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Cascina Fontana

Perno has to be the best kept secret in Piemonte. You will not only find one of the best restaurants, Republicca di Perno, but you will also find Cascina Fontana. And I finally had the pleasure of visiting the winery. Mario Fontana and his son gave us a tour of the small, but beautiful wine... Continue Reading →

Dolcetto for days

Mauro Veglio Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 Wine:  Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Mauro Veglio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: dolcetto Vintage:  2016     Eye: intense ruby red, just like dolcetto should look Nose: floral and fruity, cherries and berries Mouth: smooth, fresh, easy to drink, frutiy Price Point: $16 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

What were the favorite wines?

In a weekend with A LOT of good wines, there are bound to be a few favorites! I enjoyed most of the wines, but like always there are ones you love and ones you maybe don't like as much. For me round 4, the last round, was the best one. The Veglio 1997 and Altare... Continue Reading →

Piemontefestival

Barolo and Friends had another great event in Oslo, this time it was a Piemonte Festival at Nedre Foss Gård. Some wine producers joined us, like Roberto from Malvira, so I got to practice my italian! I had the opportunity to try over 80 wines (but I didn't, because we all know I don't spit).... Continue Reading →

Cavallotto

Cavallotto for my Birthday It has become a tradition to visit Cavallotto for my birthday and this year was no exception. Below you will see the lineup for this year's tasting.  

Winery Wednesday

Aurelio Settimo During my visit to Piemonte this time around I decided to visit a few new wineries. Aurelio Settimo was one of them. The winery started making their own wine in the 1950's, after having been farmers for decades. Today, the winery is run by Tiziana, the daugther of Aurelio, and the philosophy of... Continue Reading →

Barolo Birthday Weekend

Barolo Birthday Weekend is booked! I will, just like last year, spend my birthday in Barolo! Can't wait to be back there again, with all these wonderful people! Do you have any tips on where to go for food or wine? I know the area pretty well, but am always open to suggestions!    ... Continue Reading →

Wine Night at Cascina Nuova

Wine Night a la Piemontegirl Remember I asked you for advice on how to run a Wine Tasting? Well, here is how it went! My very talented friend Elena Baseotto made me some tasting sheets, and I decided to go for 3 wines next to each other: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. The knowledge level among... Continue Reading →

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