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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 →

Wines under 300kr

Here are a few wines available at Vinmonopolet. If you sign up for my newsletter you will not only get the information first, but I will give you additional tips. Hint: There's a Pira and Oddero wine in the newsletter. Sign up here! Massolino Barbera Burzi Nebbiolo Brovia Barbera  

Wines under 190kr at Vinmonopolet

Here are some wines for under 190kr. Keep in mind they might be sold out or need to be ordered. Andrea Oberto Dolcetto 149,- Elvio Cogno   Dolcetto 170,- Pira Barbera 175,- Trediberri Barbera 175,- Bruno Rocca Nebbiolo 184,-  

Wine of the Week

Pira Dolcetto d'Alba 2015 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Pira Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2015   Eye: ruby red Nose: fruity, floral, dark cherries, strawberries, Mouth: medium body, fruity, good tannins   Price Point: $11 Available at Vinmonopolet: No Available at Systembolaget: Yes

Wine of the Week

Pira Dolcetto  d'Alba 2012 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Pira Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2012   Eye: ruby red Nose: fresh red berries, some floral notes, Mouth: balanced, earth flavors, fresh acidity   Price Point: $17 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes

Wine of the week

Pira Barolo 2007 Wine: Barolo Producer: Pira Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2007   Eye: Garnet red with orange reflections Nose: earthy, spicy notes, fresh Mouth: dark fruit, licorice, some tobacco     Price Point: $55 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes, but not this vintage

Pira

My first visit to Pira was a few years ago, and the visit was hilarious. My family and Pira together. We spoke little italian and he claimed to speak very little English. He was either being modest or he got better over the years because he spoke English very well this year. He was accompanied... Continue Reading →

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