Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco 2008 Piedmont

A blend of all 11 Barolo communes, a "baby Barolo" that overdelivers for the price. Vietti winery is owned by the family's fourth generation, based in the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto, the heart of Piedmont's famous Langhe wine region. Food: Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and sharp, aged cheeses. Vietti_Perbacco_Winery Notes

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Inama Carmenere Piu 2008 Veneto

‘Più’ means ‘more’ in Italian and there’s more than just Carmenere in this typical blend from the Colli Berici, a line of gently rolling volcanic hills in Italy’s north-east. Planted here since time immemorial, Raboso is a forgotten hero that we re-introduced in 2001. Inama has the largest Carmenere plantings in Europe. Food: At its best with local salami [...]

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LiVeli Passamante 2009 Salento

The big vineyard of Negroamaro located next to Masseria Li Veli, surrounded by aperimeter of big pine trees, is just beside a forest called "Passamante". The reason for this name is that in the past, people who wanted to “have a tumble in the hay” with their lover, especially if not allowed, used to pass by this grove. [...]

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Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 2010

5th generation producer committed to sustainability and holistic approach in Alto Adige, Italy.Demeter Certified line of Biodynamic wines, 100% solar powered, working on total elimination of CO2 emissions, cellar temperature regulated by rock face that is one wall of the winery. 2012 Winemaker of the Year from Gambero Rosso Food: as an aperitif, with starters, salads, asparagus, all [...]

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Selvapiania Chianti Rufina

Selvapiana is a traditional Tuscan estate located in the Chianti Rufina zone, and is situated east of Florence on 600 acres devoted to vineyards and olives. This esteemed producer has 181 years and five generations of history in classic Chianti Rufina winemaking. Food: a tasty accompaniment to grilled tuna or halibut steak. Or try it with a fennel sausage [...]

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Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Brut Rose

This refined and elegant Rosé Brut comes from a balanced blend of grapes of the old Grasparossa varietal and Pinot Noir grown in the vineyards belonging to Chiarli. The soft pressing, the careful vinification and fermentation in ‘cuve close’ at low temperature for more than six months gives to this Spumante wine of great class a brilliant and inviting rosé [...]

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Introduction to Italian Wines

Join us as we tour some of the well-known wine producing regions of Italy during our Taste of Italy Class.  You will be introduced to the tastes of various Italian wines and learn about the terroirs that influence the growth and harvest of the grapes.  We will provide cheese and bread (Italian, of course) for [...]

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Introduction to Wines 101

Does walking into a wine shop seem a bit daunting and confusing with all the different types of wines and terms people use to explain them? Do you only like certain types of wines, but don't exactly understand why? Or, would you just be interested in expanding your basic understanding and knowledge of wines? If [...]

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Wine Tasting – Friday, December 23

Please join us Friday, Dec. 23 as Robert Braswell from Tryon Distributing will be here to present a variety of wines that are perfect for the holidays. Included in the tasting are DeLoach Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley in California and Wallace Brooks Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley of Oregon. For Port lovers or those [...]

By | 2011-12-20T21:47:38+00:00 December 20th, 2011|Events|0 Comments

Sparkling white wine mixes with pear and cranberry in chic Bellini cocktail

I came across this sparkling wine recipe and it sounded delicious, and I am going to try it tonight. Pear and Cranberry Bellini 45 ml (1 1/2 oz) pear nectar or pear puree 45 ml (1 1/2 oz) cranberry juice Sparkling wine Pomegranate seeds, for garnish In a cocktail shaker, with ice, combine pear nectar [...]

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