Tag Archives: piemonte

Spinasse

Big fan of Stuart and his kitchen.  Can’t make it across the pond to get some Piemontese cooking just yet?  If you’re in the Seattle area, Spinasse is a must-try.  Get the tajarin al ragu and thank us later!  The food here is as close to what you’ll enjoy in Piemonte as *anything* you’ll try in the US.  Honestly…we’ve had meals in Piemonte that weren’t as good as what Stuart can offer you.  It really is that good.

Tajarin making:  https://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/spinasse-in-seattle-wa-0251132

Wine Two Five

What fun–click here to listen to the W25 podcast featuring Sassi Italy Tours!

As is well known around here, we’re huge fans of the WineTwoFive podcast because it gives you a look at the inquisitive, geeky side of wine culture without all the huffery and snootery that much of serious wineblogging and wine social-media’ing is known for.  It’s informative without being snobby, entertaining without missing what really matters to wine drinkers.

Lucky for us, I got to appear on the podcast this week, talking about the importance of wine travel, getting outside our touristy comfort zones, and digging into the *real* Italy and the wonderful wine culture you can find off the beaten path.  Give it a listen!

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How to Cope with Hot Weather: Dream of Piemonte in Fall

It really does work!  There was a storm coming in as the sun set and a cool rain starting to fall; I was alone in a Langhe vineyard listening to distant tractors wrapping up harvest work and the wind gently rustling the leaves.  The fading sunlight cast an unearthly red, yellow, and violet hue on the roiling clouds.

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An amazing moment I revisit all the time, and look forward to search for again and again.