Jan 21, 2012 · 7:30 PM
Earl's UES Apartment
When you think of Tuscan wine, think of delicious Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding.
This meeting will be in the "school" format -- i will select and buy all the wines, and i will do my best to educate everyone about this famous and wonderful region of Italy.
Tuscan wines tend to be higher-end in general so the fee is $30 for this meetup instead of the customary $25. Believe me, the extra $5 will be well worth it! As usual, a contribution of an Italian snack (cheese, antipasto, dessert) will allow me to select a better variety and quality of wines. Hope to see you there!
P.S. Since i am buying all the wine up front, please be courteous and change your RSVP as far in advance if possible. If the meetup is full, join the waiting list or email me and I will do my best to accommodate you. Cheers!!