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Carbonara a la Piemontegirl

Carbonara: not as easy as it looks I tried making Carbonara for the first time ever, and although there are not that many ingredients in the dish, getting it perfect is actually quite hard. But, now I know how to make it even better next time. Because it did taste good! I had run out... Continue Reading →

Luigi Pira

It's been a while since I visited Pira. (Although, if you want to say hello you can just stop by Centro Storico, you're very likely to run into him there!) It's always a pleasure to visit Pira. This time I learned something new: Gianpaolo is an avid truffle hunter! In his new tasting room you... Continue Reading →

Fratelli Revello Dolcetto

Fratelli Revello Dolcetto 2013 Wine: Dolcetto d'alba Producer: Fratelli Revello Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2013   Eye: violet, red color Nose: fruity, roses, red cherry Mouth: fruity, fresh, red berries, Price Point: $12 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Gnocchi a la Piemontegirl

Many years ago, I stood in the kitchen at Casa Vietti and watched Nonna make gnocchi. She told me the recipe, and showed me how to do it, but I never did. I recentky grew my own Sage plant and since I don't really like sage, I decided that I would try to make Gnocchi... Continue Reading →

Cascina Fontana

Perno has to be the best kept secret in Piemonte. You will not only find one of the best restaurants, Republicca di Perno, but you will also find Cascina Fontana. And I finally had the pleasure of visiting the winery. Mario Fontana and his son gave us a tour of the small, but beautiful wine... Continue Reading →

Dolcetto for days

Mauro Veglio Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 Wine:  Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Mauro Veglio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: dolcetto Vintage:  2016     Eye: intense ruby red, just like dolcetto should look Nose: floral and fruity, cherries and berries Mouth: smooth, fresh, easy to drink, frutiy Price Point: $16 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Mangialonga 2018

Have you ever been to Mangialonga? If not, you should! I mean, a day of food, wine and beautiful landscape - who can say no to that? I've mentioned Mangialonga before, but basically it's just a walk where you stop along the way to eat and drink. You work your way through the courses and... Continue Reading →

What were the favorite wines?

In a weekend with A LOT of good wines, there are bound to be a few favorites! I enjoyed most of the wines, but like always there are ones you love and ones you maybe don't like as much. For me round 4, the last round, was the best one. The Veglio 1997 and Altare... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Voerzio Nebbiolo "Disanfrancesco" 2015 Wine: Disanfrancesco Producer: Roberto Voerzio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2015   Eye: dark ruby red Nose: floral, mineral, red berries Mouth: silky texture, red fruits, fine tannins Price Point: $20 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

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