Cru - most of us are familiar with them, right? If not, a cru indicates a certain vineyard. And each cru has specific characteristics based on soil, altitude and exposure. When it comes to different cru, I think Arborina might be one of my favorite! It helps that many of my favorite producers make Barolo... Continue Reading →
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 →
Veglio has some exciting news Mauro Veglio and Alessandro Veglio have joined their wineries! Two great producers have now become one! Mauro is Alessandro's uncle, so they are keeping it in the family 😉 Their wines are similar in styles and they share the same philosophy, so this should be a wonderful adventure! I am... Continue Reading →
Piemontegirl is going back to Piemonte - Finally! It's been waaay to long since last time. In May we celebrated my dad's birthday and there was little time for exploring and going off on my own. This time I will be there for a long weekend, all by myself, and I am looking for recommendations... Continue Reading →
Bartolo Mascarello: A legend Maria Teresa Bartolo Mascarello is an incredible woman. If you haven't been to her winery, you definitely should. You'll find her in Barolo (the town), but don't try to find her email adress to make an appointment. She doesn't really use email. Or the internet. So call or ring the bell.... Continue Reading →
Alessandro Veglio's winery is on my list of places to visit You may have heard of the winery Mauro Veglio's, and you guessed it: Alessandro is related to Mauro. Just below Mauro's winery you will find Alessandro Veglio. He is a fairly new to the business, but his wines are excellent. And it always helps... Continue Reading →
Bruno Rocca I know I focus a lot on Barolo, but as many of you know Barbaresco is also an amazing wine area. And one of my favorite producers from that region is Bruno Rocca. They have a really good selection of wines and a beautiful estate, so if you're looking for wineries in Barbaresco... Continue Reading →
Do you know why the logo for Azelia are 2 peacocks? I do! Before the winery became a winery, it was a farm. And on this farm were all kinds of animals, including peacocks. And they really liked the idea of bringing some of the past history along when they started making wine.