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July 26, 2013 11:36 AM | By Our Somms | No Comments
Saluti appassionati del vino compagni! Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, throw in Greek grape varietals into your little cousin’s practice spelling quizzes (apparently the red grape Agiorgitiko is spelled, y-o-u-s-u-c-k… we’ve been wrong all this time!!), we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.
Vi piace il vino Italiano? If you haven’t guessed by now, Italy will play host to our wine adventures for this week. A really cool Friulano from a one man operation out of Veneto, a wine region in Northeastern Italy, will be our white, and a Dolcetto from Monferrato will be the red. If by chance you are a fan of red wine and don’t want to let summers warmth/heat/inferno force you to drink something paler, Grignolino and Dolcetto are two Italian red varietals that you are encouraged to serve at a lower temperature. Both are lighter bodied and have slightly higher levels of acidity, which contribute to a more pleasing experience when served at lower temperatures. Try a glass of your favorite inky dark Aussie Shiraz chilled and tell me what you think!
Alla Costiera’s Biancone has slightly more body than average and shows soft peach and yellow apple flavors, making this a prime candidate for pairings with poultry dishes.
Cascina Barisel’s Dolcetto is fantastic if you’re looking for a red that will compliment this rather warm Summer heat! Lighter bodied, lower alcohol, with tangy raspberry and cranberry fruit, look no further for a glass of something that will have you re-evaluating your summer wine options!
See you Friday!!!