Thursday, October 20, 2016

22-23 ottobre Rendez- vous strada del Barolo: visite e degustazioni gratuite da Josetta Saffirio

Sabato e domenica 22 e 23 ottobre partecipiamo all'iniziativa: "Rendez-vous sulla strada del Barolo", promossa da Strada del Barolo e Grandi Vini.

 Sarà un week end dedicato ai wine lover e a tutti gli amanti delle Langhe, con visite e degustazioni da Josetta Saffirio gratuite.

I nostri orari d'apertura saranno dalle 10.00 alle 17.00. Vi aspettiamo calorosamente!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Recipes of Langhe: Zabaglione with Moscato

It's a very rainy day in Langhe hills but nothing will stop us to prepare a very typical recipe round here: Zabaglione with Moscato

Zabaglione with Moscato: ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 80 gr of sugar
  • 200 gr of Moscato wine

Mix all the ingredients together and cook them in a water bath to obtain a dense and foamy compound, being careful not to  cook completely the eggs and to avoid the effect of scrambled egg. Serve accompained by a traditional corn biscuit.

Our Foodie Tip: Serve with Moscato d'Asti Docg 2015

Monday, October 17, 2016

5 things you must know before starting a truffle hunt

At Josetta Saffirio Wines we usually organise Truffle hunts with the so called Trifulau, the truffle seeker, and his Tabui, the truffle dog. Would you like to live this experience but don't know what to expect? Never mind, we'll tell you 5 things you must know before booking it!

1. Truffle Hunt: when is truffle season?
From the middle of September to the end of December the Trifulau from Alba scours the secret pathways among the hills of the Langhe and Roero areas. Indeed the white truffle reaches maturity in autumn and is at its best from October onwards.

2. Who is the Trifulau?
The Trifulau is the truffle seeker who wanders into the woods and Langhe hills with his dog in search of the precious truffles. 

3. Who's Tabui?
The Tabui is the hound of Trifulau. It is his irreplaceable mate in the search for truffles!

Did you know? Tabui attends university too! We're not joking! At Roddi d'Alba there's the truffle dogs University where they are trained to become infallible.

4.How's a Truffle Hunt?
The truffle hunt usually takes place at night because the dogs are less disturbed and even because the darkness hides the truffle hunter from curious eyes. After walking through the woods, often moving to and from. Suddenly it chuffes the scent in a precise point and starts to turn the earth to catch the Trifulau's attention. The Trifulau uses his sapin, a small hoe to dig and opens all the hole where the dog started digging, after that he pulls out the truffle by hands causing an explosion of fragrance.

5. How the truffle hunting at Josetta Saffirio Wines carries out
We usually organise truffle hunts for truffle lovers or for those of you who are really fascinated from this unique experience. The tours are both in English and Italian!

Truffles are previously buried by the Trifulau in order to give a demonstration of their work and the Tabui's one. Since the hunt takes place in a natural truffle setting, we may also found truffles that haven't been buried artificially but that naturally grown on site.

Our Trifulau's name is Luca while his dog is Willi. During our guided truffle hunt Luca will tell you all the proprieties and secrets of the tuber magnatum pico or truffle: its ideal habitat, the plants and the woods where it grows, how to recognise it, methods of collection and preservation and how he trains and educates his faithfull truffle dog, 

After the truffle hunt you'll taste our wines matched with typical piedmontese food!

To know more about our truffle hunt, read here or book it here!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How to pair Barolo with meat: the veal Sirloin recipe

Let's suppose that you received a bottle of Barolo as a present or just bought it and now you've invited some friends at lunch but you are not able to pair Barolo with meat. Keep calm and try the Veal Sirloin recipe! We'll show you how to prepare it and get a standing ovation!

The Veal Sirloin Recipe: how to make it

Barolo is perfectly matched with dishes that have powerful flavors, like the veal Sirloin. It comprises various muscles and includes a portion of the hip bone and backbone. It is rich in velvety marrow and soft connective tissue both of which melt like butter.


  • 400 gr of veal Sirloin
  • rosemary
  • coarse salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

Cut a veal sirloin slice 2 cm high and dress with salt and extravirgin olive oil. It needs to cook on a hot stone ( or a no-stick pan) for 3 minutes each side of the meat.

Serve veal sirloin accompanied by puree of potatoes.

Our foodie tip:  serve veal sirloin with Josetta Saffirio Barolo D.O.C.G. 2012. This wine is also perfect with cheeses!

We hope that the veal sirloin recipe would have helped you to make a good impression with your friends and to savour a glass of Barolo. If so, leave us a comment!

Monday, September 26, 2016

5 benefits of grapes seed oil on your skin

Did you know? Grape makes you beautiful! Grape seed oil is processed from the tiny seeds of grapes. In addition to enjoying those succulent grapes, you can now use grape seed oil for its marvelous skin. Let's find out the 5 benefits of  grapes seed oil on your skin.

5 benefits of grapes seed oil on your skin 
Grape seed oil is the oil extracted from seed of grapes. It has a lot of benefits for skin, like:

  • treating pimples and acne
  • tightening skin
  • relieving dark circles around the eyes
  • mosturizing 
  • fighting aging

How to use grapes seed oil on your skin? A grape face mask
What about a grape face mask to use the grapes seed oil on your skin? It's very simple to prepare and you can do it by yourself. 

Grape is not only used to produce wine but it also has calming, soothing, depurative, astingent and antiaging properties. Many cosmetics are based on the grapes! Would you like to make a grape face mask by yourself? We'll show you how to make it!

The first thing you have to do is to press the grapes to get the juice and use it in two different ways:
  • dip a cotton ball in the juice and wipe your face
  • Spread the juice and gently massage it on neck, nose and face. Then, leave it for 20 minutes and remove it with lukewarm water
Whether you are looking for a natural or environmentally and skin friendly face mask, you'll need just some grapes and extract the fruit. Your skin will thank you!

Come si fa il vino?

Come si fa il vino? Ecco 2 interessanti infografiche per sapere tutto sul processo di vinificazione dei vini bianchi e rossi!

Vinificazione del vino rosso

Vinificazione vino bianco

Seguici sui social per rimanere sempre informato sui nostri eventi in cantina, sulle novità del mondo del vino e tanto altro. Vieni in cantina per una visita guidata: dopo le infografiche sulla vinificazione, il vino non avrà più segreti!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Come preparare una maschera viso all'uva fai da te

L’uva ti fa bella! Lo sapevi? L'acino d'uva, oltre ad essere impiegato per la produzione di vino, è ricco di proprietà calmanti, emollienti, depurative, astringenti e anti age! In commercio troviamo infatti tanti cosmetici a base d'uva. Oggi ti spieghiamo come dedicare una coccola naturale alla tua pelle con la ricetta della maschera viso all'uva fai da te.

Come preparare una maschera viso all'uva: ingredienti e procedimento
Sei alla ricerca di una maschera per il viso del tutto naturale, rispettosa dell'ambiente e soprattutto della tua pelle? Per ottenere una pelle del viso perfettamente liscia, pulita in profondità e idratata, priva di pori dilatati, ti servono pochi acini di uva bianca, da cui trarne un succo. 

Una volta pressati gli acini, e ottenuta una buona quantità di succo, basterà solamente tuffare nel liquido un batuffolo di cotone con cui tamponare poi il viso. 
In alternativa, potrai stendere la polpa direttamente sul volto, collo e naso, lasciando agire il composto per circa 20 minuti, per poi rimuoverlo con acqua tiepida. 

L’olio ottenuto dalla spremitura dei chicchi è ricco di grassi polinsaturi emollienti ed idratanti e di acidi che rimuovono le cellule morte dalla pelle. 

Un unico ingrediente dalle molteplici caratteristiche, dunque l'uva, che ti permetterà di avere una maschera di bellezza in grado di idratare, illuminare e detergere in modo naturale il tuo viso.