannins present. Impressive for a wine with that... Continue Reading →

L’osteria del Vignaiolo

If you're ever on my instagram, you'll see I frequent Osteria del Vignaiolo! It is a must when I am in Piemonte. The food pictures really speak for themselves - and yes I know I always eat the same things! But wouldn't you eat this all day if you could? It has become a tradition... Continue Reading →

Sandefjord Vinfestival

This weekend I attended Sandefjord Vinfestival. This year the overarching theme was South-Africa, but my good friend Alessandro Veglio was there as well. And a bottle of Vietti Moscato. The festival takes place every year in Sandefjord, and many cool wineries and wines are represented. Even though I normally stick to Piemonte, I tried a... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Marengo Barbera Vigna Pugnane 2015   Wine: Barbera Vigna Pugnane Producer: Marco Marengo Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Barbera Vintage: 2015   Eye: intense ruby red Nose: fruity, red berries Mouth: full-bodied, fruity, warm Price Point: $13 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes Available at Systembolaget: no

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