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Piedmont’s Progress.

Over centuries, this world-famous region has taken the nebbiolo to iconic stratums, and debuted distinctive and outstanding wines. Nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps, Piedmont, with its strong ties to tradition, seems shielded from the external world as it is from the elements, but in reality, winemakers know […]

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Piedmont's Wine Problem for Non-Italians.

Wine enthusiasts who like Piedmontese wines often get confused with the vowels in red such as Barbera, Barolo, Barbaresco, just to name a few! Yet all are outstanding winter red wines with ample aromas, high alcohol, full body and long, satisfying aftertaste. If there is a time for savouring Piedmont’s […]

Piedmont’s Wines of Distinction – Barolo and Barbaresco.
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Piedmont’s Wines of Distinction – Barolo and Barbaresco.

Barolo and Barbaresco Driving to the town of Barolo from Alba gives one an idea of the terrain, the gently rolling hills, and the vineyards surrounding picture postcard pretty villages. The roads are narrow and winding, a result of turf wars, road construction and other political vicissitudes through centuries. Barolo, […]

Ascheri of Piedmont – A Winery Par Excellance.
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Ascheri of Piedmont – A Winery Par Excellance.

Ascheri of Piedmont Piedmont in the northwestern corner of Italy, and bordering France, has always been an important wine-producing region, thus encouraging many ambitious growers to start their own winery. Ascheri the Elder, decided to convert his grapes to wine in 1870’s, and founded a winery in La Morra’s suburb […]

Angelo Gaja – A Marketing Genius from Piedmont.
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Angelo Gaja – A Marketing Genius from Piedmont.

Undoubtedly, A. Gaja is one of the most meticulous and best winemakers of Piedmont if not of all Italy today. He produces few wines, in relatively small quantities, but pays attention to each step from pruning, to fertilizing, “green harvesting”, harvesting, transportation and winemaking. Above all he is a marketing […]

Barolo.
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Barolo.

Barolo Tucked into the northwestern province of piedmont, the region that produces the famous Barolo is one of the most sought and reputable red wine appellation of Italy Barolo must be produced exclusively using the thin-skinned and temperamental grape variety called nebbiolo, that some connoisseurs liken to the pinot noir […]

Barbera.
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Barbera.

Barbera Italy’s indigenous grape varieties exceed 200, yet today only a fraction is made and promoted. Barbera is one of the more famous red grape varieties of Piedmont located in the northwestern corner of the country. This dark-berried, high-acid, productive, and versatile grape variety, originally from Oltrepo-Pavese in Lombardy, grows […]

Easter in Italy 2005 – Tenuta il Sogno
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Easter in Italy 2005 – Tenuta il Sogno

Tenuta il Sogno We spend the Easter 2005 in Piedmont, Italy. More precisely nearby a village called San Marzano Oliveto in the Asti-province in the north-west corner of Italy. We packed our suitcases and leaved for the Norwegian main airport Gardermoen. It was I Morten and Tone and 4 kids […]