Wax seals for bottles of Barolo

Categories: Vineyards and wines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RJJp4EILUw&feature And here is our method for sealing the larger format bottles of Barolo, a tradional seal put into place by the wise hands of my father, Sergio, taking care to avoid getting scorched.

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Decanter awards 5 stars to Barolo

Categories: News

Decanter, the prestigious English magazine, tasted some of my wines and these are the results. I am happy that they have awarded prizes to the vintages most expressive of the region’s best: 4 stars for the 2007 Barbera and the 2006 Nebbiolo and 5 stars for the 2006 Barolo Leon. This last will not be…

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Stephen Brook at Rivetto

Categories: Events

Today I received a visit from the noted English wine expert and writer, Mr. Stephen Brook. Mr. Brook’s career as a wine connoisseur has spanned 25 years, but this was my first opportunity to meet him in person. My biggest concern was to be able to offer wines at an optimal temperature. At 30 degrees,…

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24 hours in London

Categories: Winetrotter

The alarm goes off at 4:00am, then two hours in the car to get to Malpensa, I park, and at 7:15am I board the plane for London Heathrow. Serene skies, seamless flight, soft landing. I catch the train for Paddington Station and turn back the hands of my watch an hour to London time. It’s…

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Vina Studija

Categories: Winetrotter

Simplicity and elegance in a friendly atmosphere is not easy to find in the world of wine, I like a lot the concept behind Vina Studja in Riga, in cold Latvia. Winebar, cellar and  and lessons with sommelier, in just a bit less than 100 square metres. I’m in a city with both Russian and…

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