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- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Teroldego! Teroldego is an ancient variety that first enters the record in 1480, in a sales record in the city of #Trento in Alpine Italy. There it hid in relative obscurity for about 500 years, rarely venturing beyond its native valley of #CampoRotaliano, just to the south of Alto Adige. While many producers came and went in the valley working with Teroldego, in the 1980s one finally appeared that would change the course of the grape's history. Elisabetta Foradori @eforadori took over her family's estate and embarked on a multi-decade journey harnessing the wild grape, and shocked the world by producing Teroldego that can go toe to toe with any of the world's great wines. As an incredibly vigorous grape that is tricky to ripen evenly and commonly tries to outpace its own water resources, it's hard enough to get the grapes to harvest before one even considers the mammoth acidity that often accompanies. But Foradori unlocked the magic recipe, and even though her place as one of the world's great winemakers is set in stone, she continues to experiment with techniques like #amphora aging to push the limits of Teroldego even further. Her neighbors have followed suit, as well as select producers in California, Australia, and Brazil, as over the past 30 years this awesome little grape has seen a quality revolution practically unrivaled by any other. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our #FreeTasting Series will be "Italia Obscura"! Famous varietals from the boot like Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Montepulciano are all lovely, but there are about 375 more native Italian grapes (according to Jancis Robinson's stellar encyclopedia "Wine Grapes"), many of which are lovely themselves! We'll be highlighting #Italianwine from producers that are working with grapes outside the top 10 most grown in the country. And you better believe we're ecstatic to introduce more folks to the Foradori Teroldego!!! 🍷 #wine #italianwine #italiangrapes
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Teroldego ! Teroldego is an ancient variety that first enters the record in 1480, in a sales record in the city of #Trento in Alpine Italy. There it hid in relative obscurity for about 500 years, rarely venturing beyond its native valley of #CampoRotaliano , just to the south of Alto Adige. While many producers came and went in the valley working with Teroldego, in the 1980s one finally appeared that would change the course of the grape& #39;s history. Elisabetta Foradori @eforadori took over her family& #39;s estate and embarked on a multi-decade journey harnessing the wild grape, and shocked the world by producing Teroldego that can go toe to toe with any of the world& #39;s great wines. As an incredibly vigorous grape that is tricky to ripen evenly and commonly tries to outpace its own water resources, it& #39;s hard enough to get the grapes to harvest before one even considers the mammoth acidity that often accompanies. But Foradori unlocked the magic recipe, and even though her place as one of the world& #39;s great winemakers is set in stone, she continues to experiment with techniques like #amphora aging to push the limits of Teroldego even further. Her neighbors have followed suit, as well as select producers in California, Australia, and Brazil, as over the past 30 years this awesome little grape has seen a quality revolution practically unrivaled by any other. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our #FreeTasting Series will be "Italia Obscura"! Famous varietals from the boot like Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Montepulciano are all lovely, but there are about 375 more native Italian grapes (according to Jancis Robinson& #39;s stellar encyclopedia "Wine Grapes"), many of which are lovely themselves! We& #39;ll be highlighting #Italianwine from producers that are working with grapes outside the top 10 most grown in the country. And you better believe we& #39;re ecstatic to introduce more folks to the Foradori Teroldego!!! 🍷 #wine #italianwine #italiangrapes
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Teroldego! Teroldego is an ancient variety that first enters the record in 1480, in a sales record in the city of #Trento in Alpine Italy. There it hid in relative obscurity for about 500 years, rarely venturing beyond its native valley of #CampoRotaliano, just to the south of Alto Adige. While many producers came and went in the valley working with Teroldego, in the 1980s one finally appeared that would change the course of the grape's history. Elisabetta Foradori @eforadori took over her family's estate and embarked on a multi-decade journey harnessing the wild grape, and shocked the world by producing Teroldego that can go toe to toe with any of the world's great wines. As an incredibly vigorous grape that is tricky to ripen evenly and commonly tries to outpace its own water resources, it's hard enough to get the grapes to harvest before one even considers the mammoth acidity that often accompanies. But Foradori unlocked the magic recipe, and even though her place as one of the world's great winemakers is set in stone, she continues to experiment with techniques like #amphora aging to push the limits of Teroldego even further. Her neighbors have followed suit, as well as select producers in California, Australia, and Brazil, as over the past 30 years this awesome little grape has seen a quality revolution practically unrivaled by any other. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our #FreeTasting Series will be "Italia Obscura"! Famous varietals from the boot like Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Montepulciano are all lovely, but there are about 375 more native Italian grapes (according to Jancis Robinson's stellar encyclopedia "Wine Grapes"), many of which are lovely themselves! We'll be highlighting #Italianwine from producers that are working with grapes outside the top 10 most grown in the country. And you better believe we're ecstatic to introduce more folks to the Foradori Teroldego!!! 🍷 #wine #italianwine #italiangrapes
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Gewürztraminer! If ol' Gewürz isn't the most distinctive grape in the world, it's certainly on the short list. '#Gewürz' means 'spiced' in German, which alludes to its unique heady aroma, the primary signature of the grape. As for '#Traminer', it's a bit more of a controversy. It refers to the family of grapes allegedly originating from the city of Tramin in South Tyrol. However, the Traminer family is genetically indistinguishable from the #Savagnin family, which seems to have the stronger case for an origin on the other side of the Alps from Tramin in Franche-Comté, Jura, Alsace-Lorraine, and the Rhineland. But to confuse things even more, to refer to Traminer or Savagnin as a family may be a misrepresentation unto itself! Though Savagnin Blanc, Savagnin Rose, and Gewürtztraminer itself may present differently to the human eye and palate, at the genetic level they are so similar it may be more accurate to speak of them as clones with a particularly interesting variability. In any case, they certainly make interesting wines -- with some of the highest alcohol percentage found in white varieties, fascinating flavors of lychee, and of course that signature bouquet. As an early-budding, cold-sensitive, heat-sensitive, mold-sensitive, virus-sensitive, oxidation-sensitive, everything imaginable-sensitive varietal, Gewürztraminer is certainly not a grape for greenhorn vintners. But in the hands of a deft veteran, there is no denying it's fascinating, unique qualities. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Free Tasting Series will be "California Whites"! But don't think you'll be showing up to a lineup of Buttery Chards from Napa - we'll be examining quite a range, from the #SauvignonBlanc of the #SierraFoothills to the freewheeling mishmash of #Shebang! #NorthCoast to the beautiful Gewürtztraminer of @gunbunwine, the second oldest winery in California. And, okay, yeah, a couple Chardonnays too -- hold the butter. 🥂
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Gew ürztraminer! If ol& #39; Gewürz isn& #39;t the most distinctive grape in the world, it& #39;s certainly on the short list. & #39; #Gewürz& #39; means & #39;spiced & #39; in German, which alludes to its unique heady aroma, the primary signature of the grape. As for & #39; #Traminer& #39; , it& #39;s a bit more of a controversy. It refers to the family of grapes allegedly originating from the city of Tramin in South Tyrol. However, the Traminer family is genetically indistinguishable from the #Savagnin family, which seems to have the stronger case for an origin on the other side of the Alps from Tramin in Franche-Comté, Jura, Alsace-Lorraine, and the Rhineland. But to confuse things even more, to refer to Traminer or Savagnin as a family may be a misrepresentation unto itself! Though Savagnin Blanc, Savagnin Rose, and Gewürtztraminer itself may present differently to the human eye and palate, at the genetic level they are so similar it may be more accurate to speak of them as clones with a particularly interesting variability. In any case, they certainly make interesting wines -- with some of the highest alcohol percentage found in white varieties, fascinating flavors of lychee, and of course that signature bouquet. As an early-budding, cold-sensitive, heat-sensitive, mold-sensitive, virus-sensitive, oxidation-sensitive, everything imaginable-sensitive varietal, Gewürztraminer is certainly not a grape for greenhorn vintners. But in the hands of a deft veteran, there is no denying it& #39;s fascinating, unique qualities. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Free Tasting Series will be "California Whites"! But don& #39;t think you& #39;ll be showing up to a lineup of Buttery Chards from Napa - we& #39;ll be examining quite a range, from the #SauvignonBlanc of the #SierraFoothills to the freewheeling mishmash of #Shebang ! #NorthCoast to the beautiful Gewürtztraminer of @gunbunwine , the second oldest winery in California. And, okay, yeah, a couple Chardonnays too -- hold the butter. 🥂
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Gewürztraminer! If ol' Gewürz isn't the most distinctive grape in the world, it's certainly on the short list. '#Gewürz' means 'spiced' in German, which alludes to its unique heady aroma, the primary signature of the grape. As for '#Traminer', it's a bit more of a controversy. It refers to the family of grapes allegedly originating from the city of Tramin in South Tyrol. However, the Traminer family is genetically indistinguishable from the #Savagnin family, which seems to have the stronger case for an origin on the other side of the Alps from Tramin in Franche-Comté, Jura, Alsace-Lorraine, and the Rhineland. But to confuse things even more, to refer to Traminer or Savagnin as a family may be a misrepresentation unto itself! Though Savagnin Blanc, Savagnin Rose, and Gewürtztraminer itself may present differently to the human eye and palate, at the genetic level they are so similar it may be more accurate to speak of them as clones with a particularly interesting variability. In any case, they certainly make interesting wines -- with some of the highest alcohol percentage found in white varieties, fascinating flavors of lychee, and of course that signature bouquet. As an early-budding, cold-sensitive, heat-sensitive, mold-sensitive, virus-sensitive, oxidation-sensitive, everything imaginable-sensitive varietal, Gewürztraminer is certainly not a grape for greenhorn vintners. But in the hands of a deft veteran, there is no denying it's fascinating, unique qualities. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Free Tasting Series will be "California Whites"! But don't think you'll be showing up to a lineup of Buttery Chards from Napa - we'll be examining quite a range, from the #SauvignonBlanc of the #SierraFoothills to the freewheeling mishmash of #Shebang! #NorthCoast to the beautiful Gewürtztraminer of @gunbunwine, the second oldest winery in California. And, okay, yeah, a couple Chardonnays too -- hold the butter. 🥂
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Gamay! If there's a grape with a funnier history than Gamay, we sure don't know what it is. First, the essentials: Gamay is an old Burgundian variety most closely associated with #Beaujolais, where its early ripening cycle and ease of care allow for great quantities of wine while maintaining quality. It is often linked to #BeaujolaisNouveau, the famous harvest wine that uses carbonic maceration to race through fermentation and produce wine in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, though Beaujolais does produce a large amount of more typical fare with Gamay that remains underappreciated due to association with the polarizing Nouveau. Okay, now the funny stuff. The first mention of Gamay in the historical record is in a frothing-mad proclamation by Philippe the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, in 1395. Philippe banned "disloyal Gaamez" from the Burgundian lands, in a rambling edict that accused Gamay of being "very harmful to human creatures" and that "said wine from said plant of said nature is full of significant and horrible bitterness." Dang, Philippe, tell us how you really feel. Though the edict called for all Gamay plantings to be ripped up within five months, clearly some vines slipped through the cracks, as 60 years later his grandson Philippe the Good had to reiterate the ban (in a much more articulated fashion), saying "The Dukes of Burgundy are known as the lords of the best wines in Christendom. We will maintain our reputation." Yet still, they could not purge it entirely, and further bans were promulgated in 1567, 1725, and 1731. But to this day, Disloyal Gamay plantings survive even in the Côte d'Or, which surely leaves the Philippes spinning in their graves. You go Gamay! 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Free Tasting Series will (finally) be "Reds With a Chill"! Whites and rosés aren't the only wines to pull out on a hot day. Many reds are best enjoyed with a bit of cooling, among them some choice Gamays from Beaujolais. We'll be highlighting one of these more elegant Bojo styles, alongside several other nice cold reds, as we get ready to move into real summer. BYOBBQ. 🍷
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Gamay ! If there& #39;s a grape with a funnier history than Gamay, we sure don& #39;t know what it is. First, the essentials: Gamay is an old Burgundian variety most closely associated with #Beaujolais , where its early ripening cycle and ease of care allow for great quantities of wine while maintaining quality. It is often linked to #BeaujolaisNouveau , the famous harvest wine that uses carbonic maceration to race through fermentation and produce wine in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, though Beaujolais does produce a large amount of more typical fare with Gamay that remains underappreciated due to association with the polarizing Nouveau. Okay, now the funny stuff. The first mention of Gamay in the historical record is in a frothing-mad proclamation by Philippe the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, in 1395. Philippe banned "disloyal Gaamez" from the Burgundian lands, in a rambling edict that accused Gamay of being "very harmful to human creatures" and that "said wine from said plant of said nature is full of significant and horrible bitterness." Dang, Philippe, tell us how you really feel. Though the edict called for all Gamay plantings to be ripped up within five months, clearly some vines slipped through the cracks, as 60 years later his grandson Philippe the Good had to reiterate the ban (in a much more articulated fashion), saying "The Dukes of Burgundy are known as the lords of the best wines in Christendom. We will maintain our reputation." Yet still, they could not purge it entirely, and further bans were promulgated in 1567, 1725, and 1731. But to this day, Disloyal Gamay plantings survive even in the Côte d& #39;Or , which surely leaves the Philippes spinning in their graves. You go Gamay! 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Free Tasting Series will (finally) be "Reds With a Chill"! Whites and rosés aren& #39;t the only wines to pull out on a hot day. Many reds are best enjoyed with a bit of cooling, among them some choice Gamays from Beaujolais. We& #39;ll be highlighting one of these more elegant Bojo styles, alongside several other nice cold reds, as we get ready to move into real summer. BYOBBQ. 🍷
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Gamay! If there's a grape with a funnier history than Gamay, we sure don't know what it is. First, the essentials: Gamay is an old Burgundian variety most closely associated with #Beaujolais, where its early ripening cycle and ease of care allow for great quantities of wine while maintaining quality. It is often linked to #BeaujolaisNouveau, the famous harvest wine that uses carbonic maceration to race through fermentation and produce wine in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, though Beaujolais does produce a large amount of more typical fare with Gamay that remains underappreciated due to association with the polarizing Nouveau. Okay, now the funny stuff. The first mention of Gamay in the historical record is in a frothing-mad proclamation by Philippe the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, in 1395. Philippe banned "disloyal Gaamez" from the Burgundian lands, in a rambling edict that accused Gamay of being "very harmful to human creatures" and that "said wine from said plant of said nature is full of significant and horrible bitterness." Dang, Philippe, tell us how you really feel. Though the edict called for all Gamay plantings to be ripped up within five months, clearly some vines slipped through the cracks, as 60 years later his grandson Philippe the Good had to reiterate the ban (in a much more articulated fashion), saying "The Dukes of Burgundy are known as the lords of the best wines in Christendom. We will maintain our reputation." Yet still, they could not purge it entirely, and further bans were promulgated in 1567, 1725, and 1731. But to this day, Disloyal Gamay plantings survive even in the Côte d'Or, which surely leaves the Philippes spinning in their graves. You go Gamay! 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Free Tasting Series will (finally) be "Reds With a Chill"! Whites and rosés aren't the only wines to pull out on a hot day. Many reds are best enjoyed with a bit of cooling, among them some choice Gamays from Beaujolais. We'll be highlighting one of these more elegant Bojo styles, alongside several other nice cold reds, as we get ready to move into real summer. BYOBBQ. 🍷
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Kerner! The offspring of #Riesling and #SchiavaGrossa, Kerner is perhaps the highest in quality of the modern German crosses (Müller-Thurgau being definitelty the highest in quantity). Kerner was created in 1929 by August Herold in Baden-Württemberg. He named the varietal after Justinius Kerner, a poet/physician from Swabia who wrote wine-drinking songs and prescribed hearty glasses of wine to his patients as the best natural medicine. Though lower in acidity and coarser in texture than true Riesling, Kerner is much easier to grow and maintain, leading it to be a popular choice in Germany for table wines. Interestingly enough, the area outside Germany where Kerner has caught on most - by far - is Japan's northernmost island Hokkaido, where the hardy grape is well-suited to ride out the frigid temperatures. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Saturday Free Tasting Series is 'Riesling Without Borders 2017'! This is the second year of @riesling_without_borders, which will have its main event on Wednesday June 14 to benefit @wheelingforward. We're happy to host an in-store tasting of some of our favorite Rieslings to whet your palate for the big party. Because though Kerner may be a lovely and practical offspring of Riesling, there just aren't many grapes that can hold up to Big Papa Ries. 🍷 #wine #germanwine #rieslingwithoutborders
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Kerner ! The offspring of #Riesling and #SchiavaGrossa , Kerner is perhaps the highest in quality of the modern German crosses (Müller-Thurgau being definitelty the highest in quantity). Kerner was created in 1929 by August Herold in Baden-Württemberg. He named the varietal after Justinius Kerner, a poet/physician from Swabia who wrote wine-drinking songs and prescribed hearty glasses of wine to his patients as the best natural medicine. Though lower in acidity and coarser in texture than true Riesling, Kerner is much easier to grow and maintain, leading it to be a popular choice in Germany for table wines. Interestingly enough, the area outside Germany where Kerner has caught on most - by far - is Japan& #39;s northernmost island Hokkaido, where the hardy grape is well-suited to ride out the frigid temperatures. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Saturday Free Tasting Series is & #39;Riesling Without Borders 2017& #39; ! This is the second year of @riesling_without_borders , which will have its main event on Wednesday June 14 to benefit @wheelingforward. We& #39;re happy to host an in-store tasting of some of our favorite Rieslings to whet your palate for the big party. Because though Kerner may be a lovely and practical offspring of Riesling, there just aren& #39;t many grapes that can hold up to Big Papa Ries. 🍷 #wine #germanwine #rieslingwithoutborders
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Kerner! The offspring of #Riesling and #SchiavaGrossa, Kerner is perhaps the highest in quality of the modern German crosses (Müller-Thurgau being definitelty the highest in quantity). Kerner was created in 1929 by August Herold in Baden-Württemberg. He named the varietal after Justinius Kerner, a poet/physician from Swabia who wrote wine-drinking songs and prescribed hearty glasses of wine to his patients as the best natural medicine. Though lower in acidity and coarser in texture than true Riesling, Kerner is much easier to grow and maintain, leading it to be a popular choice in Germany for table wines. Interestingly enough, the area outside Germany where Kerner has caught on most - by far - is Japan's northernmost island Hokkaido, where the hardy grape is well-suited to ride out the frigid temperatures. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our Saturday Free Tasting Series is 'Riesling Without Borders 2017'! This is the second year of @riesling_without_borders, which will have its main event on Wednesday June 14 to benefit @wheelingforward. We're happy to host an in-store tasting of some of our favorite Rieslings to whet your palate for the big party. Because though Kerner may be a lovely and practical offspring of Riesling, there just aren't many grapes that can hold up to Big Papa Ries. 🍷 #wine #germanwine #rieslingwithoutborders
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Albariño / #Alvarinho! The most important grape in #Galicia and northern #Portugal, Albariño is famous for its powerful fruity & floral aromas and tastes. In fact, the name derives from Alba-Riño, or "White from the Rhine", leading many to believe it may be closely related to Riesling. Albariño has begun to travel around the world, as well, with notable outcroppings appearing in California's Santa Ynez and Bonny Doon, the Pacific Northwest, and New Zealand. However, an attempt at Australian Albariño led to quite the misadventure. Mislabeled vines on exports from Spain led to all the supposed Albariño in Australia, in fact, being Savagnin Blanc!! Nonetheless, the international reputation of Albariño continues to grow, as it comes into vogue as one of the world's great crisp summer wines. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm at Le Du's, our Saturday Free Tasting Series is 'Spanish Whites'! Though Americans often think of Garnacha and Tempranillo and Mencia first when they consider Spanish wines, the Iberian Peninsula offers magnificent whites to enjoy as well. Albariño will be on the docket of course, but so will Palomino, Verdejo, and more. Come on down and discover your Iberian elixir for those hot summer days! 🥂
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Albari ño / #Alvarinho ! The most important grape in #Galicia and northern #Portugal , Albariño is famous for its powerful fruity & floral aromas and tastes. In fact, the name derives from Alba-Riño, or "White from the Rhine", leading many to believe it may be closely related to Riesling. Albariño has begun to travel around the world, as well, with notable outcroppings appearing in California& #39;s Santa Ynez and Bonny Doon, the Pacific Northwest, and New Zealand. However, an attempt at Australian Albariño led to quite the misadventure. Mislabeled vines on exports from Spain led to all the supposed Albariño in Australia, in fact, being Savagnin Blanc!! Nonetheless, the international reputation of Albariño continues to grow, as it comes into vogue as one of the world& #39;s great crisp summer wines. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm at Le Du& #39;s , our Saturday Free Tasting Series is & #39;Spanish Whites& #39; ! Though Americans often think of Garnacha and Tempranillo and Mencia first when they consider Spanish wines, the Iberian Peninsula offers magnificent whites to enjoy as well. Albariño will be on the docket of course, but so will Palomino, Verdejo, and more. Come on down and discover your Iberian elixir for those hot summer days! 🥂
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Albariño / #Alvarinho! The most important grape in #Galicia and northern #Portugal, Albariño is famous for its powerful fruity & floral aromas and tastes. In fact, the name derives from Alba-Riño, or "White from the Rhine", leading many to believe it may be closely related to Riesling. Albariño has begun to travel around the world, as well, with notable outcroppings appearing in California's Santa Ynez and Bonny Doon, the Pacific Northwest, and New Zealand. However, an attempt at Australian Albariño led to quite the misadventure. Mislabeled vines on exports from Spain led to all the supposed Albariño in Australia, in fact, being Savagnin Blanc!! Nonetheless, the international reputation of Albariño continues to grow, as it comes into vogue as one of the world's great crisp summer wines. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm at Le Du's, our Saturday Free Tasting Series is 'Spanish Whites'! Though Americans often think of Garnacha and Tempranillo and Mencia first when they consider Spanish wines, the Iberian Peninsula offers magnificent whites to enjoy as well. Albariño will be on the docket of course, but so will Palomino, Verdejo, and more. Come on down and discover your Iberian elixir for those hot summer days! 🥂
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Barbera! The #Piemonte region of Italy may call Barolo to mind at first, but it is Barbera that is in fact the most plentiful and most commonly drank by the locals. Incredibly vigorous, hardy, and adaptable, Barbera can thrive at vineyard sites with less ideal sun exposure and soil composition than the temperamental Barolo. When its growth is harnessed, though, Barbera can create beautiful wines of contradiction - at once intense and soft, with natural green astringency but elegant acidity as well. The range of quality is immense, from cheap table wines to finer examples, but the best often age in seared oak barrels to tame and focus the wild elements of the wine into something more streamlined and complex. Its Italian history reaches back to the 1200s, but in the last century it has established a stronghold in California plus ongoing experimentation in Australia and Argentina, as winemakers around the world continue to explore the possibilities of this robust grape. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our free tasting series is "Reds With a Chill"! We believe summer weather is no reason to stop drinking reds, so we'll be exploring fridgeable reds that would be perfect for your next BBQ - including a beautiful #BarberaDAsti from #MassimilianoVivalda. BYOBBQ. 🍷 #wine #redwine
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Barbera ! The #Piemonte region of Italy may call Barolo to mind at first, but it is Barbera that is in fact the most plentiful and most commonly drank by the locals. Incredibly vigorous, hardy, and adaptable, Barbera can thrive at vineyard sites with less ideal sun exposure and soil composition than the temperamental Barolo. When its growth is harnessed, though, Barbera can create beautiful wines of contradiction - at once intense and soft, with natural green astringency but elegant acidity as well. The range of quality is immense, from cheap table wines to finer examples, but the best often age in seared oak barrels to tame and focus the wild elements of the wine into something more streamlined and complex. Its Italian history reaches back to the 1200s, but in the last century it has established a stronghold in California plus ongoing experimentation in Australia and Argentina, as winemakers around the world continue to explore the possibilities of this robust grape. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our free tasting series is "Reds With a Chill"! We believe summer weather is no reason to stop drinking reds, so we& #39;ll be exploring fridgeable reds that would be perfect for your next BBQ - including a beautiful #BarberaDAsti from #MassimilianoVivalda . BYOBBQ. 🍷 #wine #redwine
- Our #GrapeOfTheWeek is: #Barbera! The #Piemonte region of Italy may call Barolo to mind at first, but it is Barbera that is in fact the most plentiful and most commonly drank by the locals. Incredibly vigorous, hardy, and adaptable, Barbera can thrive at vineyard sites with less ideal sun exposure and soil composition than the temperamental Barolo. When its growth is harnessed, though, Barbera can create beautiful wines of contradiction - at once intense and soft, with natural green astringency but elegant acidity as well. The range of quality is immense, from cheap table wines to finer examples, but the best often age in seared oak barrels to tame and focus the wild elements of the wine into something more streamlined and complex. Its Italian history reaches back to the 1200s, but in the last century it has established a stronghold in California plus ongoing experimentation in Australia and Argentina, as winemakers around the world continue to explore the possibilities of this robust grape. 🍇 This Saturday from 2-7pm, our free tasting series is "Reds With a Chill"! We believe summer weather is no reason to stop drinking reds, so we'll be exploring fridgeable reds that would be perfect for your next BBQ - including a beautiful #BarberaDAsti from #MassimilianoVivalda. BYOBBQ. 🍷 #wine #redwine

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