Pylsa & Barolo 2017

Every year for his birthday, my dad throws a BBQ by the name of “Pylsa & Barolo”. This way he can celebrate his birthday with his friends without making it an official birthday. This year was special because he turned 50! He decided to fly down his closest friends and family to celebrate in Barolo! We invaded La Morra and occupied all of Corte Gondina. Many events were scheduled, but the main event that started the whole thing is Pylsa & Barolo. Below are some photos of the event. You’ll find the wine lineup at the end!

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Wine of the Week

Marcarini Lasarin Langhe Nebbiolo

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Wine: Lasarin

Producer: Marcarini

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2013

 

Eye: Light color

Nose: red fruits, leather, licorice, tobacco

Mouth: cherry, soft bodied, typical nebbiolo tannins

 

Price Point: $19

Available at Vinmonopolet: No

Wine of the Week

Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2006

IMG_8423Wine: Barolo Brunate

Producer: Marcarini

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2006

 

Eye: garnet red color, with ruby reflections

Nose: rich, vanilla, tobacco, sweet spices

Mouth: warm, long and intense, sweet tannins

 

 

 

Price Point: $30

Available at Vinmonopolet: no

Drinking my way through NYC

When I was in NYC last I had the opportunity to try a lot of wines. I think my favorites were the Dominique Lafon Bourgogne and the Burlotto Barbera d’Alba.

Another cool wine we drank was the Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto 1994. 22 year old grape juice is always fun to try. This one was quite funky at first but got better and better as the night went on.