Oddero Barolo – The toast of London town

I’ll be the one to admit it. Despite the glamour of spitting in public, the purple-stained teeth plus a light, but constant, dull headache, wine tastings are just run-of-the-mill affairs. Here’s how it goes 99% of the time. You exchange pleasantries with the winemaker, taste through their wines, swirly swirl, sniffy sniff, chewy chew, spitty spit,…

Top Wines of the Week

This has been quite the week for expanding my wine education. Having visited both the Sampler in Kensington and Vagabond Wines in Fulham this week, I can safely say that I am now highly skilled in using Enomatic machines and a little closer to spotting a Rousanne at a thousand paces. The only drawback of…

Barolo – The quick guide

Barolo – The quick guide It seems not a week goes by where I don’t mention Barolo somewhere on the blog, but from the emails I receive, especially from the US, it seems Barolo is less well known than Brunello di Montalcino by some segments of the wine drinking community. Whilst it is true that…

Roberto Voerzio Barolo – 98 Vintage Revisited

Roberto Voerzio Barolo 1998 Tasting Notes It’s going to be hard to write PASS against any Roberto Voerzio Barolo. If you can lay your hands on some of this rare and exclusive wine then really you should. These are some of the finest Barolos currently on the market and the 98 vintage was a superb…