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A rainbow of REDS tasting
Please join us on Monday March 24 and Tuesday March 25 for an introduction to great red wines.
The talk and tasting begins promptly at 7 pm at Shaker Wines and Spirits.
With Spring (?) almost upon us I thought some red wines would be in order.
But not the usual suspects.
It will be the ABC’s of red wines…ANYTHING BUT CABERNET.
I want to introduce you to some reds you may not have tried in the past….some from California, red blends, French, Italian and a German red !!!!
By the end of the evening I hope you will know and can tell the difference between a syrah, shiraz and a petit syrah. Or a cabernet franc and a chinon !!!!
If not you will have to take the class again, and again, and again, LIKE THE MOVIE Groundhog Day.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESERVATION ASAP FOR SEATS. SHAKERWINES@MSN.COMEmail ASAP to reserve your place at the table.
I am getting too old for the reality that is our city in the winter. Sub zero days and forget the nights!
A few have escaped to the southern climates..but even there it is cold cold cold.
So the child in me escapes, mentally, to warmer climates...namely Italy (next month perhaps New Zealand) and the pleasures of Tuscany are brought back with every glass.
This month's Connoisseur Selection is the best of all possible choices: wine to drink now and wine to lay down for a couple of years. Altesino is one of the finest producers of Brunello di Montalcino and I have been waiting for these wines since the Fall. They just arrived and are ready for release.
At the GOLD LEVEL you will receive a bottle of the 2008 Altesino Brunello, rated 92 in the Wine Spectator and a bottle of their Rosso di Altesino. At the SILVER LEVEL members will receive just the Brunello, and at the BRONZE LEVEL a bottle of 2011 Rosso di ALtesino and a bottle of Rosso di Montalcino 2011.
As the famous line in the Godfather #1, Clemenza remarks after a "hit", drop the gun, grab the cannoli" I will paraphrase: Cellar the Brunello, drink the Rosso di Montalcino !