SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S FIRST NOVEMBER COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTINGS WITH CASEY GRUTTADAURIA, IDEAL WINE & SPIRITS CO
SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S FIRST NOVEMBER COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTINGS WITH CASEY GRUTTADAURIA, IDEAL WINE & SPIRITS CO…CONTRA COSTA COUNTY…CESTERRICH?
WHAT: For this Saturday’s Complimentary Wine Tasting we enter the holiday season with an unusual collection of wines that could be new to your palette, with our guest host Casey Gruttadauria, wine specialist with the Ideal Wine & Spirits, specializing in importing wines from small, innovative wineries in Europe, the Continent and the Americas. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel glassware
WHY: This testing selection offers a special learning experience in the unique ways these wines are produced, acclaimed to under-the-radar appellations i.e. from the Piedmont to Contra Costa County. Casey will guide us through this memorable tasting sharing unexpected food pairings leaning toward holiday fare.
WHO: Joining Savour owner & wine merchant Kathleen Morgan is Guest Host and knowing wine-guy Casey Gruttadaria
WHEN: This Saturday, November 6th, from 2p to 4p at Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings include:
Domaine Patrice Colin NV, ‘Perles Grises’, Fermentation Naturelle, Loire, Organic, Varietal: Pineau d’ Aunis, a sparkling red, Alc. 11% Tasting: its first fermentation in the bottle gives this traditional method a bright sparkling wine with a spicy, fruity character that is crisp and light. Drink this as an apéritif. Pairs well: Rating: Wine Enthusiast 85
Josef & Philipp Brundlmayer Cesterrich Riad Vordernberg, Neuburger, Austria Varietal: Gruner Veltliner, Alc. 13%, Tasting: Quite savoury and mineral fell to nose with brine / stones alongside grapefruit, light peach, whit pepper. Dry, fresh, and savoury on the palate with salt and ripe lemons, Pairs well: Vegetarian, pork, poultry, lean fish.
L’intrus, Maison Ventenac, red, Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Fr., 2019 Alc. 13.5 %, Tasting: Perfumed nose. Intense opening, expressive flavors from cranberry, cherry, mint, ripe bromberry to green herbs. Fruit-forward, thirst quenching. Medium dry finish a well-balanced, smooth wine. Pairs well: Perfect pairing wine for mildly-flavored meat dishes, antipasti appetizers.
Cantina del Pino, Oyello - Barbaresco, Piedmont, It., 2015, Varietal: Nebbiolo, Alc. 14%, Tasting: Violet, star anise, woodberry and camphor aromas. Savory on palate delivers juicy Marasca cheery, pomegranate, licorice, and orange zest with taut, fine-grained tannins for support. Well-balanced with fresh acidity. Pairs well: beef, pasta, lamb, game (deer, venison), Rating: Wine Enthusiast 95
Mataro, Erggelet Brothers, CA, Central Coast, Contra Costa County, Varietal: Mataro (Mourvedre), Del Barba Vineyard, old vines, Alc. 14.4%, Tasting: The Mataro grape, AKA Mourvedre, is oak aged but the fruit is bright with floral undertones of red roses, orange zest, sage, blackberry, raspberry and black plum,..the queen of a BBQ. Pairs well: grilled meats, especially lamb and a juicy ribeye steak.
Adding to the Tasting of Ideal Wines is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only - Digital Wine Machine. Taste up to 20 wines (regularly rotated), selected by Kathleen and yes, complimentary. Do ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations to elevate the enjoyment….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!
Welcome Your Donation of Any Amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
Thank You! …Kathleen
Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19/Delta, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, except when tasting wines…All are welcomed wearing masks for our mutual health and well-being.
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