R oger said in his newsletter: “With over 2300 wine grape varieties, 20 uniquely designated wine growing regions, and hundreds of years of wine making history on the books, Italy’s wine scene is a glorious adventure from grape to glass. Tuscany and Piedmont represent Italy’s hot shots in terms of regional recognition and production, with the collective Tre Venezie (meaning the “three Venices”) of Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Fruili rounding out the dominant Italian wine region players.
Generally speaking Italian wines can be divided into two main categories: Table Wines and “Higher End” DOC or DOCG Italian Wines. Italy’s table wines tend to be less expensive red or white wines that are produced to be consumed in the easy going atmosphere of an Italian style family dinner. Table wines are often fruit-forward wines, some are sparkling, most are light-medium bodied and all carry an affinity for regional Italian fare.
High end Italian wines range in quality designations, from good to superior. With over 2000 native grape varieties covering varied terrain, growing in forgiving climates and all packed on one outstanding peninsula, you can imagine that the resulting wine combinations would be just as diverse as the sub-cultures that surround them. Super Tuscans, Barolo, Barbaresco, Chianti Classico Riserva, and Amarone will lean towards the higher price points.”
Here is their line-up for the weekend:
• Casa Defra Sparkling Prosecco
• Monte Del Fra Classico Soave
• Cent’anni Valpolicella Ripasso
• Cent’anni Valpolicella Amarone
• Monte Del Fra Bardolino
• Tenuta Rocca Langhe Ornati
• Luccio Peach Moscato
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Cost: $10 (usually)