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Barbera Wine Series: Barbera pairing – BBQ wine

In Europe and North America, this weekend kicks off summer, so it’s time to start thinking about BBQ wine! Did you know BBQ is a perfect barbera pairing?  Barbera pairing:  As we’ve talked about in our recent posts, the barbera grape has high acidity levels and low tannins for bright, freshness and ripe, vibrant fruits …

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Finansavisen: Scarpa’s Barbaresco Tettineive among Piedmont wines with top aging potential

Publication: Finansavisen Wine Writer: Torgeir Kveim Sti Scarpa Barbaresco DOCG Tettineive 2017 named among the top wines with the greatest potential for aging by Norway’s Finansavisen. In Norway, Scarpa wines are imported by Moestue Grape Selections. For more on Scarpa and their portfolio in Norway, follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Bergensavisen: Scarpa’s I Bricchi named top value-for-money

Publication: Bergensavisen Wine Writer: Per Haukaas Norwegians know best! Scarpa’s I Bricchi Barbera d’Asti 2015 named a top ‘Friday wine buy’, getting 6 out of 6 points on value-for-money.  We may be a little biased, but couldn’t agree more. In Norway, Scarpa wines are imported by Moestue Grape Selections. For more on Scarpa and their portfolio …

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Wine Art in the Langhe: Drink, paint with wine by Purpleryta

Living in wine country means keeping the creative juices flowing – sometimes that even means wine art classes whereby participants are not only sipping on vino, but also painting with wine!  Wine Art by PURPLERYTA: WINE ON PAPER We are beyond excited to spotlight a favorite area artists: our dear friend and colleague, Purpleryta from …

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Barolo wine tours with a local: Meet Sandro Minella

Obviously Barolo wine tours are what a lot of people come to the Piedmont region to experience. But, we hope they also make their way to the Monferrato – yes, a little further away, but well worth the time in transit. And, we thought we’d introduce you to some of our favorite Piedmont wine region …

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A unique multi-vintage library of top Piedmontese wines.

Last week, we sat down and thumbed through some old editions of the Gambero Rosso Guide to the Wines of Italy. All of them dated back to the era when Slow Food was still publishing the guide and Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini was still the editor-in-chief. We found three great quotes about Mario Pesce …

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“Nebbiolo might be the crown jewel of Piemonte, but Freisa is its buried treasure.”

A few days ago, Cult of the Vine, the popular Australian wine shop in Brunswick (Melbourne, Victoria) posted the above photo on its Instagram with the following note: “Nebbiolo might be the crown jewel of Piemonte, but Freisa is its buried treasure.” The post brought to mind an op-ed published by Carlo Petrini, founder of …

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Ian D’Agata: Scarpa La Bogliona a “benchmark” Barbera d’Asti

“When it’s good,” writes the prolific wine writer Ian D’Agata in his landmark work Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs (University of California Press 2019), “Barbera d’Asti is simply a great wine.” In his chapter devoted to the appellation, he names Scarpa Barbera d’Asti La Bogliona, the winery’s top cru, one of the designation’s “benchmark” wines …

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