Chiara is a fiery, feisty, fantastic person with boatloads of passion. And her incredible energy is contagious.
Gaia Gaja winetasting at Vinoteket in Oslo. All in all we tasted 5 different wines, 3 from Piemonte and 2 from Tuscany (who knew!).
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 is back! Last October I had the sincere pleasure of meeting Andrea Oberto! It was probably the most legendary winery visit I have ever had. It started with just me and Andrea, speaking ONLY Italian. He showed me the cellar and we tasted his wines. Then, this swiss couple show up. And guess... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →