Virtual Happy Hour – Friday, April 16, 6pm EST
Invite your friends, taste new wines and join us as we explore some Italian wines…
Zoom Happy Hour hosted by BobtheWineGuy and Pasquale de Pinto, from Santa Margherita USA, will present wines from different regions of Italy. The Santa Margherita brand is well-known for their top-selling Pinot Grigio but did you know that Santa Margherita owns several estates in Italy.
- From the Alto Adige region in northern Italy, Santa Margherita produces their famous Pinot Grigio as well as Santa Margherita Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore . All prosecco is not the same, and Valdobiaddene is the only DOCG region for Prosecco.
- From the small island of Sardinia off the coast of Tuscany, the Cantina Mesa estate produces Vermentino di Sardenga (Sardinia), a delightful medium-body white wine.
- From Tuscany, the Lamole di Lamole resides in Greve, the heart of Chianti Classico district. The estate’s vineyards of Sangiovese have some of the highest elevations in Tuscany.
- From Valpolicella area in northern Italy, Masi is highly respected Amarone producer. Campofiorin is red wine produced from same blend of grapes as Amarone and is made using Passimento method(juice passed over skins).
All wines are sold at Sunrise Caldwell Shoprite Wines & Spirts, 478 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ and listed below are special event prices.
- Santa Margherita Prosecco NV – $21.99
- Cantina Mesa Giunco Vermentino di Sardegna 2017 – $14.99
- Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico 2017 – $14.99
- Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese 2015 – $16.99
Jim Vorrasi said:
Count me in for one bottle of that Campofiorin and I’ll use it as an excuse to ride my honker over to pick it up when you’re there . . . Let me know when to come by Shop Rite or home, whatever is more convenient!?
Barbara Martoglio said:
Hi Bob!!!! Glad to hear everyone is well and you are sticking with your passion!! Is it true that one of the best proseccos is from cinque terre’s Corneglia??
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Hi Barb, technically Prosecco can only come from Veneto region just like Champagne can only come from Champagne region in France.
Cinque Terre region has several local white wines and I suspect you drank a sparkling version (frizzante) or “spritz” made from local varietals. Whatever it was, I’m sure it was delightful in the setting of Cinque Terre.
Do you have plans for a return trip?