Keep Pink Local Wine Tasting

Friday, October 14 at Table Wine from 4 to 7 p.m.
$5 gets you a taste of 6 wines and sweets from Callie’s Confections

We hope you can all make it out for a fun day of wine and dessert tasting and live music to benefit Mission Healthcare Foundation’s Breast Cancer Program, a non-profit that provides resources and assistance to breast cancer patients.  We’ve grown to really love this group of hard working ladies because we know the work they do makes a difference in the lives of many.  We’ll have all six of the “Wines For a Cause” open for you to sample along with sweet treats prepared by Callie Stingel from Callie’s Confections.  In addition, the young and talented Will Newman will set the mood with his renditions of jazz standards.

In addition, we will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each that will enter you into a drawing to win a very special bottle of wine donated by our friend George Lowe from his personal cellar.  It’s a bottle of 1992 Dalla Valle Maya, it received a perfect scored from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and the going rate (if you can find it) is somewhere in the range of $600 to $900.  The bottle will make its way around to other “Pink Events” in October where raffle tickets will also be sold, and the winner will be announced at the end of October.

We hope you can make it, and we want to remind you that every time Table Wine sells one of the “Wines For a Cause”, we donate 10% of the proceeds back to the Foundation.  Even better, the wines are affordable, taste great and have helped us raise nearly $1,000 for MHF this year.

1. 2009 Bidoli Friulano Friuli, Italy – $10.99/bottle
Friulano is the name of a grape indigenous to the northeastern part of Italy, and it produces a clean, crisp and refreshing white wine with lovely notes of peach, apple, tropical fruits and zesty acidity.

2. 2010 Vallevo Chardonnay Les Marches, Italy – $8.99/bottle
Super fresh, unoaked, unadulterated Chardonnay that tastes like a ripe Chardonnay grape plucked straight off the vine.  Fruit driven and easy to drink, this wine just bursts out of the glass with notes of ripe pear, spiced apple and assorted citrus fruits.  A great back porch, daily wine that won’t break the bank.

3. 2009 Tenuta Canale Pergolato Rosso Toscana, Italy – $8.99/bottle
This blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a tiny, family winery based in Chianti.  It is just delicious, easy-drinking, “blue collar” red wine with notes of cherry, plum, earth and delicate spice.  A great pizza/pasta guzzler.

4. 2009 La Meriggia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy – $9.99/bottle
This is just good, hearty, blue collar wine.  It tastes of ripe black cherry and plum with subtle notes of baking spices.  A great wine for drinking by itself or with classic Italian fare like lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.

5. 2007 Fattori Casabianca Chianti Colli Senesi, Italy – $11.99/bottle
This is one of the best Chianti values we’ve been able to find.  Almost all Sangiovese, drinking this wine will remind some of their visit(s) to Tuscany.  Medium bodied and zesty, this one offers up bright notes of black cherry, currant, sun baked earth and baking spices.  Serve with classic Italian fare like chicken parm, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs.

6. 2007 Vecchia Torre Salice Salentino, Italy – $10.99/bottle
Salice Salentino, located in the Puglia region of southern Italy, relies on two ancient grape varieties to make their sturdy, rustic red wines – Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera.  As I said, this wine is rustic, earthy and spicy, but it’s just plain delicious with aromas and flavors of black plum, raisins, licorice and tobacco.  Great with roasted sausages, peppers and onions.

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