Even though we will not be doing the public tasting portion of the Insider's Pick until further notice, we will still be offering the wine for purchase with the usual 10% discount. The wines will still be ones we highly recommend, and the tasting notes will still be our own. We are also doing both a white and a red option each week, with the white wine available for the discount on Thursday and Friday, while the red wine available on Friday and Saturday. We hope you are able to come by and get some wines to enjoy.
With the end of 2020 approaching and two of the upcoming Fridays having us closed for the holidays, we figured it was a good time to start looking for some bottles of bubbly to help you celebrate. We hope you are able to spend time with your loved ones after such a tumultuous and challenging year, and that sharing something special will help to bring you some much needed joy. Prosecco is often derided as being too 'basic' in comparison to some other sparkling wine styles, but high quality ones like this are terrific values and provide a great drinking experience, especially for people that aren't into aggressively dry wines. While still at a 'Brut' level of dryness, the Charmat method of carbonation that Prosecco uses doesn't result in as high a pressure in the wine, so the bubbles are not as aggressive to your palate and the texture feels softer. Good Prosecco producers also bottle in small batches several times a year to help preserve the freshness and aromatics of the Glera grape that makes the wines so enticing (so don't bother cellaring them!). We don't bother posting ratings on the signs because the batch releases change so frequently, but Vinous has consistently given this bottling 90-91 points over recent years, so we feel safe to say that each batch falls within that measurement for them. It certainly wows us each time we get into it. A light bead of bubbles gives a bit of minerality and dust to the aromas of fresh flowers and crunchy pears, and an incredibly clean palate that has some nice weight and body without any cloying fruit or harsh edges, riding right in that middle ground of sparkling enjoyability. Perfect to have in the glass on its own or with light appetizers or 1st course dishes.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!