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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 →

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 →

Wonder what wineries to visit?

No need - here are some of my favorites! There are many more wineries in Piemonte than then ones pictured but these are some of my favorites. You can also check out Winery Wednesday to read more about them.

Winery Wednesday

Marengo - another favorite I know the list of my favorite wineries is growing (a lot) but there are just so many good winemakers to visit. And Marengo is definitely high on the list. If you visit them you will most likely meet with Jenny, Marco's wife, and you'll maybe get to taste som of... Continue Reading →

Burlotto – A treasure in Verduno

Burlotto - The Palm Tree King (and winemaker of course) Not only does Burlotto grow palm trees, he also makes excellent wines! In a beautiful house in Verduno, you will find a winemaker of the ages (and his 2 beautiful dogs). I am known for my love of La Morra but I will happily visit... Continue Reading →

Yes, It Was As Legendary As Expected

Accomasso - The Man, The Myth, The Legend Accomasso? I honestly don't believe it. The whole thing was like a dream. A bizarre, wonderful, unexpected dream. Do you know about Accomasso? If you do, then you've probably heard rumors about what he's like. And let me tell you: they are true. Here is how it... Continue Reading →

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 →

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