We’re not big shots down here in Tucson. While the City Mice are scurrying around making deals in New York or Los Angeles, or even in Phoenix, we’ve been content to while away the Country Mouse hours doing simple, country things. But as Tucson grows in fits and starts, upstarts begin making things happen. Sure, the big wineries are imported by the big importers in the big cities, but we have a couple of smaller importers of our own right here in town, bringing in the under-the-radar wines of smaller producers in smaller wine regions, and that, my friends, is often where the secret value lives. You’ve tasted wines with our Tucson friend Sariya Jarasviroj-Brown, the brain behind Circo Vino, importer of primarily Austrian wines, and now you have the chance to meet another local treasure, Stephen Ott, one hemisphere of the brain of Nossa Imports. And as luck would have it, we’ll be bringing with him four cool and interesting Portuguese treats.
The tasting, like our other Saturday tastings, begins at 2:00 this Saturday, October 15, and costs you a mere $15 plus tax and tip. You have us save you a seat or two at the tasting table by calling us at (520) 326-9363. It promises to be chock full of fun and flavor, and educational into the bargain as well. We hope to see you here.
Portugal by way of Tucson
You can see more about the wines and discover the pricing and the tasting order here.
2019 Prior Lucas, Bairrada Bruto “Falala” (Syrah/Bical/Maria Gomes,) Bairrada
2020 Filipe Palhoça São Filipe Branco (Fernão Pires/Arinto/Síria,) Península de Setúbal
2019 Vinilourenço “Dona Graça” Tinto (Touriga Franca/Tinta Roriz/Touriga Nacional/Tinta Barroca/Bastardo,) Douro
2019 Filipe Palhoça, São Filipe Tinto (Castelão/Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon,) Península de Setúbal