In addition to our Saturday wine tastings, we step it up on the last Sunday of each month and host a tasting of six wines, some a little fancier than others, and offer food pairings alongside the wines. This month we’re joined by our old friend Dylan Higgins.
While most of us regard Grenache as having its figurative and literal roots in France, not everyone realizes that Garnacha can be found scattered across Spain as well, and it turns out that Spanish Garnachas are delicious.
As purveyors of wine, we taste a lot them, and we've noticed a discrepancy: the wines we love aren't necessarily the wines that people buy. Sometimes it's the price. Sometimes it's the label. But we've noticed a nearly certain deal-killer, and this week, we're here to right that wrong.
Last week featured a bunch of delicious Sicilian wines, and this week, we head to the mainland. If you're sitting around the house wondering what to drink with your pasta and red sauce or those roasted meats and sausages you're planning on serving, this tasting is worthy of your consideration
Ciao, ragazzi. Last week featured a bunch of delicious Sicilian wines, and this week, we head to the mainland. If you're sitting around the house wondering what to drink with your pasta and red sauce or those roasted meats and sausages you're planning on serving, this tasting is worthy of your consideration.
You may or may not be aware that Sicily is on the same parallel that we are, and its grasslands are peppered with cacti—if you cropped a photo to exclude the shoreline and the volcano, you might think you were looking at Sonoita. This week we'll be opening four treats from our sister Island, two reds and two whites, and you'll undoubtedly discover that even across the world, we're not that different after all.
This Saturday, the low temperature will be 74°, and while it’s meant to top out at 98°, at least it’s a sign of good things to come. As our temperatures drift gently downward here in the Old Pueblo, our thoughts have begun to turn to autumnal wines, and, as such, Kevin will be pulling corks this Saturday on Zinfandels
We know which wine tastings will sell out. The jaunts around Italy have their fan base; there’s no shortage of supporters of the wines of Southern France; the Willamette and the Napa Valleys each have their disciples, though admittedly there’s not much overlap there. This month, we thought it was time you’d tasted wines from places you’d written off.
We all know it: Italian whites are different from French whites are different domestic whites.
Now that we finally have a few cloudbursts under our belts, it may actually be okay to start remembering red wine again, even though summer is by no means over.