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

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

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

The vines of San Lorenzo, Gaja winery

04/08/2019Community, Food, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Edward Steinberg’s book tells the fascinating story of Angelo Gaja, probably one of the most famous wine producers in the world, responsible for turning Barbaresco wine into a celebrity. At the same time, it follows the whole production of a single-vineyard bottle with great precision without being too technical. ⁣ Among the best quotes you’ll … Read More

Cavallotto

02/08/2019Community, WineClub, Winetasting, WineTour

Among the Barolo villages there is one that we consider our favorite, mostly because of its beauty, its unique vibe, and the people that live in it, who welcomed us like we were family since day one. ⁠ Cavallotto’s home is in the Bricco Boschis, a beautiful estate rich in history and culture. The Bricco … 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