Virtual Italian Wine Tasting
Virtual Italian Wine Tasting with Stefano Poggi Duca Carlo Guarini Wines: Enjoy a tour of Negroamaro, Puglia’s most ancient grape, from the oldest wine-making family in Italy (1065!). Negroamaro is one of the oldest grapes in the world (8,000 years) grown by one of the oldest wine making families in the world (~1,000 years). This grape speaks to the true resilience over time of how a drought tolerant grape can produce elegant wines even under harsh heats. Dark Fruits and coastal herbs. Some of the purest expressions of this fun wine. Presented by Stefano Poggi, who has 15 years of wine experience and is a Certified Specialist of Wine (Society of Wine Educators) and is an Italian Wine Specialist (North American Sommelier Association). Wines we will be tasting (open as many as you like): Burdi Negroamaro - an every day drinker with intensity Negroamaro “Nativo” - an authentic wine with THE “Native” grape and family of Puglia Pairing Suggestions: CHEESE: Seasoned Caciocavallo, Scamorza, Aged Goat, or Pepper jack cheese (or any cheese that has a spicy component) COLD CUT: Spicy Salami, Prosciutto PASTA: Sagne (or penne with lines) al pomodoro VEGGIES: roasted or grilled tomatoes, onions, bell peppers MEAT: slow cooked lamb and potatoes or grilled tuna. Price includes 2 full size bottles of wine plus tax. Wine available for pick up at Bird Rock Fine Wines after 12pm on September 2. free delivery available in La Jolla only. Request must be made by September 1. To register, visit online.