Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A little love for Cirelli's Anfora Montepulciano . . .

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I ran into this woman at the Wine House in Los Angeles by chance.  She was asking Lance, the wine buyer if he knew where she could find this "great wine a friend of mine brought to dinner last night" and on her phone was a picture of the Cirelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011 Anfora!  Turns out it was out of her usual price range, but she bought it anyway!  She was so excited about it that I had to get a video of her for Francesco.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Luigi Baudana winery and vineyards . . . .

I stole these images from the Luigi Baudana website that is still under construction.  But the photos are beautiful.

Looking towards Serralunga d'Alba

Baudana Vineyard

Baudana Vineyard from another angle

Baudana Vineyard from the top

Cerretta Vineyard
Cerretta Vineyard
Look at the arches.  I wonder how old this cellar is?

Aging in barrique and botte

In the fermentation part of the cellar

Piemonte Seminar at Osteria Mozza with Giuseppe Vaira

Taylor Parsons of Osteria Mozza doing the honors

Guiseppe in forma

"Let me explain to you how the vineyard is . . . "

The sommeliers getting some education on Piedmont and G.D. Vajra wines.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Eloi Durrbach and Domaine Trevallon . . . video!


The 2009 Trevallon Rouge has just been released and it is wonderful.  Watch this video to give you a true feeling of what it is like at this amazing estate in the south of France.

Hail in Trentino! Pojer e Sandri pictures . . . .

A freak hailstorm hit Pojer e Sandri vineyards a few days ago and here are some of the pictures. Sadly, for many winegrowers, they lost th...