Bovio Ristorante, La Morra 4

December 11, 2018

On October 28, 2018, Linda and I returned to Bovio with Blair, Karyn, Allison, Brady, Tom and Lisa. We were celebrating Blair’s fortieth birthday the following week.

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On October 27, 2018, Linda and I were staying at La Corte Gondina in La Morra celebrating the upcoming fortieth birthday of Blair, my godson and second-cousin-once-removed. His wife Karyn and his sister Allison and her husband Brady, plus friends Tom and Lisa, comprised the next generation of our group.  They were very serious and knowledgeable about wine. Read the rest of this entry »

Locanda in Cannubi, Barolo

November 27, 2018

On October 26, 2018, starting an extended weekend celebration of Blair’s upcoming 40th birthday, he, Karyn, Allison, Brady, Tom, Lisa, Linda and I dined at Locanda in Cannubi. It is located in a renovated and expanded 18th century building outside the town of Barolo on top of the famous Cannubi hill. One local winemaker there has gushed:

“Surrounded by higher hills, Cannubi hill is protected from storms and extreme wind and it benefits from a unusual and unique microclimate. The characteristics of the soil and the extraordinary microclimate give Cannubi an exceptional completeness and equilibrium, a harmonic synthesis between structure and aromas and very elegant tannins which make it enjoyable very early and add complexity as the wine matures.”

 When faced with a wine list with a big, confusing choice of Barolo wines, I usually pick out a Cannubi.

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Trattoria Marsupino, Briaglia

November 20, 2018

Linda and I spent the night of October 25, 2018 in a picturesque suite atop the Trattoria Marsupino in Briaglia, near Mondovi in southern Piemonte.  It has been run by the Marsupino family since 1901.

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Ristorante Garden, Pollenzo

November 14, 2017

On October 17, 2017, Linda and I dined at the Ristorante Garden of the Albergo dell’Agenzia where we spent two nights.

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On October 16, 2017, Linda and I returned to Ristorante il Centro for dinner.

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Founded in 1948 on the via Montegrappa near the Piazza Maggiore, Ristorante da Nello al Montegrappa features traditional Bolognese cuisine.  Giovanna, Linda and I went for dinner on October 13, 2016.

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