Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Delicious, soulful and affordable new wine arrivals from Italy – Friday, February 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 – Free, drop-in style tasting – Italy continues to be on of our go-to European countries for great wines at great prices, and we’ve added several new wines to our roster in the new year. From bone dry and minerally Verdicchio and pizza/pasta loving Sangiovese to bargain Barbera that drinks well above its price point, we can’t wait to share these new wines with you. Stop by, taste, learn and save up to 20% off on some great Italian wines.
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.
1. 2014 Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore “Podium” (Marche, Italy) – If you’ve not experience the joys of Verdicchio yet, this is a fine wine to begin with. From one of Italy’s top producers of the grape, their “Podium” bottling is made with fruit from older, low yielding vineyards and the wine is aged for 15 months in stainless steel before it is bottled. Elegant yet structured and possessing a complex mix of rich fruit, bright citrus and honeyed mineral, the 2014 has not been reviewed yet, but the wine has not scored lower than 91 points (Vinous Media) in the past five vintages!
2. 2014 Trevini Sangiovese “Rubicone” (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) – This simple, fruit forward, chuggable little red wine hails from Emilia-Romagna where wines of this sort are served with the rich and flavorful cuisine that the area is know for. Fermented entirely in stainless steel, it offers up straightforward notes of ripe red fruits and just a hint of earthy spice. Get a few bottles, make some spaghetti and meatballs, and let the chugging begin!
3. 2014 Marchesi di Barolo Barbera di Monferrato “Maraia” (Piemonte, Italy) – Marchesi di Barolo is one of the Piemonte’s oldest and most respected producers. It’s interesting to note that many wine scholars believe that Barbera originated in the rolling hills of Monferrat, although producers in Asti might take issue with that. Whatever the case, this is a wonderful wine full of charming ripe red fruits and just a whiff of oak. Soft, juicy, and super easy to drink, it makes for a great house wine.