Scarrone: A barbera worth trying

Vietti Vigna Scarrone Barbera d'Alba 2011 Wine: Vigna Scarrone Producer: Vietti Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: barbera Vintage: 2011   Eye: ruby red Nose: cherries, vanilla, spices Mouth: fruity, with good acidity, well balanced Price Point: $32 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes Available at Systembolaget: yes

Wine of the Week

Elio Altare Barbera d'Alba Wine: Barbera d'alba Producer: Elio Altare Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Barbera Vintage: 2011   Eye: ruby red, violet reflections Nose: violets, black cherry Mouth: dark red fruits, full bodied, good acidity Price Point: $15 Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes Available at Systembolaget: nei

Giada – new favorite barbera

Andrea Oberto Barbera Giada Andrea Oberto, my newest friend in Barolo, makes a wonderful Barbera Giada. Some may like to call it a Barbera Superiore, which means that it's made from the barber grapes but vinified differently, most likely either in oak or longer in oak (compared to the classic barbera). Those who understand Norwegian... Continue Reading →

Andrea Oberto – San Giuseppe

Andrea Oberto Barbera San Giuseppe Andrea Oberto has become a new staple at Cantina Granveien, and hopefully I'll bring some home after I visit them in October. As of now I do not know very much about the winery or the wines, but I will visit them in October and learn more about them! In... Continue Reading →

Vinmonopolet: Wines under 200kr

Vinmonopolet: good selections for a reasonable price There are quite a few wines available at Vinmonopolet, but you can find some great wines at reasonable prices. (Although that’s not always the case). In any event, I have listed some wines that I think highly of and that as of now are available. However, bear in... Continue Reading →

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