Buon giorno, Feastetti.
You may or may not be aware that Sicily, despite the fact that it’s a great big island surrounded by the Mediterranean sea (and technically the Tyrrhenian, if you regard that as not just a moniker for that little chunk of Mediterranean to the north of Sicily,) its landscape isn’t entirely different from ours. It’s on the same parallel that we are, and its grasslands are peppered with cacti- if you cropped a photo to exclude the shoreline and the volcano, you might think you were looking at Sonoita. This week we’ll be opening four treats from our sister Island, two reds and two whites, and you’ll undoubtedly discover that even across the world, we’re not that different after all. The tasting takes place here at 2:00 this Saturday, September 8, and costs $10 plus tax and tip. You’ll need to call us at 326-9363 if you want to join us, since web and email reservations won’t hold you a seat. But we look forward to your checking out some wines from our friends along the 37th parallel.
2017 Colosi Bianco (Grillo,) Sicilia DOC
2015 Le Sabbie dell’Etna (Caricante/Cataratto,) Etna Bianco DOC
2016 Colosi Rosso (Nero d’Avola/Nerello Cappuccio,) Sicilia DOC
2014 Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso (Nerello Mascalese/Nerello Cappuccio,) Etna Rosso DOC