This month we'll be getting a visit from Lisa d'Adamo of Folio Wine Group. Every now and again we try to remind our guests that the overwhelming world of wines from abroad is a lot more navigable when you learn that there are importers out there whose wines you trust.
Sunday Wine Tastings
Our Sunday wine tastings only occur on the last Sunday of each month, at 3:30 pm. Unlike our Saturday tastings, there are six wines rather than four, the wines have a broader range of quality and price, and each wine is accompanied by an amuse-bouche that’s specially made to compliment the wine. Again, reservations are required, and web and email reservations will not guarantee you a seat, to please make your reservation by calling (520) 326-9363.
Past Sunday Wine Tasting
Every now and again, we get lucky. Each month, one of the clever and talented wine people of Tucson talks with us about some exciting wines they've brought, but once in a while, we get City Folk here.
Our good friend and former dining room manager Dylan Higgins graces us this month with his presence at a tasting of wines among the pines. Arizona might be one of the states in the Four Corners, but for our money, the spot where Italy, Austria and Slovenia converge makes for better wine production.
Those of you who've been attending our monthly wine tastings for any significant length of time know that we periodically host a wine tasting designed to create trust. We call these tastings the "Trust Your Importer" series, the idea being that most of us can't possibly have tasted and familiarized ourselves with the massive selection of wines available to us all at any given moment.
I know it seems like we're en train de battre un cheval mort, after all the Bastille Day food and drink and what with three of last week's four wines being French, but what can I say? There's a certain je ne sais quoi about the wines of France.
It's happened yet again: the first hot wind of the season has arrived. No one dreads a hot wind like I do, but even if you dread it half as much as I, you need a reprieve.
This month’s Last Sunday tasting ushers in summer with wines that originate from island producers. Even reds that hail from islands offer up salt spray and freshness that presage the summer months, and all of them should inhabit your summertime wine selection.
Yes, I know we've done tastings with wines from the Rhône Valley before. It happens, though, that in a region with over 6000 producers that's been cultivating wine for over 1400 years, we find it hard to limit ourselves to just one or two tastings a year that include our faves from the region.
This Sunday’s end-of-the-month tasting features wines from our friend Luke Anable features wines from four intriguing winemakers, all of whom are doing their best to either revive all-but-lost varietals, styles and appellations.
Sometimes we all feel like it's just us against the world, and this month, at our tasting at least, it's Baja, Mexico's turn. Fortunately for Baja, we think you'll agree that Baja fares pretty well.