Tag Archives: Barolo wine tasting

Grandi Langhe 2019, day one

Introducing the 2015 Barolo vintage is certainly an exciting event for most people. I probably have no real right to be here and was certainly put in the “hangers-on” category by the girl at the door. I chose not to … Continue reading

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The Berkel

Only the Italians could reserve such reverence for a slicing machine. The Berkel sits quietly in its corner in our tasting room, beautiful and Ferrari red, all shiny chrome. A restored Berkel of grandeur, to be admired but not having … Continue reading

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Reborn Nascetta – white Barolo, 1

It was on a late summer visit to Elvio Cogno that I first tasted Nascetta – the local white Barolo grape variety that’s made a comeback in the middle of this red wine territory. Elvio Cogno as it turns out, … Continue reading

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Sparkling Nebbiolo – ways with wine

I love what they do with this Nebbiolo spumante. After tipping each of the Nebbiolo bunches in the Barolo vineyards at an early stage of this grape’s long maturation process, they then proceed with the classic method to make this … Continue reading

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Wolfrest Gin – boutique Italian gin

The resting place of the wolf. At Montelupo they believe in their wolf legends, although the wolves themselves are no longer just a myth. They have started to come back to their old haunts and this is the story of … Continue reading

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1982 Barolo – my vintage, my indulgence

Yes, I bought it. It’s the second time I’ve had a 1982 vintage, bottle-of-something. The first was about ten years ago, with a friend and colleague, sharing a bottle of 1982 Trotanoy. I’ll never forget it. And now this 1982 … Continue reading

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Chiara Boschis and women wine makers

“I love my work to death…. but I don’t want to die for it.” Chiara Boschis Wise words from a wise woman. I can’t but feel proud to be a woman in this world, walking into Chiara Boschis’ well-crafted winery. … Continue reading

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Bartolo Mascarello – beyond Barolo wine

It is difficult to add anything new to what you can read about a visit to Bartolo Mascarello cellar. So I will just say I happened there by chance. It was a lucky day. One to experience the aura and … Continue reading

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