Tag Archive: Italian wine

Mar 04

Giguiere Muque and Antico Fuoco Rosso

Antico Fuoco Rosso

  Two brand-new flavor bombs in the store….   First, the Giguiere Musque chardonnay with the muscato grape cloned with the chardonnay giving this wine a fruity base with a hint of sweetness. Great for any holiday involving Aunts or Uncles, you know what I mean? They tend to like an easy drinking wine.   …

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Jul 12

Wine Of The Week – 2012 Ali Sangiovese

Ali Sangiovese

Tuscan reds are some of the most enjoyable Italian wines around and this is one no exception. 100% Sangiovese done with a touch of oak and great cherry fruit. Just cause it’s summer doesn’t mean we’re not gonna have sauce and riggies, so get that pot cookin’ and slice up a loaf of crusty bread. …

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Apr 26

Wine Of The Week – Contratto Sparkling Wine

Contratto

140 years of making Italian sparkling wine has put Contratto on the top of the list for bubbly. Rich toasty flavors run through the body of this special occasion wine. Some fresh smoked salmon and caviar would match up well to the light acidity of this impressive vintage classico. Price: $32.00

Mar 01

Wine Of The Week- 2009 Bolgheri Greppicante

Bolgheri

The region of Bolgheri produces some of the boldest wines of Italy and this one is no exception. The Greppicante grape is not common to many wine drinkers, but put it on the table with some rich meat and enjoy! The intensity of this wine is high with a over ripe finish. Price: $26

Nov 12

Wine Of The Week – 2009 Riondo Rosso

Riondo Rossi

The Corvino grape blended with Rodinella makes this Italian red VERY drinkable. The Veneto region is famous for producing products that are very easy drinking and good food wines. Try this with some homemade pasta or some sausage from Gianelli. Price: $13.00

Oct 31

Wine Of The Week – 2006 Livio Felluga Vertigo

Livio Felluga Vertigo

A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet makes up the Italian stunner Vertigo. What sounds like a soft, easy wine¬† is not… Vertigo features deep, dark fruit with an inky rich body. Decanting is a must to calm down and soften some of the big Italian tannins. Livio Felluga is one of the best …

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Nov 28

Wine Of The Week- 2009 Saladini Pilastri

Saladini

From the region in Italy called Rosso Piceno, this blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes can be drank by itself¬†or with some nice Italian pasta. The dry finish is typical for this wine and yet the Montepulciano throws off a fruity nose. At only $9 per bottle, Saladini Pilastri will make your Sunday pasta dinner …

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Nov 14

Wine Of The Week 2010 Familia Mayol

Mayol

Ah, the crazy weather in Syracuse has finally shifted into red wine season. The producers of this Bonarda grape (Italian in origin) have made an unfiltered/unfined wine which is deep and hearty. Unfiltered or unfined wine (think of a Christmas snow globe with the flakes floating around, now think of grape skin particles floating around …

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Oct 17

Wine Of The Week – 2009 Banfi Col Di Sasso

Col di Sasso wine

Col Di Sasso- Italian for “stony hill” – is a Tuscan cuvee of Cabernet and Sangiovese cultivated on the rocky slopes of southern Tuscany. Red berry, cherry and violets are complemented by soft tannins. The smoothness of the finish makes this a before dinner wine or during dinner wine. The versatility makes it a joy …

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Sep 09

Salice Salentino- The Region, The Wine

Salice wine

In the district of Apulia sits a region known as Salice Salentino. The area produces rich, deep flavored reds perfect for sauce and Sundays. The grape combination of Negroamaro (or black bitter) and Malvasia Nera produces a balanced wine with a price that is very affordable. Italian wines are always value driven, and this ruby …

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