Author: Bruna Ferro

Panettone and Moscato pairing at Grappolo contro Luppolo

Panettone and Moscato pairing at Grappolo contro Luppolo

Saturday, December 2nd at 5:30, at our monthly tasting in San Marzano Oliveto (Asti)

Panettone and Moscato: we are prepared for Christmas at the fifth edition of our monthly guided tastings at Grappolo contro Luppolo, in San Marzano Oliveto (Asti). Our tasting evenings are dedicated to wines made with low anthropic impact. Next tasting is booked for this Saturday, December 2nd at 5:30: Panettone from La Bottega delle Delizie from Bra, paired with Carussin Moscato d’ASti Filari Corti 2016 and Ezio Cerruti Passito Sol, as a sample of 2017 vintage of Moscato from the tank.

We’ll propose a game to the participants: there will be served three black glasses with each of the three wines, then each participant should propose the best pairing with: San Marzano Oliveto’s apple “Divina”; Pan d’Oro; apricot, chocolate or traditional Panettone. The participant who makes the best pairing wins it!

Tasting and menu 15 euro. Max 15 seats.

For bookings: +39 3889981851 (Marina).

Red Wine Completo at Mirco Babucci’s history themed dinner!!!

Dinner with beans and lard, cod fish and polenta, beef stew and Red Wine Completo in the company of Garibaldi! I mean, Mirco Babucci!!!!! 😄🍇🍷🇮🇹

Red Wine Completo was chosen for the history themed dinner insipered on “Il Risorgimento”, organized by our dear friends and Slow Wine collaborators Mirco Babucci and Gian Paolo Ciancabilla. Read this fun and casual review on Slow Food’s website:

Grappolo contro Luppolo changes tune!!!

Big news!! From October 29th on, Grappolo contro Luppolo changes tune… We won’t be an Agribar anymore, but a spot for events!! Events of this season are: 
October 29th: We’ll serve our sandwiches made of excellent Monferrato specialities at Torino Beve Bene wine fair (
November 4th: We’re having at Grappolo contro Luppolo a tasting evening dedicated to Dolcetto wines called “Dolcetti e Scherzetti” (
November 26th: We’re serving at lunch “Bagna Cauda” as we joined the Bagna Cauda Day 2017 (

December 9th: We’re having at Grappolo contro Luppolo a tasting evening called “Dolci Delizie”, on which we will all taste Moscato d’Asti and other desert wines, paired with panettoni.

You could book with us you birthday party, prom cocktail, bachelorette or bacherol party, wedding, anniversary… or any nice gathering a group of friends could come up with!!! Info: 388 9981851

“Dolcetti e Scherzetti”, our version of “Trick-or-Treat” has wine as a treat!

“Dolcetti e Scherzetti” is Grappolo contro Luppolo’s version of “Trick-or-Treat” that has Dolcetto wine as a treat! It is the fourth edition of tastings organized with products grown under low anthropic impact.

This evening will be dedicated to Dolcetto: Red Wine Dolcetto “L’Equilibrio” by Alessandro Squillari, Colli Tortonesi DOC Dolcetto “Diogene” by Valli Unite, Dolcetto di Dogliani DOC “Valdibà” by San Fereolo and a tasting of a sample of Carussin’s Dolcetto. At the end with the dessert, Moscato D’Asti Filari Corti by Carussin. The trick we’ll see in the end of the tasting, when we will serve one of the wines of the evening on a Black Glass and guests will have to guess which wine is that!!!

On the Menu: Cabbage, red pepper and anchovies salad with Bellafiore Rosario olive oil paired with Red Wine Dolcetto “l’Equilibrio” by Alessandro Squillari. Second wine is Colli Tortonesi DOC Dolcetto “Diogene” by Valli Unite, served with a board of “prosciutto crudo” by San Desiderio Farm.  

Third dish is a selection of salami by Caldera Farm and aged goat cheeses by Cascina Aris paired with the third wine of the tasting, Dolcetto di Dogliani “Valdibà” by San Fereolo. At the end, a tasting of a sample from the tank of Carussin’s Dolcetto: spectacular vintage 2017. Tasting closes with a fruit “crostata” paired with Moscato D’Asti Filari Corti by Carussin.
Vi aspettiamo!!!

Menu and tasting €18. Max 15 seats.
Booking and info: 388 9981851 (Marina)

Souvenir from Norway

Today a dear friend from Norway, who’s spending vacation in the mountains with her family, sent me this year’s most beautiful souvenir!!
While the first snow flakes of the season fall, they have so much cuddling, love, union, a fireplace and a bottle of Asinoi to keep them warm. Guess who is in charge of controlling wine’s right temperature? It is little Louise!!!

Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco: wine tasting, October 7th with “3 Bar Atmosfera”

And here we go again with our tastings focused only on wines with low anthropic impact: the third evening of tastings is named “3 Bar atmosfera!” (“3 Bar atmosphere”) and it is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, at 5:30 PM at our “agribirrificio” Grappolo contro Luppolo, in San Marzano Oliveto (Asti). The tasting includes three great red wines, Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo, the “3 Bar”: Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Reitemp 2013, Rocco di Carpeneto (Alessandria); Barbaresco Montestefano 2012, Azienda Agricola Rivella Serafino, Barbaresco; Barolo Brunate 2011, Giuseppe Rinaldi, Barolo. The “atmosphere” will be made by Mattia Muscatello, who will be reading poems from his book, written with Gabriele Sanzo: “Biografia di un’ombra”.

On the menu of the evening you could find: bruschette and salami boards of “salame cotto Monferrino” from San Desiderio Farm, boards of “prosciutto crudo” from San Desiderio Farm and a salad made of vegetables from Duipuvrun Farm, an organic green garden led by Stefano Scvino in Costigliole d’Asti. At the end, boards of wild bore salami from Caldera Farm and cured goat cheeses from Cascina Aris; homemade “crostata” paired with Moscato d’Asti Filari Corti, Carussin.

At the end, each participant will be invited to play the game of the black glass: we will pour on a black glass one of the wines tasted during the evening, and you will be asked to guess which wine it is…

Tasting and menu are 20€ per person. Maximum of 15 seats, to book it, please call: +39 3889981851 (Marina)


Exchange of Ideas

This page in the website was born of the desire of writing ideas and facts of Carussin’s day-to-day! Since May, one of the family’s pillar: Bruna’s mother, is crossing a delicate period, and the time is not the best for Bruna to write on her “diary”!!!

Therefore, we wish on the other hand to involve you on the readings that are laying on desks and nightstands of our family!!! Share with all of you our readings is a certain way to keep in touch!!! It is not at all an explicit way of communicating, but for those who wish to go further on using that “energy” we all have of communicating not verbally, of reading non “between lines”, but “between titles”!!!

We expect, later, an exchange of ideas, opinions, interpretations and everything that comes to your mind in front of a glass of Barbera d’Asti!


From August 2017:


  • “L’Invenzione della Gioia. Educarsi al Vino. Sogno,  Civiltà, Linguaggio.”, Sandro Sangiorgi: This book is a true treatise and the ambition of Bruna, actually, for years Bruna has a copy of this fantastic book on her nightstand, but… she can’t move on!!! She’s not giving up, even if it is too hard for her!!!
  • “I Sapori del Vino”, Fabio Pracchia.
  • “Il Vino Capovolto”, Jacky Rigaux and Sandro Sangiorgi.
  • “Verde Brillante”, Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola.
  • “La Barbera è Femmina. Viaggio Non Sentimentale alla Scoperta del Vino e di un’Italia che Cambia”, Marzia Pinotti.
  • “L’Utilizzo delle Erbe Aromatiche in Agricoltura. Una Via per la Comprensione dell’Agricoltura Biodinamica”, Franz Lipert.
  • “Tra l’Asino e il Cane: Conversazione sull’Italia che non c’è”, Francesco Pugliese and Claudio Cerasa.
  • “Creare con il Feltro”, Henriette K. Foldenauer.
  • “Decorazione su Tessuto”, Loris Giuriatti.
  • “L’Intelligenza degli Animali”, Danilo Mainardi.
  • “Scintille di Luce”, Madre Elvira.
  • “Ho Fame: il Cibo Cosmico di Maria Montessori”, Maria Francesca Venturo.
  • “Asino Caro”, Roberto Finzi.
  • “Vivere con gli Animali, un’Utopia per il XXI Secolo”, Jocelyne Porcher.




The monthly meetings at Carussin Wine Estate and Grappolo Contro Luppolo Agribar, in San Marzano Oliveto (Asti),  which propose a teaching and tasting experience follows under the event “Assaggiamo? Assaggiamoli? Assaggia questo!”. They consist of evenings dedicated to guided tasting of wines produced under low anthropic impact. Our next gathering will be on Saturday, September 2nd, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM: on this evening we will be tasting Trebbiano wines from Abruzzo and Emilia. Wines served on the tasting will be “Vino Bianco Vivave IGT Colline Pescaresi di Rabasco”, 2016 vintage; “Trebbiano dell’Emilia IGT Trebianc azienda agricola Biologica Cinque Campi”, 2016 vintage; Emilia IGT Camillo Donati, 2016 harvest and at last the spontaneously fermented Oude Geuze beer, by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen.

At the cellar, the Ferro-Garberoglio family is helped by Marina Maciel Santos Andrade. Wines will be paired with products of sustainable farming, the real food. Menu: red and yellow pepper salad with celery, lemon and anchovies; white lard, smoked lard and hazelnut lard board; La Masca and Cascina Aris cheese board; hazelnut cake with honey.

At the end guests will be invited for a game: one of the wines tasted will be served on a black glass and guests have to guess which one is it.

Menu and tasting, 16€. Event seats, max 15.

Booking and info: 388 9981851

Carussin in The Guardian! “Parlapà!!”

According to The Guardian and our great friend Giorgio De Maria, consumers understand that in a Bag-in-Box we could also find good, natural and healthy wines: authentic wines of good quality, fruit of the work with simple grapes, made with short maceration, but, anyway, fresh and fruity wines, wines for everyday, within everyone’s reach and good for everyday’s meals.

Read this beautiful article, on which we had the pleasure to be mentioned.

Have a nice Bag-in-Box and cheers!!!

La Tranquilla…

La Tranquilla Vineyard

La Tranquilla Vineyard

La Tranquilla vineyard… please wait!! It’s only July 24th! We still have to bottle Filari Corti 2016, Asinoi 2016, Lia Vì 2016 and Masato San’s Albarossa… anyway… there are a few little things before harvest!!!

La Tranquilla is a beautiful vineyard, I mean, it is beautiful to us: full of life, full of energy, quiet, slow and balanced… it is everything in its sane chaos!!! It is not a programmed-soldier-vineyard… perfect and organized, absolutely not. It is simply a vineyard that expresses itself with generosity!!!