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Piemontegirl Tasting

As you probably already know, I've started to host some wine tastings! Mostly basic tastings, differentiating between 3 grapes: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. I think it is a good way to learn the difference between the 3 main grapes in Piemonte. The dolcetto from Andrea Oberto had the typical purple color of dolcetto. On the... Continue Reading →

Favorite Friday Pizza Wine

As most of you know, I make pizza on Fridays. And along with my pizza, I usually have a glass of wine (or three). Here are some of my favorite wines to drink with my pizza (or honestly just any time). Burlotto Barbera & Barbera Aves Marengo Barbera Cavallotto Dolcetto Andrea Oberto Dolcetto Trediberri Langhe... 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

Nebbiolo @ Vinmonopolet

  Trediberri Nebbiolo   190,- Azelia Nebbiolo 199,- Alessandro Veglio Nebbiolo 250,- Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo 250,- Cavallotto Nebbiolo 260,- Burlotto Nebbiolo 265,- Altare Nebbiolo 285,-

Wine of the Week

Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo Wine: Langhe Nebbiolo Producer: Cantina del Pino Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2014   Eye: light red, transparent Nose: fruity, spicy, smoky, cherries Mouth: fruity, smooth, good structure, Price Point: $30 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes Available at Systembolaget: no

Wine colors – a chart

Wine Colors provided by Wine Folly Wine Folly has a great color chart with an overview of the main wine colors, as you can see below. It is very common to describe a wine using color, and wine people have their own terminology, like pale amber or deep ruby. This chart also mentions the types... Continue Reading →

Bruno Giacosa: Wine of the Week

Bruona Giacosa Langhe Nebbiolo Bruno Giacosa, tucked away in Neive, is a producer that is appearing more and more frequently at Piemontegirl's table. I tend to stay within the borders of Barolo, but sometimes it's nice to venture outside into Barbaresco (hehe). Bruno Giacosa makes 15 different bottles of wine, including a few bottles in... Continue Reading →

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