Lorenzo Corino

02/08/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

TRADITION IS NOT ABOUT WORSHIPING THE ASHES BUT PROTECTING THE FIRE I met Lorenzo Corino a few months ago after doing some research in natural winemaking practices, of the real non-bs type. We sat at his dinner table for a couple of hours sharing stories, ideals and visions for the future, talking about his wines. … Read More

Buying wine

18/07/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

We all know how difficult wine can be, you walk into a store, a wine store in the best case, and there are so many options, so many regions, grapes, styles: most of the times, if the price is right, you end up picking the label you like the most. It’s like the lottery. During … Read More

Blind Tasting

17/07/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

I’m pretty sure we all agree that taste is individual: you might be a fan of oaky-buttery Chardonnay while I might enjoy a glass of Albariño more. BUT learning and understanding why you like what you like might be the most important thing in your wine journey. This is where blind tasting steps in: you … Read More

Giuseppe Rinaldi

13/07/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Giuseppe Rinaldi aka Citrico was one of my first tastings along my wine journey. Barolo is only an hour and half from Torino, and on my very first visit to the village we decided to stop by to meet the man himself. We had called the day before, even though at the time you didn’t … Read More

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

Cesare Bussolo

28/06/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

What a terrific visit yesterday at Cesare Bussolo in La Morra. I love those meetings that are supposed to be over at 4.30pm and suddenly you realise you are still in the cellar tasting and talking about wine at 2 hours and a half later. Cesare has been Roberto Voerzio’s right hand for the last … Read More

Asotom

04/06/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

A DAY WITH ASOTOM We are happy to share this new concept with the idea of making our Wine Club selection even more interactive. We spent a day with Tommaso at Asotom cellar, one of the most artistic personalities of our portfolio: a winemaker who consider himself “a grower of dreams” in Castelletto Merli, a … Read More

Ruffino Family

03/06/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

If you are a part of that very cool group of people that receive our newsletter then you have probably read our latest post and participated in the flash sale about the Ruffino family. The old-school winery is in Varigotti, a beautiful fishermen village in Liguria, with colorful homes that practically touch the water, the … Read More

New concept: Flash Sale drop

02/06/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

NEW CONCEPT: FLASH SALE DROPS! Hi guys, happy Easter! We hope that you are staying safe, healthy and sane too. It’s sunny here, Alba and the Langhe are more beautiful than ever, we can’t wait for this to be over to start seeing all of you. We are excreted to introduce a new concept for … Read More

People

02/06/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

When I’m asked to describe what we do for a living I often use the word community, but what does that mean exactly? For us, it’s an opportunity to connect with a person you meet for the first time, the uniqueness of that encounter and the resulting network of all these meaningful moments. We are … Read More

Handpicked

11/05/2020Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

THE FUN PART. WHEN YOU SAY “HANDPICKED”. In a recent interview we were asked what part of our job we enjoyed the most, and considering that we have built and now run our own business, it was not easy to pick. Chiara takes care of all the homes that we manage, which means designing the … Read More

Wine souls

02/05/2020California, Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

WINE SOULS Is there a correlation between winemakers and their wine? And, is it possible that different grapes, planted in different continents and farmed by different people may still resemble one another in the essence of their outcome? For many reasons, tasting Philip Togni’s Cabernet Sauvignon on top of Spring Mountain reminded us of Flavio … Read More

Vietti

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

VIETTI BAROLO RISERVA VILLERO 1982 Some of the best Barolo come with an art piece on the label. Vietti started featuring artists in 1974 and these bottles are now almost impossible to find. In the margin of his label, Gianni wrote this thought brimming with poetry: “For the first time, I find myself wondering how … 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