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Piedmont

Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tasting and Tour 2017

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Three of VinConnect’s top customers and I recently traveled to Italy for a wine tasting trip to Piemonte, the home of Barolo, Barbaresco and Alto Piemonte, as well as the legendary Nebbiolo grape that stars in all three.  As this was VinConnect’s third trip in the past 5 years, we leveraged our many existing relationships to have some memorable visits…

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Wine Tasting in Barolo and Barbaresco — VinConnect Customer Trip 2016

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As you may know, about once a year I invite several of VinConnect’s customers to join me on one of my wine tasting trips. This year the location was Italy’s great Piedmont region, home to the famous wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. I’ve described our agenda in great detail below, highlighting the top wine(s) for me from each tasting. Enjoy!…

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What You Must Know When Planning Winery Visits in Europe

By | Blog, Bordeaux, Burgundy/Chablis, Customer Trips, France, Germany, Italy, Partner Wineries, Piedmont, Rhone Valley, Spain, Tuscany | No Comments

Visiting wineries in Europe can be a very different experience from visiting them in the U.S., for a variety of reasons. Largely these reasons all relate to the fact that wineries in Europe are more generally agricultural operations, not tourist attractions — the are typically small, family run operations, and few if any have the kind of public “tasting rooms”…

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Visiting Vinitaly — Insider Info and Tips

By | Blog, Italy, Partner Wineries, Piedmont, Tuscany, Uncategorized | One Comment

Vinitaly — the event held each March that (pretty much) everybody in the Italian wine business has visited…at least once.  It’s overwhelming, chaotic, impossible to park, and even more impossible to find a clean bathroom, but all in all, worth it.  It’s a chance for trade and the common wine lover to visit Italy’s most famous (as well as lesser-known)…

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