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!




#tbt Recap

Looking back at my not too shabby wine adventure. I know I am very lucky, and I appreciate every moment along the way. Here are some of my favorite moments.


Taking a selfie with Charles Philipponnat


Working with Luca Currado at the Vietti stand at Tre Bicchieri


Celebrating 17 Mai with the Veglio’s in NYC


Picking grapes for Uno Per Uno with the team at Cantina Altare

Wine of the Week

Mauro Veglio Barbera d’Alba



Wine: Barbera d’Alba

Producer: Mauro Veglio

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Barbera

Vintage: 2014


Eye: Intense ruby red, some violet

Nose: red fruits, cherry and plums

Mouth: well balanced, good acidity, mineral, medium body



Price Point: $19

Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

Mercato Del Suffragio


So one good thing about moving to Milano is there is an abundance of wine and good Italian food. And I have many friends that give good tips. This was one of them. Mercato del Suffragio. Here you will find four corners with delicious fresh food. You can sit down and eat, buy “take away” or just buy the fresh ingredients.


One corner has freshly baked bread, pizza, foccacia and coffee. The second corner has fresh fruits and vegetables, juices and salads. Third corner has fish and seafood. And fourth corner, my favorite, has cheese, salumi and wine. You can pick from each of the corners and sit down and enjoy the meal there, or take the meal home. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff is very  friendly and the food is very good! I am definitely coming back here. Especially for the Ice Cream.


It was Daniela, the wife of Mauro Veglio, that told me about this place. They know the owner, Willy, who is very nice! His real passion is Ice Cream, and he let me try some. The nocciola is to die for! The brand is Cool, and their idea is to make natural ice cream with fresh ingredients. They even have ice cream without Lactose for those who are intolerant.




Barbera at Vinmonopolet

Here are a few Barbera’s that you can find at Vinmonopolet


Elio Altare Barbera d’Alba 2013, 275,-


Cavallotto Barbera d’Alba Vigna Cuculo 2011, 275,-


Mauro Veglio Barbera d’Alba 2013, 198,60,-


Vietti la Crena 2010, 390,-


Paolo Scavino Barbera d’Alba 2014, 217,90,-


Mauro Veglio

I have been to Mauro Veglio’s winery many times, both for visits and for a coffee break. But I went back again for a visit this time because my brother had never been for an official winery tour and tasting. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with Daniela, and Mauro of course (although it’s easier to have a conversation with him if you speak Italian). Daniela was kind enough to show us Barolo 2013 from the tanks, so we could compare them to the 2012’s. It’s always interesting to compare vintages.

Looking forward to visiting again soon, and of course drink more of their wines!