Cinque Terre

11/07/2020Travel, Winetasting

We finally took some time off to go visit our friends Giulia and Francesco, two musicians from Lerici now living in London but back home because of the pandemic. There are many things we love about the Cinque Terre area, the food, the rocky beaches, the hikes to reach them and the uniquely rude Ligurian … Read More

We bought a Tesla for our Wine Tours

02/03/2020Community, Travel, Winetasting, WineTour

Big news! Transportation upgrade! One of the biggest challenges of our generation is being able to rethink our relationship with the planet we live on. As a family, we try to be responsible and do what we think is the most sustainable choice, starting from the small things like how we buy groceries, clothes and … Read More

Community

01/03/2020Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

EVERYONE YOU WILL EVER MEET KNOWS SOMETHING YOU DON’T As you probably already know, we like to take care of our Wine Club members when they come visit our homeland, and there is no better moment for me than when I get to sit and talk about it. Sharing the tiny bit of knowledge that … Read More

Scarpa winery

04/02/2020Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

What a great hospitality @scarpawine. We knew only some of the wines from previous tastings and restaurant adventures, so we decided to pay them a visit to introduce our Wine Club project. This was the line up: ⁣ ⁣ Barbera – Cascina scarpa 2016⁣ Barbera – La Bogliona 2012⁣ Brachetto – La selva di Moirano … Read More

Wine Bug

01/02/2020Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

We met for the first time in 2012, we were both a lot into music and somewhat into wine. This man was at the time running l’Antichissima Osteria, one of the greatest wine places we have ever been to. Colorful, hidden in a corner of a small town, with the most intriguing cellar, Pietro would … Read More

Custom selection for our Wine Club

01/01/2020Community, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

WINE COLLECTION I’ve been doing a lot of research and digging recently to satisfy some private cellar’s hunger for old and rare bottles. Barolo and Barbaresco are definitely one of the most sought after wines and it’s such a privilege to help wine collectors fill their cellars. Do you lay down/collect your wines? Are you … Read More

Barolo Night

30/11/2019California, Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

We took some photos to show the rest of the world what our Wine Club members in California have been enjoying these last couple of weeks. This was the first edition of the Barolo Night, an incredible, fun soirée with Matteo as the Chef and myself as the Somm. Second edition? December 2019 Check out … Read More

Fletcher wines

17/09/2019Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

THINKING OUT OF THE BOX⁣ “Hey you’ve got an American accent” – “And you gotta be from Australia”. These were the first words I exchanged with Dave Fletcher at his unique winery, built in the old train station of Barbaresco. ⁣ We saw immediately a connection between our stories, both harbingers of new ideas to … Read More

Provence and rosé

14/08/2019Community, Travel, Winetasting, WineTour

First day in Provence! Today we visited Chateau La Coste in Coteaux d’Aix, an incredible futuristic winery and art museum. Tadao Ando and Renzo Piano are among the many artists, the place also has a Michelin Star Restaurant and each art piece is conceived to be connected with the vineyards that surround the winery. A … Read More

Cappella del Barolo, Brunate

01/08/2019Community, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Built in 1914 as a shelter for those who worked in the surrounding vineyards in case of storms or hail, and never consecrated, the Chapel of SS. Our Lady of Grace was purchased by the Ceretto family in 1970 along with 6 hectares of prestigious vineyards of Brunate. In ruins after years of neglect, it … Read More

Valdisole

08/06/2019Community, Food, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Amazing experience at Valdisole Winery yesterday, a brand new project born in the Roero hills out of Giuseppe Amato’s creativity. Giuseppe’s approach to winemaking is where natural wine and Sommelier skills meet. “Natural wine” is all he does, but nothing is released unless it is technically and professionally approved. The wines are very clean and … Read More

Valtellina

06/02/2019Community, Travel, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

VALTELLINA – Mountain Nebbiolo ? We spent a few days in this narrow valley bordering Switzerland just a couple hundred kilometers away from Langhe. The vineyards are so steep that could remind you of the Mosel Sand the traditional grape, even though called Chiavennasca, is nothing but our beloved Nebbiolo. Temperatures are typically lower and … Read More