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

Cappellano

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

Heresy, challenge to homologation, return to the origins. In the second half of the 1980s, Teobaldo Cappellano put into practice what many regarded as folly, namely the decision to grow in the Gabutti vineyards some rows of ungrafted nebbiolo Michet, the system in use before the adoption of American graft after the diffusion of the … 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

Christmas and Barolo – Gian Natale Fantino

25/12/2019Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Have you been good this year? Are you already working on new year’s resolutions? We have a story that might help! Natale and GianMaria Fantino apparently were not: in 2010 bureaucratic red-tape and a series of miscommunications led to the Fantino brothers missing the deadline to have their 2005 Barolo Riserva certified. The decided to … 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

THE CHALLENGE OF FRENCH OAK

15/10/2019Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

THE CHALLENGE OF FRENCH OAK Talking about ageing wine is like having a discussion on philosophy or literature. Centuries of history and tradition nowadays meet with technology and science. Different wine regions in the world have chosen their oak style and different producers can follow the general trend or not. From the forest where the … Read More

Piazza Duomo – 3 Michelin Stars

04/10/2019Community, Food, WineClub, Winetasting

FINE DINING ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ With currently 39 Michelin Star restaurants, and most of them around the city of Alba, Piedmont is certainly a fine-dining destination. The star among the stars is Piazza Duomo (top 50 in the world) where chef Enrico Crippa entertains people from all over the world with its creations. ⁣⠀ The entrance … Read More

Ca’ del Baio

01/10/2019Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

The Grasso family has been farming their Cascina Vallegrande since 1870. After 4 generations, Ca del Baio is one of the most important wineries in Treiso, one of the 4 communes of the Barbaresco appellation. Historically part of the Produttori del Barbaresco cooperative, their 1988 Asili Barba- resco is the first vintage to be bottled … 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

Giovanni Rosso, Vignarionda and more

20/08/2019Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Azienda Agricola Giovanni Rosso is a small, family-owned producer in Serralunga D’Alba, one of our favorite areas for the production of Barolo wines. Davide Rosso is an extremely knowledgable and talented winemaker who, after spending some time in Burgundy, decided to return to Langhe to express the full potential of his vineyards. At the time, … Read More