We’re all creatures of habit. Merlot comes from Bordeaux (or California,) and Pinot Noir comes from Burgundy (or California,) and Pinot Grigio comes from Collio (or California.) Well, it turns out that there are any number of varietals which grow in any number of locations, and that actually taste quite good, even if they’re not from where they’re supposed to be from. Case in point: we’re used to all three of the above-mentioned varietals coming from California now even though none of them is indigenous. This week, we’ll taste four wines, each of which comes from somewhere that doesn’t produce enough of it (yet) that it feels “normal” to see it on the label. The tasting costs the customary $12.50 plus tax and tip, and you can make your reservation and pick up your samples by calling us at 326-9363.
The tasting begins on zoom at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 19, and the meeting number is 899 1670 4296 (it’s been double-checked this time- our apologies for last week’s copy-and-paste typo) and the passcode is 415439.
You can find the tasting order and price sheet here.
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2017 Tommasi “Le Prunee” Merlot delle Venezie IGT
2018 The Fableist “067” Tempranillo, Central Coast
2017 Cave Springs Cabernet Franc, Niagara Peninsula
2016 L. A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Guadalupe