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A Gift from Barolo
January 22, 2011
Red Wine

Here’s another find from Sharon on her vay-cay to Europe this summer. It was a family holiday and therefore not a wine-centric trip but my pal negotiated herself a couple wine indulgent days in Barolo. The Vajra Winery was recommended by the hotel. After a quick cross-reference of “the List” (the typed out, lost, found then painstakingly hand written out slice of The 1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die), Sharon set off to explore. The owner, Aldo Vaira overflowed with pride and commitment to his craft. “The dream is not to correct or change the vintage, but to allow the true character of the grape to shine through.” (Oddly, Aldo chose to express himself in French, somehow believing this would be more easily understood than his native Italian. Sharon normally speaks only English/Scottish, but Aldo‘s passion was easily translated.) Our bottle, the Azienda Agricola G.D. Vajra, Barolo ‘Bricco delle Viole’ 2005 was a gift from Aldo’s beautiful wife…

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