Wines from Sicily

  • May 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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I never knew much about Sicilian wines but then I read Robert V. Camuto's book, Palmento, who explored Sicily’s hot wine scene. Literally, since Mount Etna was the major site of new or renewed vineyards. I might be fun to read the book first. I could fit about 12-15 in my Brookline apartment.

 

 

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  • Carolyn J.

    The rating for each in order of how we tasted is as follows:

    (Nos. 1 and 2 were bianco and the rest rosso.)


    1) 31--2012 Valle dell'Acate Grillo Zagra
    2) 28--2009 ValCerasa Etna Bianco
    3) 30-- 2011 Azienda Agricola COS Frappato
    4) 31--2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
    5) 35 --2010 Graci Etna Rosso
    6) 43--2011 MandraRossa Nero d'Avola
    7) 40--2008 Feudi del Pisciotto Nero d'Avola
    8) 30--2011 Valle dell'Acate Vittoria Frappato
    9) 34--2009 Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria
    10) 32--2011 Planeta La Segreta
    11) 34--2008 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino

    May 5, 2013

    • Eric

      I guess we like Nero d'Avola :)

      May 6, 2013

  • Jackie

    Thank you Carolyn for hosting a great wine tasting event.

    May 5, 2013

  • Michael

    Thanks again to Carolyn for hosting a terrific event. Everything was perfect!

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I forgot to say, thank you so much, Carolyn, for hosting this at your place. Your apartment is lovely, the variety of food and munchies was staggering, and the amount of people was just right for an intimate and enjoyable evening.

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, ladies. Been outside all day enjoying the sunshine. #3 was, indeed, mine: 2011 Azienda Agricola COS Frappato. Cheers! ... anor

    May 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    An nor's frappato fricken I phone

    May 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    Pretty sure #3 was an nits's frappato

    May 5, 2013

  • Karen

    Thank you, Carolyn, for hosting such a great evening.

    May 5, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    Thanks to everyone who attended and brought such fab food and wine. I will list the ratings later when I find #3!!! Will the person who bought it please give the name. Thanks to Laura, Pamela & Eric for all the help and Michael for his expertise & all of you.

    May 5, 2013

  • Steven

    I had a very enjoyable time. Carolyn is a great host. It was intimate, conversational, and really fun tasting wines from a region I was not familiar with. Thank you Carolyn for a great evening!

    May 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    so, I son't have the names, but posted the pics from left to right started with one...

    The rating for each in order of how we tasted is as follows:
    1) 31
    2) 28
    3) 30
    4) 31
    5) 35
    6) 43
    7) 40
    8) 30
    9)[masked]

    It'd be great if folks posted the price of their wines. We forgot to ask. Also - Carolyn, sorry if OI took this over- I am tight on time this week and was concerned if I didn't do it now, I wouldn't get back to you.

    See you all at Ragav's, Pamela

    May 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    Carolyn's place is great for a get together.

    May 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    Carolyn- I have the ranking info and photos but neglected to write the names down. Would you do that please and then I can attach the rankings to them. Or I can send you the rankings and you can put up. You can email me [masked]. Thanks for a great night!

    May 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    fabulous as always!

    May 5, 2013

  • Karen

    Missed my train so I'll be late but I'm on the way. Should be there by 7:30. Sorry!

    May 4, 2013

  • Cristina

    Apologies on the last minute change here guys, but I am not feeling well and unfortunately will not be able to attend tonight. Really bummed to miss this one. Hope you guys have a great time and I will catch you all at the next event.

    May 4, 2013

  • Michael

    I'm bringing Graci Etna Rosso, and broiled pineapple wrapped in bacon.

    May 4, 2013

  • Thomas B

    I'm bringing a bottle of "2008 Feudi del Pisciotto Nero d'Avola"

    May 4, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    Yes, I'll send you the info.

    May 3, 2013

  • Kelly

    Is there any room for one more I am next on list??

    May 3, 2013

  • Karen

    Sorry, just seeing this now. I'll bring a desert item.

    May 3, 2013

    • Laura

      I am bringing Italian nougats + chocolate. Please consider fruit;-)

      May 3, 2013

  • Jackie

    I will bring fruit

    May 3, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    I'm in the North End and thinking about picking up some cannolis unless someone else is planning on it.

    May 3, 2013

  • Pamela

    I;m bringing roasted brussel sprouts (with gorgonzola maybe) with the mozzarella & tomato salad

    May 3, 2013

  • Thomas B

    I'll bring something from the cheese section. Have not been to look for wine yet but will keep you posted.

    May 3, 2013

  • Eric

    I will be bring something from the cheese group.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring a crudite platter and some kind of dip

    May 3, 2013

  • Steven

    I'll bring a vegetable dish item from a deli

    May 3, 2013

  • Cristina

    I will bring la tur cheese and a ciabatta. Still not sure on my wine yet.....

    May 3, 2013

  • Pamela

    I'll bring mozzarella and tomato salad and maybe something else.

    May 3, 2013

  • Laura

    I will bring dessert items (Italian nougat, fruit).

    May 3, 2013

  • pam

    I'm so sorry am out of town and won't be back in time.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! When will you be sending the address for this?

    May 3, 2013

  • Pamela

    Omg!! Bollinger at Gordon's in Waltham again. He said he has ~6 cases. Sale over when it's gone $50

    May 2, 2013

  • Eric

    I'm bringing a 2009 Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria.

    May 2, 2013

  • Karen

    I'm bringing a 2010 Planeta La Segreta.

    May 2, 2013

  • Steven

    Unless I make a last minute change I'm bringing a bottle of 2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso.

    April 30, 2013

  • Anthony G

    Bummed about a last moment change but noticed enough on waiting list to cover my spot.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also bringing a frappato, although from a completely different producer

    April 27, 2013

  • Pamela

    I got the Frappato!

    April 26, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    Here is the list, the Bottega provided descriptions but too long to post here. Will find some way to send it out.

    Feudo Montoni, Colle del Mandorlo

    White
    Insolia: $15

    Red
    Rosso, Perricone: $15

    Valle Dell’ Acate, Case Ibidine

    Whites
    Insolia: $13
    Grillo: $18

    Reds
    Case Ibidine, Nero D’Avola: $13
    Frappato: $18
    Cerauolo di Vittoria: $20
    Il Moro, Nero D’Avola: $20

    Tami, Arinanna Occhipinti

    White
    Grillo: $20

    Reds
    Frappato: $[masked] Nero d’Avola: $[masked] Nero d’Avola: $20


    Riofavara

    Red
    Spaccaforno, Nero d’Avola: $25

    Valdibella White
    Ninfa, Catarratto: $15

    Reds
    Kerasos, Nero d’Avola: $15
    Acamante Perricone: $18

    April 25, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    Looking for wines from Mt. Etna is a bit tricky, so it is likely that we will be having some really interesting wines from all of Sicily. Many of you may know The Wine Bottega in the North End. I reached out to them for some suggestions and they very generously offered a very detailed list with a lot of information, below. One of our members, Michael, suggested The Wine Cask in Somerville and Lower Falls Wine in Newton as good sources.

    Here is the list The Wine Bottega provided 15 wines for $25 or less. I suggest you contact Ryan asap at [masked] if you want to buy a particular bottle since their inventory is limited or they may need to order it. Just tell them you are with the Sicilian Wine MU.

    Or visit at The Wine Bottega
    341 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02113
    (617)[masked]

    Please update your RSVP if you are not able to come. Will decide on food/payment based on number of folks.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first time at one of this group's events. Do you want to know whether I'm bringing a white or red? Do you want us to bring a food item as well? How do we take care of the payment?

    April 25, 2013

  • Karen

    I'll be there.

    April 24, 2013

  • Laura

    I will be there also.

    April 24, 2013

  • Pamela

    Ill be there!

    April 24, 2013

  • david k.

    Really sorry to miss this wines from Sicily tasting, I'll be in NYC that weekend.

    April 24, 2013

  • Roy

    Please update the RSVPs to give Carolyn an idea of how many to expect. Thanks!

    April 24, 2013

  • Angela W

    Sorry to miss this. I will be in the Bahamas this weekend.

    April 9, 2013

  • Pamela

    maybe someone would like to take a trip there? Always looking for travel chums!

    2 · March 26, 2013

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