Megan and I are exploring the desert Southwest of Utah and Nevada the next 8 days, partaking in our other passions of hiking, climbing and mountain biking. Do not fear fellow bloggers and readers I will be trying to post whilst I am on the road, including next weeks Wine Blogging Wednesday and tales of our travels.
This weekend offers the usual array of tasting opportunities, so while I am out of town, Richmonder’s will need to drink my share of the vino. Haha
The Wine Cellar from 5-8
1. HARTLAND STICKLEBACK WHITE AUSTRALIA $12.95
2. LOUISVALE UNWOODED CHARDONNAY S. AFRICA $10.95
3. ALBALIZA TEMPRNILLO/GRANACHE SPAIN $9.95
4. BEN GLAETZER HARTLAND CABERNET AUSTRALIA $16.95
5. RING-BOLT CABERNET AUSTRALIA $16.45
River City Cellars from 5-7
Cantine Sant’Agata 2007 Cortese del Monferrato “Ciarea”: Crisp and
refreshing white from the Piedmont region made from pure Cortese.
Cortese means “courteous” in Italian, and your palate will respond
with a “very pleased to meet you as well” when you try this!Poggio Le Volpi 2006 Frascati Superiore: Produced in the hills that
overlook Rome, this dry yet aromatic white wine is made from Malvasia
and Bombino. Just the thing for pasta carbonara or white pizza!
Monte Schiavo 2005 Rosso Piceno Superiore “Sassaiolo”: Sangiovese
and Montepulciano are the grapes behind this single-vineyard red from
the Marches region. Cherry, spice and an immensely satisfying
mouthfeel characterize this medium-bodied wine that puts many a
Chianti to shame.
Dedicata a Marianna 2004 Aglianico “Moro Di Pietra”: Produced in
Campania, this plummy, savoury red is perfect with pizza with sausage
or all manner of grilled meats.
Lodali 2007 Moscato d’Asti: Peachy, delicate sweet, and vivaciously
sparkling, this white wine from the Piedmont is irresistible sipped
on its own on a lazy afternoon or evening. A not-so-guilty pleasure
The Barrel Thief from 2-4
Scott Peterson Tasting and Class
From 2pm-3pm, join winemaker Scott Peterson for a FREE class on how wine is made. If you are at all curious about the production side of wine, come out and listen to Scott share his experience making wine. For more information on Scott, please visit his website at www.spdrummer.com. In addition to the free wine class on making wine, join Scott for a tasting of 4 of his own wines. The cost for the tasting is only $5 and will run from 2pm-4pm
Bella Vino Stony Point 3-9
Join Bella Vino on Saturday from 3-9 as they taste 5 wines for FREE as always this Saturday.
More to come from the road.