Tag: Barolo

Serralunga d’Alba mourns the loss of Giovanni Rosso

This morning Serralunga d’Alba awoke to the sad, sad news that Giovanni Rosso, pictured here standing to the left of his wife Ester and son Davide, died last night, following a brave two year fight against cancer. He was such a gentle, honourable man, who gathered me into the midst of his family like one […]

La Principessa di Barolo: Maria Teresa Mascarello dines at Berrys’!

How does one gauge the success of an evening’s dinner, at Berrys’ in this case? By the level of decibels or (business) cards swapped at its close?  The number of empty glasses or perhaps more crudely, by the amount of orders taken? At Andre Ostertag‘s mercurial tasting recently, for example, I measured it by the time […]

Giuseppe Mascarello Tasting

5th generation Giuseppe Mascarello was in town to promote their Monforte d’Alba single vineyard wine Santo Stefano di Perno to BBR staff. As way of comparison the wine was tasted alongside their Castiglione Falletto vineyard wine Monprivato. From elevated, deep, ancient iron rich clay & sandstone soils, the Santo Stefano is a more classic Barolo […]