Category Archives: Nebbiolo

Some wines from Ferdinando Principiano including a surprisingly good 2014 Barolo

The non-French wines sold by French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste are all from Piemonte/Piedmont. Foremost among these are Ferdinando Principiano, a producer in Serralunga d’Alba in the Barolo zone. Previous Caviste releases of Principiano wines were 2017 (then particularly good, with a … Continue reading

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Ferdinando Principiano including an excellent 2013 Barolo

French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste also sells wines from the Piemontese producer Ferdinando Principiano. I tasted the last release in late October, as well as the corresponding wines in 2015 and 2016. I repeat what I wrote in 2015: Principiano is a producer who have worked for both traditionalists … Continue reading

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Ferdinando Principiano from Piedmont

French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste also sells wines from one Italian producer, Ferdinando Principiano in Piemonte. Last year, Caviste released his first box from Principiano, and this year there’s a new with similar wines. As I noted then, the style of this producer belongs within the … Continue reading

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Piedmont wines from Ferdinando Principiano

French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste, with a habit of selling mixed cases from one producer at a time, shocked his faithful customers by moving outside of France, to Italy, Piedmont and the producer Ferdinando Principiano. Admittedly, if a shortlist of “non-French wines most Francophiles approve of” … Continue reading

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Mixed news including several Burgundies

A couple of weeks ago, the Stockholm branch of the wine tasting club Munskänkarna held a tasting of news in the range of the Swedish alcohol monopoly. Although I sometimes lead tastings in Munskänkarna, I was not guilty of choosing the … Continue reading

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Barolo and other wines from Borgogno

About two months ago, I visited an event where most of the range from the Swedish importer group Vingruppen (yes, it simply means “The wine group”) was available for tasting. A few producers were also represented, including wine maker Andrea Farinetti from Borgogno, a Piemonte producer mostly known for their Barolo … Continue reading

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Mixed dinner wines, much of it bubbling, “chez Bisty”

Dinner chez Bisty with many good wines and a high proportion of bubbles, some “Bisty wines” and some BYOs from me and another guest. Served blind, although sometimes there had been a few clues. Right over to the wines! Diebolt-Vallois … Continue reading

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