Despite the fact that we’re all living differently from the way we were living in January of 2020, it’s nice to feel a little more more comfortable these days, and to possibly even (gasp!) invite friends over for dinner once in a while. But while we all slipped into the habit of only having to be concerned with our own personal preferences over the past two years, having people over- or bringing a bottle when you’re invited over- now means considering the preferences of more than one or two people at a time.
There’s no right or wrong in preferring Old World or New World wines over their counterparts, but as often as not, someone at the table will prefer one style, and another person will prefer another, and that means compromise. This week, we’ll taste four Old World wines that we think of as Gateway wines- Old World wines that a New World wine drinker would like, but not so far afield that an Old World wine lover would be disappointed. On Saturday, April 30, we’ll take a trip across the water to four producers making wine in France, Spain and Italy, and find the wines that make compromise easy, with appeal for everyone at the table.
You can reserve a seat or a set of samples by calling us at (520) 326-9363. The tasting begins at 2:00 on the 30th, and costs $15 plus tax and tip.
THE TASTING BEGINS ON ZOOM AT 2:00 PM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30. THE ZOOM MEETING NUMBER FOR THE TASTING IS 879 2877 9430, AND THE PASSCODE is 513390.
A bridge across the Atlantic
You can find the tasting order and the pricing here.
2019 Tenuta Baroni “Campanino Intenso” Sangiovese, Umbria IGT
2016 Fraga do Corvo Mencia, DO Monterrei
2017 Castillo Perelada “5 Fincas” Tinto Reserva, DO Empordà
2018 Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Rouge from Mary Taylor, Bordeaux AOC