Category Archives: Piedmont

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 March news including three 2010 Syrahs and three Pinots

This Monday I attended a wine club tasting of March news from our dear Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget. (Well, to me it as about as dear as the bread queues were to the good people of the Soviet union.) This … 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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Nebbiolo wines with CAV

In October 2010, the wine club CAV – which spelled out means Cercle des Amateurs de Vin – held a tasting under the theme “not only Barolo, fine Italian Nebbiolo”, which I believe may be worth writing about, despite the … Continue reading

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