We see it nightly: “I’ll have a glass of Cabernet.” “Pinot Grigio, please.” “Your house red will be fine.”
When it comes to wine, there are a few types of people- those who never stray from their habitual varietal or style, so much so that they don’t even think to ask who the producer is or where the wine comes from before the list is snapped shut; those who regard wine as a wine, and whatever they drink is of no importance to them; and a host of others in between them and, well, us nerds. There’s a pocketful of us who want to see what our thousands of options are.
Chasselas, an obscure grape that grows in Switzerland and France? Tempranillo Blanco? Sure, everyone knows the red version, but who knew there was a white strain of the grape? This week, we’ll wet our lips with both, and Schiava Gentile and Blaufrankisch to boot. So for those of you who want to see what’s out there besides the Noble Grapes you’ve tasted over and over again, this Saturday is your Saturday, and you’ll discover that there’s nobility in being an outlier as well. Mike Galkin joins us on Saturday, January 14, at 2:00 pm to taste and chat about some wines you haven’t likely tasted recently, if ever.
The tasting is $15 plus tax and tip, and you should give us a jingle if you’d like us to save you a seat and a glass. The number to call is (520) 326-9363. We hope to see you then.
You can see the tasting order and pricing here.
Wines you didn’t drink yesterday
2021 Serge Dagueneau & Filles “La Centenaire” Chasselas, Pouilly-sur-Loire AOC
2021 Ontañon Tempranillo Blanco, Rioja DOC
2021 Peter Zemmer “Vernatsch” Schiava Gentile, Alto Adige DOC
2018 Evoluçio Blaufränkisch, Burgenland