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Bruno Giacosa

Although I never had the chance to meet him, I know for sure that the wine world has lost a true legend. It has been a pleasure reading what people had to say about him, and I am sorry I never had the chance to experience it first hand. Antonio Galloni calls him the "Maestro... Continue Reading →

Winery Wednesday

In the outskirts of Serralunga you will find Ettore Germano. Sergio, the winemaker, just finished building a new tasting room, and it is beautiful! One of the main reasons I visit Ettore Germano is for his riesling, Herzu! It might sound strange to visit a winery in Barolo to drink Riseling, but Herzu is truly... Continue Reading →

Winery Wednesday

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Giuseppe, you should book a tasting here right away. Cavallotto is located in the outskirts of Castiglione Falletto in Barolo, and here you can find the 3 winemaker siblings: Laura, Alfio and Giuseppe. Together they make all the decisions about the winemaking, but their responsibilities around the... Continue Reading →

Back in Piemonte

Finally back in Piemonte. It's vacation time, which means lots of eating and drinking. And many winery visits. The next few days are full of exciting visits many different producers.

#tbt Cinqueterre

About 5 years ago I was on a family vacation in Portovenere and we happened to be there at the same time as Elio Altare. My dad was able to organize a tour of the vineyards and the small winery Elio has in Cinqueterre. This was my first wine experience ever. Elio took us into... Continue Reading →

#tbt 1993 Elio Altare

This was one of my favorite wine experiences. At one of our tastings with Siliva she brought up a bottle for blind tasting. My dad was able to guess the grape and the year, one of his proudest moments. Apart from all that, the wine was incredible!  

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