As the world continues to shrink, it’s less and less of a surprise to see varietals we associate with one place show up in another- California Pinot Noir? Of course. Malbec from Argentina? Seems perfectly normal. But every now and again, it’s nice to taste the Real McCoy, as it were- the varietal grown in the place from which it originated. This week, we’ll taste four wines who come from whence they sprung- the possible exception being a hybrid, but even that one comes from where it was first hybridized- and we’ll have fun doing it.
On Saturday, May 21, we’ll investigate wines in their native habitat- four wines, each hailing from its homeland- and with any luck, it will make us better tasters, able to identify not only the varietals, but what they taste like in the place they come from. That should help us taste the difference between what they taste like in their homeland and what other climates contribute to their flavor profile. The tasting will take place here at Feast, but you can participate remotely if you’d rather, as it will be offered on Zoom as well.
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, May 21. THE ZOOM MEETING NUMBER FOR THE TASTING IS 873 0097 5374, AND THE PASSCODE is 864284.
You can find the tasting order and the pricing here.
2020 El Coto Blanco (Viura,) Rioja DOC
2020 Ciello Bianco (Cataratto,) Terre Siciliane IGP
2020 Lenotti Bardolino (Corvina,) Bardolino Classico DOC
2018 Kracher Zweigelt Trocken, Burgenland