Visintini Cinzia, Coffele Soave

Anything But Pinot Grigio: Free Try Before You Buy Wine Tasting - Saturday, August 31st, 2013 - 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Stop by this Saturday, August 31st anytime between 2 and 5 to try some great Pinot Grigio alternatives. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Pinot Grigio, but they’re also nothing wrong with trying other white wines from the northern part of Italy. The northern part of Italy is where many of the country’s best white wines are produced, and we’re excited to share two of our favorite new arrivals with you. It’s looking like the weather is going to be mostly sunny this week end, and there’s nothing quite like a dry and zesty Italian white wine to sip while the sun kisses your skin. Ever had Friulano, Garganega, or Pinot Bianco? If not, come expand your “grape horizons” this Saturday at Table Wine. Descriptions on the wines we’ll be trying can be found below, and both of the wines will be discounted the day of the tasting.

1. 2011 Visintini Cinzia Bianco (Corno di Rosazzo)
Located in the Italian commune of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is the certified organic estate of the Visintini family. They’re organic because they feel it’s the way to make the best wine, not because they feel it will necessarily sell more wine. Their white blends the native Friulano grape with a touch of Pinot Bianco and it is “sunny day wine” if ever there were one. Fresh apple and citrus fruits with bits of green herb and mineral………..easy enough to chug, but interesting enough to think about.

2. 2012 Coffele Soave Classico (Veneto)
Please do not even try to say you don’t like Soave because you had a bottle of something from the grocery store and it wasn’t good. That’s not real Soave, that’s factory wine. Coffele is real Soave made by a small family clan with 100% Garganega, the grape that makes good Soave good. Textured, expressive and loaded with bright apple, pear and peach fruit……….and some pretty white floral notes too. Having fresh fish or seafood this week end? This one will do the trick!