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Meeting Beppe Caviola of Damilano Barolo

Very interesting to meet Beppe Caviola of Damilano Barolo, and taste four of his wines. In 2002 he received the Winemaker of the Year award from Gambero Rosso as well as many others, and the four wines showed his intelligence and insight. The 2008 Lecinquevigne is a blend of five vineyards with vines aged up […]


Luxurious Il Boscareto Resort in Piedmont

So what is this picture of a jacuzzi doing in an online magazine about wine? It is a snap from my favorite hotel in Italy, Il Boscareto, a luxury oriented spa hotel so enticing even the most ardent wine lover might choose to stay inside and have a massage or gourmet meal than hunt for […]


Want to Save a Church? Try a Christies Auction!

  Recently I was invited to a fabulous artisanal Neopolitan pizza dinner at La Pizza Fresca in Manhattan featuring a treasure chest of top Barolo from the very best producers, all from the 2004, 2005, and 2006 vintage. Producers Giorgio Ballarin, Andrea Giordana and Aurelo Settio attended the tasting of 23 wines (representing the 23 […]