19 November 2015 Now that we are able to confirm which 40 wines (see below) will be shown at our third Barolo Night on Sunday 6 December at Caravan King's Cross, London, we thought it worth bringing this event to your attention again. The last few tickets are still available via this link.
15 October 2015 We are delighted to announce that our third annual Barolo Night will take place in London on Sunday 6 December 2015.
Every year we gather together a roomful of no more than 100 wine lovers with some delectable food and up to 40 excellent Barolos from the newly released vintage, handpicked by our Italian specialist Walter Speller. This time we will be showcasing wines from 2011 - a warm vintage, creating wines of power yet freshness, with ample perfume and complexity. We have already published seven articles about Barolo 2011, including extensive vintage reports and hundreds of tasting notes, to whet your appetite.
The wines being presented are as follows, and all tasters will be provided with a suitable tasting booklet:
|Aurelio Settimo||Barolo DOCG 2011|
|Fletcher||Barolo DOCG 2011 Alta Pete|
|Paolo Scavino||Barolo DOCG 2011 Bricco Ambrogio|
|Bruna Grimaldi||Barolo DOCG 2011 Bricco Ambrogio|
|Fracassi||Barolo DOCG 2011 Mantoetto|
|F.lli Alessandria||Barolo DOCG 2011 Monvigliero|
|Comm GB Burlotto||Barolo DOCG 2011 Acclivi|
|Brezza||Barolo DOCG 2011 Sarmassa|
|Scarzello||Barolo DOCG 2011 Vigna Merenda|
|Luigi Einaudi||Barolo DOCG 2011 Cannubi|
|E. Pira di Chiara Boschis||Barolo DOCG 2011 Cannubi|
|Luciano Sandrone||Barolo DOCG 2011 Cannubi Boschis|
|GD Vajra||Barolo DOCG 2011 Bricco delle Viole|
|Barale||Barolo DOCG 2011 Castellero|
|Franceso Rinaldi & Figli||Barolo DOCG 2011 Cannubi|
|Cogno||Barolo DOCG 2011 Ravera|
|Giacomo Grimaldi||Barolo DOCG 2011 Sottocastello di Novello|
|Réva||Barolo DOCG 2011 Ravera|
|Le Strette||Barolo DOCG 2011 Bergera Pezzole o Corini Pallaretta|
|Abbona||Barolo DOCG 2011 Ravera|
|Giuseppe Mascarello||Barolo DOCG 2011 Monprivato|
|Cavallotto||Barolo DOCG Bricco Boschis|
|Ceretto||Barolo DOCG 2011 Rocche|
|Azelia||Barolo DOCG 2011 Bricco Fiasco|
|Parusso||Barolo DOCG 2011 Bussia|
|Giacomo Fenocchio||Barolo DOCG 2011 Bussia|
|Diego Conterno||Barolo DOCG 2011 Ginestra|
|Poderi Colla||Barolo DOCG 2011 Dardi Le Rose (Bussia)|
|Michele Chiarlo||Barolo DOCG 2011 Cerequio|
|Marcarini||Barolo DOCG 2011 Brunate|
|Renato Ratti||Barolo DOCG 2011 Conca|
|Trediberri||Barolo DOCG 2011 Rocche dell'Annunziata|
|Cordero di Montezemolo||Barolo DOCG 2011 Monfalletto|
|Alessandro Veglio||Barolo DOCG 2011 Gattera|
|Gianni Gagliardo||Barolo DOCG 2011 Serre|
|Ciabot Berton||Barolo DOCG 2011 La Morra|
|Ettore Germano||Barolo DOCG 2011 Serralunga|
|Massolino||Barolo DOCG 2011 Margheria|
|Pio Cesare||Barolo DOCG 2011 Ornato|
|Alario||Barolo DOCG 2011 Sorano|
As usual, the event will take place in Caravan King's Cross on a Sunday evening, starting at 6.30 pm and finishing at 9 pm after a selection of delicious food from Caravan's kitchen has been served. This year tasters will also have an opportunity to buy the brand new fourth edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine, which Jancis (and Julia if she feels up to it, having just flown in from Australia that morning) will be happy to sign.
Tickets are £105 each. If you would like more of an idea of what to expect, see this picture review of last year's version, and see here for reactions to our Brunello Night earlier this year. Jancis, Walter and the rest of the team will be in attendance and we look forward to seeing you there.
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While Walter is in town, he is also hosting an exclusive tasting of Italy's best sparkling wines, on Tuesday 8 December at the shop next to The Quality Chop House. This is a great opportunity to discover great sparkling wine from all over the country, representing a huge diversity of styles. Tickets are priced at £79 and are limited to a maximum of 12 people. For more information, and to book tickets, see this article.