Poached Octopus

Poached octopus, also known as purpetiell affugat, is a typical Neapolitan recipe that originates in the village of Santa Lucia, thanks to a group of fishermen.

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From Northern Europe to Nizza Monferrato: a special press tour through our hills

Last week a select panel of journalists coming from Norway, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, and the UK took part in a 3-day tour discovering the wines from Monferrato, with some of the highlights being Grignolino, Ruchè, Barbera d’Asti and Nizza.

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Excellent results for our wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the annual Nizza DOCG Tasting”

Il Botolo is so proud to be amongst the outstanding Italian winemakers that shone at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards!

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Nordic Wine Market

The Nordic wine market consists of the wine markets in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.

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A recipe for an Italian – Japanese fusion cuisine

On June 13 we were pleased to host a delegation of restaurateurs and chefs from Japan at our Estate, “Le Coccole”, who came to visit our vineyards and our cellars.

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Il Botolo and Komeko, a gluten free pairing

On May 30 we took part with il Botolo wines in an event promoted by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in order to present Komeko, a Japanese rice flour.

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il Botolo went to Stockholm for E4quality

Il Botolo was pleased to be in Stockholm on April 24 and 25 with the Consorzio Barbera d’Asti and Vini del Monferrato and E4Quality European Project.

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Il Botolo took part in “Stories of Good Cuisine” event

Last week, Il Botolo took part in the first event of the "Stories of Good Cuisine", a project organized by Alice for Children.

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Pollo Arrabbiato

Pollo arrabbiato is an easy-to-make dish, renowned for its spicy flavor.

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Special wine tasting at Osteria Rabezzana

During the event ‘TO Taste 2019’, that was held in the city of Turin from March 24-26, ‘Il Botolo’ was pleased to host some delegates from NAFTA (North America Free Trade Association) at Osteria Rabezzana.

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il Botolo went to Rome for Orizzonte Nizza in Tour

“Orizzonte Nizza in Tour” is a promotional project whose primary aim is to build the brand of Nizza DOCG and to raise the awareness of the consumer regarding this DOCG, recently recognized by the European Union.

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Nizza is officially DOCG

New DOCG for Monferrato: the EU acknowledges Nizza DOCG

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il Botolo meets Dvca, the charming restaurant in Milan

With its opening last September in Milan in the splendid 15th century Palazzo Cagnola, DVCA Restaurant is the perfect location for a clientele that desires elegance and sophistication in both cuisine and venue.

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Piedmont Agnolotti

Agnolotti are a popular meat or herb filled dumpling from Piedmont, appreciated both in Italy and abroad. This delightful dish has been added to the list of traditional Italian agroalimentary products by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest and protected by the Piedmont Region.

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Canada: new partnership with Epic Wines and Spirits

Four years ago, il Botolo Azienda Agricola entered the Canadian market, where its wines were launched in the province of Ontario.Four years ago, il Botolo Azienda Agricola entered the Canadian market, where its wines were launched in the province of Ontario.

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Jeff Gong from Wineita.com visits ‘Il Botolo’

We were excited to welcome Jeff Gong, a top Chinese wine influencer to our winery in January, who enjoyed the view of our vineyards under a light blanket of snow.

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Il Botolo strengthens its presence in the Novotel chain

After having announced our collaboration with Novotel Malpensa, we are thrilled to announce that you can now find our wines in the Novotel restaurants of Genoa and Turin.

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“A wine with a spectacular concentration”

More good news is the recent rating achieved by our Nizza 2015, the wine received a whopping 94 points, in Luca Maroni’s Best Italian Wines 2019

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Wine in Russia

Russia represents the world’s seventh largest wine market

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Homemade Bonet

Bonet, which is widely believed to derive from the word “Bunet”, is a Piedmontese word meaning ‘hat’. The origins of the name are not certain. Some people say it is because the dessert was traditionally served in a copper mould that resembled and was referred to as a bonèt ëd cusin-a (a ‘chef’s hat’).

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Our wines in the spotlight in Toronto

Are you looking for a recipe for happiness? Start by taking one of Toronto’s finest Italian restaurants, add some gourmet Italian specialities and garnish with il Botolo wines: you will be astonished by the results!

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Our Harvest

The 2018 harvest was very characteristic and very different from that of 2017.

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Bagna Cauda

More than a dish, it is a convivial ritual where everyone shares and consumes the meal, in a manner similar to fondue (in Piedmontese dialect, diàn or fojòt).

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