Category Archives: Piemonte

Best wine ever?


Dear all, It’s been ages since I’ve written anything here. I do apologize. My absence is mostly due to having been very busy at work, but also to the fact that I tend to write long, involved posts, and I … Continue reading

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Angelo Gaja Supports GMO Vines


Dear all, It’s been too long since I posted last. My daytime job has claimed almost all of my time, research for the updated version of the book on Italian wine that I co-author has tken the rest. That will … Continue reading

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The Good Life


The week-end of 12 to 15 September 2014 was one to remember, with tremendous impact on all senses. My family and I began it by attending the Pharrell Williams concert at Forum in Copenhagen on Friday night. Great concert, starting … Continue reading

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Casa d’Antino – A Danish Future for Italian Cuisine


The whole world, and for certain all of Copenhagen, is mesmerized by the prodigious success of New Nordic Cuisine these days. For good reason, the cuisine is fabulous, and combines the most hyped trends in cooking right now: Locavorism, foraging, … Continue reading

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Marina Alaimo – Acino Ebbro – Interview


Yesterday’s radio transmission is now available as a podcast: http://www.radiosiani.com/webradio/trasmissioni/item/4956-ole-udsen-ad-acino-ebbro.html Warning: In Italian! Mine is not so good, but I hope I make myself understood. When you get to the page, click the “qui” in “Per ascoltare il podcast clicca … Continue reading

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Nebbiolo ageability – Tom Maresca’s new post


Lovely and thought-provoking post by Tom Maresca here: http://ubriaco.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/nebbiolo-rules/ Tom concludes that there is a continuity and lineage of style across the years and thus across the “old” and “more recent” divide, meaning that the changes that have taken place … Continue reading

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Cascina Allegra – Danes making wine in Piedmont


Piedmont is an enchanted place. There are few places on earth where you can find such a conjunction of beautiful landscapes, warm – but not too warm – climate, all of the recreational pastimes anyone could ever want (including some … Continue reading

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The Annual Pilgrimage


It has been a good while since I last posted on this blog. That has been mostly due to higher priorities, such as family and work, which, however, in no way have prevented me from partaking of the great things in life. I … Continue reading

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Sentimental Fool


I have a confession to make: I am a sentimental fool. I mostly think of myself as a very unromantic, straightforward, no-bullshit person, with few illusions about myself or the world. But this is quite likely a total illusion, for … Continue reading

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Ioppa – Tasting Notes – 30 August 2012


On 30 August 2012 Carlo Merolli, old friend of mine and the most important importer of Italian wine to Denmark during the past 35 years, had invited for a tasting at the fantastically sited Italian restaurant La Vela, literally 10 … Continue reading

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