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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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Rimontaggio – my own touch of Langhe rosso

How exciting! My first real task in a wine cellar – pumping over my friend’s Langhe Rosso. This wine is going to taste of my touch….! I’m sure this gets boring and banal for the seasoned wine maker. In fact … 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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