Four good raisins to enjoy these wines

Dear Feastlings,

There are the obvious tricks of the winemaking trade: oak barrels, of course, sulfites, adding sugar or alcohol- and those with which you’re maybe less familiar, like copper or diethylene glycol (though that one was a scandal, to be sure.)  But there’s also the clever and crafty side of winemaking.  This Saturday, we’ll taste four wines whose production includes raisins at one level or another.  Drying grapes concentrates their sugars, but it also concentrates their tannins and acidity at the same time, and these wines are both extracted and balanced at once.  Join us for a celebration of intensely focused wine- it’s $15 plus tax and tip, and you can reserve your samples by calling us at 326-9363.  See you on the screen!


The tasting begins on zoom at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 4.  The Zoom meeting number for the tasting is 879 2840 8449.  The passcode will be published here and emailed out as well, by noon on Saturday.


Four good raisins to enjoy these wines, pricing Here.


Curatolo Arini 2019 “Corto di Passo” Nero d’Avola DOC, Sicily

Gran Passione 2020 Rosso IGT, Veneto

Bussola 2016 “Ca’ del Laito” Valpolicella Ripasso DOC

Marchese Fumanelli 2010 “Squarano” Valpolicella Classico Superiore

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