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Italia's B's: Barbera, Barbaresco, Barolo, and Brunello

  • Jun 21, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Shanna's Home

Last summer Boulder Wine Meetup member Shanna hosted a wine tasting of Barbera and Barbaresco wines from Italy. This year, she is doubling down by hosting a tasting of Italian wines including those two grapes plus Barolo and Brunello. Here is a quick primer on these four grapes:

• Barbera: Full-bodied red grape, generally from Piedmont in the North that has been around for 1000 years longer than Cabernet

• Barbaresco:  Another red wine from the Piedmont region but this one produced with the Nebbiolo grape

• Barolo: Another Piedmont wine made from the Nebbiolo grape but generally higher in tannins than Barbarescos

• Brunello: This wine is made from the Sangiovese grape, Italy's most popular, and comes from Tuscany

White Wine Lovers? There are many Italian varieties that begin with Bian... The challenge is on! Surprise us!

On this day of Summer Solstice, please bring a bottle of one of the above wines plus an appetizer of "your favorite spicy dish" to share, as well as your own wine glass. As always, please only RSVP that you will attend if you really will attend! If you need to cancel, please do so in advance, so that those on the wait-list have a chance.

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  • Alison

    Thank you Shanna for hosting a nice evening. It was our first Meetup, and we really enjoyed meeting such nice people & sharing good wine together.

    June 23, 2014

  • deb c.

    Great event last night! Thanks so much for hosting!

    June 22, 2014

  • Suzanne

    Good time and good wine.

    June 22, 2014

    • Suzanne

      Thank you for hosting, Shanna. It was a very nice evening with good connection to warm people.

      June 22, 2014

  • Christine D.

    Great gathering, organization, wines, hostess and attendees!

    June 22, 2014

  • Robert C.

    Thanks Shanna for a great party. Wonderful yard, wonderful guests and great wine. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun get together!

    June 22, 2014

  • Scott

    Nice property and home Shanna, thx for hosting

    June 22, 2014

  • Candy

    Great wines, food, and fun people

    June 22, 2014

  • Dom

    Loved the wines, the folks in attendance, and the number of people at the event. Didn't feel it was "crowded." Thanks for hosting, Shanna.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Christine D.

    I thought the wines were some of the best I've tasted so far. Love the property! Shanna's organization of the wine categories was great. Fun night.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Len D.

    A little too crowded.

    June 22, 2014

  • Naomi

    Thanks so much, Shanna. You have a lovely home and perfect back yard.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Donna S.

    Great

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Alison

    My husband Larry & I would like to attend and since this is our first "meet up", I'm not sure where I RSVP or get on the waiting list. Hope we can join. Than you,
    Alison

    June 8, 2014

    • Shanna F.

      Alison, if you go to the Boulder Wine Tasting's homepage, and scroll down to this event, there should be a tab for the waitlist!

      June 8, 2014

  • Suzal

    Yes, John and I would like to participate….

    June 7, 2014

  • Linda M.

    Darn, since they are all reds, I cannot have any! Oh well, enjoy!

    June 7, 2014

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