Wine Tasting: The Misfits

Have you ever had a Greco di Tufo?  A Lagrein?  A Grignolino?  Maybe not, but these lesser-known yet delicious varietals of the French and Italian wine worlds may surprise you-- if you can find them!  Don't worry-- for this tasting, we've tracked down some of my favorite misfits and lined them up for your enjoyment.

Wines for Tasting (subject to availability):

- 2011 Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo (Campania, IT)
- 2011 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurtztraminer (Alsace, FR)
- 2012 Heitz Grignolino (Napa Valley, CA) 
- 2011 Scaia Corvina (Veneto, IT) 
- 2010 Tessellae "Vieilles Vignes" Carignan (Cotes Catalanes, FR)
- 2010 Elena Walch Lagrein (Alto Adige, IT)
- 2012 Cline "Ancient Vines" Mourvedre (Sonoma Valley, CA)  

Gourmet small bites will be served to pair, but you may want to plan on dinner after. Please pay via Paypal when you RSVP. (If you would like to pay by cash or check, send an email to [masked].) If you don't eat/like any particular food, PLEASE let us know in advance-- otherwise we'll assume you eat everything!

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  • CeeCee

    Epic!! Sometimes smaller can be better. Swirl was a bit more intimate...the Misfits were unique varietals which were brilliantly and deliciously paired with special dishes created by David.

    1 · February 16

  • Drinda M.

    The best one yet!

    1 · February 16

  • Christine K.

    Hey there can I get a refund. I can only get one Saturday off a month. Sorry thought I had signed up for one in march.

    January 10

    • CeeCee

      The Misfits felt at home with the esqui set menu.

      February 16

    • Michelle

      Sigh ...I'm so jealous!!!

      1 · February 16

  • David M

    Hi all! If you're interested in the varietals we'll be tasting, there are a couple of great resources online! These are two of my favorites:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/...­
    http://www.forgottengrapes.com/...­

    And then there's a club for people who have tried more than 100 varietals:
    http://www.winecentury.com­

    February 10

  • Kathy W.

    Is this wine tasting in Kailua? Mahalo!

    January 27

  • Margaret m.

    Going to bad boys of dance at hawaii theatre

    February 6

  • Michelle

    I'm sorry I have to bow out of this one too :( I have a vocal performance that night :( grrrrrrrr that's two in a row I'm missing !!! Very sad :(

    February 1

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