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Weekend Wine Tastings

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting, French Style, with Liz Stern of Vineyard Road
Friday, November 17th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

NV Huré Freres l’Invitation Brut, Champagne, France
Regularly $44.99, Tasting Price $37.99
This Champagne is a blend of the three main varietals from Champagne: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. On the nose it offers brioche and red berry and on the palate there is nice tension between fruit and frisky acidity. Perfect on its own to toast any holiday celebration or with cheese and charcuterie as an aperitif.

2014 Dublere ‘Les Millerands’ Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price$25.49
From declassified vines in Meursault, this white Burgundy has aromas of honey, spices, chestnuts and white flowers. It has a fine texture and is sprightly on the palate lending itself well to pairing with scallops, fish and a variety of cheeses, particularly Brie, Vacherin, Comte and Gruyere.

2016 Domaine De Pallus ‘Messanges’ Chinon Rouge, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
This wine is the perfect fall tipple with nice earthy notes tempered by crunchy cranberry flavors. This wine is delicious on its own with a slight chill but it also pairs perfectly with charcuterie or any kind of pork.

2015 Zorah Areni Noir, Karasi, Armenia
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price $25.49
This Armenian gem perfectly balances rusticity with elegance. Peppery with dark fruit and plum notes, it has grippy but fine tannins and nice fruit balanced with acidity on the finish. Lovely with lamb, eggplant or other roasted meats and vegetables.

2013 Maissonnueve ‘Solis’ Malbec, Cahor, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
This wine offers all the fruit you want from Malbec but in a more refined and elegant style than you may find in Argentina. With a sturdy structure but fine balance of fruit, earth and acidity this wine is excellent with red meat of all kinds.

 

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting, Italian Style, with Andrea Alexander of Giannoni Selections
Saturday, November 18th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2015 Filippi Soave Castelcerino, Veneto
Regularly $17.99, Tasting Price $14.99
Flavorful and inviting, this Veneto white shows notes of almonds, anise, and white grapefruit with a smooth texture and lingering finish. Filippo recommends this wine mainly with fish and shellfish dishes although it has enough character and spice to stand up to various ethnic cuisines.

2016 Raica di Pelazza Nuraghi Bianco, Nuraghe, Sardegna
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price $25.49
Look for a fuller body with notes of ripe apricot, yellow apple, acacia, and thyme with a saline/mineral finish. From the 2017 vintage this wine will bear the Vermentino di Gallura DOCG. Pairs superbly with seafood, Pecorino Sardo and especially Turkey.

2014 Casabianche ‘Dellemore’ Cilento Rosso, Campagna
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Macerated for five days before being elevated in mostly stainless steel, a small part of this cuvée sees tonneau for a period of ten months. It shows great drinkability as well as vibrant cherry and blackberry fruit with floral/herbal undertones and refreshing acidity. This Aglianico is a delicious alternative to your wine selection typical turkey day.

2015 Rado Kocijancic Refosk, Goriska Brda
Regularly $13.99, Tasting Price $11.89
This light, quaffable red shows elegant raspberry and cherry fruit with hints of freshly cut herbs on the nose and presents itself similarly on the palate. Known for its bright acidity, Refosco Terrano has the ability to cut through fatty dishes and compliment a range of cuisines with relative ease.

2014 Daniele Ricci Barbarossa, Piedmont
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
100% Barbera fermented in stainless steel and then aged in a combination of stainless steel vats, botti, and multiple passage barriques for twelve months before blending. It shows enticing floral aromas, red berry fruit, and a faint herbal note on the finish. Pair with salumi, pastas, pizzas and grilled meats.