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  • Benanti from Etna with Andrew Ruggles

    January 17th at 4pm
    It's been a few years since we held a full-blown Etna tasting in the shop. I did go to one in Portland last year while on vacation and it got me thinking....Etna wines are pretty amazing. Then the holidays came along, we got busy... yet were selling lots of Benanti.

    Now, I'm not one who follows the wine rags since I believe most of them are like the news media...pushing their own narrative about wine so I'd rather just hear it from someone, taste it and buy it.

    It's time for Andrew Ruggles of Cru Selections to taste you all on the wines of Etna from Benanti. Here are the wines that will be poured...

    2018 Benanti Etna Bianco
    2017 Contrada Cavaliere Bianco
    2017 Etna Rosso
    2017 Contrada Cavaliere Rosso
    2017 Contrada Monte Serra Rosso
  • Cantine Elvio Tintero w/ Morgan

    January 18th at 3pm
    In 1900 a Frenchman named Pierre Tintero set out for Piedmont in search of work. He found an opportunity to do odd jobs at a small estate where widow Rosina Cortese was struggling to handle all the work herself. Pierre, called “Pietrin” by the locals, quickly became a vital part of the estate and also fell in love with the widow, whom he married two years later. The couple continued to work the vines together and bottled their own Dolcetto for the first time just as war fell in 1914. Years later their grandson would find a stash of this vintage hidden within the walls of the cellar, certainly a precaution against ransacking troops who passed through the area.

    Pietrin and Rosina’s two sons, Giovanni and Carlo, eventually took over the estate and expanded it by purchasing adjacent vineyard plots. Moscato was just a tiny part of their production since it is only practical to produce it in large quantities, but after the Second World War giants Cinzano and Martini began producing the wine, so the brothers planted more of the variety to sell to these negociants while they continued bottling their still wines themselves. It was not until the 1980s that Carlo’s son Elvio began experimenting with the challenging process of frizzante wine production, allowing the family to take advantage of the grape’s special affinity to the local terroir. Elvio has now handed the reins over to the next generation, but he continues to help his son Marco and daughter-in-law Cinzia run the estate.

    Saturday Morgan will be here to pour these amazing wines for you all. Tintero is one of those producers you have to seek out. Although they producer around 41K cases per year, they are still well under the radar even by people who love Kermit Lynch. Most still do not know that KL imports them. When it comes to prices vs quality....this is your high-end fruit on a daily drinker budget! This is why I love the wines so much!!! This is what Morgan will be pouring for us.

    Elvio Tintero Vino Bianco
    Elvio Tintero Vino Rosato Nv
    Elvio Tintero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016
    Elvio Tintero Barbaresco 2014
    Elvio Tintero Moscato D'asti Sori Gramella 2017

    Get ready people...time to stock up your cellar with some solid daily drinkers.
  • Benanti from Etna with Andrew Ruggles

    January 17th at 4pm

     

    It's been a few years since we held a full-blown Etna tasting in the shop. I did go to one in Portland last year while on vacation and it got me thinking....Etna wines are pretty amazing. Then the holidays came along, we got busy... yet were selling lots of Benanti.

    Now, I'm not one who follows the wine rags since I believe most of them are like the news media...pushing their own narrative about wine so I'd rather just hear it from someone, taste it and buy it.

    It's time for Andrew Ruggles of Cru Selections to taste you all on the wines of Etna from Benanti. Here are the wines that will be poured...

    2018 Benanti Etna Bianco
    2017 Contrada Cavaliere Bianco
    2017 Etna Rosso
    2017 Contrada Cavaliere Rosso
    2017 Contrada Monte Serra Rosso

  • Port Tasting Part I

    January 4th 2020 at 3pm till 6pm

    Last year I was only able to conduct one Port tasting therefore I'll be rolling a few more this year for sure! I pushed Champagne on you all pretty hard as I wanted to show you all that the bubbly can be for any meal, anytime and any place.

    People...this is the year of Port! I'll be having several Port tastings throughout the year. I always have people tell me the "hate" Port and that it's too sweet. I chalk this up to all that swill and hooch people used to drink back in college and in their younger adult drinking days.

    This Saturday will be Port Part I

    We're gonna get our feet wet. Tread the water a bit, maybe use some water wings or a noodle to float in the shallows. I want everyone to just enjoy and taste this lovely fortified wine. See what you think? Taste a few and talk about it. That's it. Once we get to Part 3 or 4...that's when we really get serious and take the Rabelo down the river!

    Cheers

  • 2017 Domaine Dujac Offer

    Well it's been a year since we've been able to get any Domaine Dujac in the shop.  Now I could like other shops in the area, pick some up on the gray market and take the risk of not knowing how the wines were stored or shipped but really...that's to much of a risk for this wine merchant.  I need to know that the wines are perfect when they are dropped off at the shop.  Here's what we have to offer you...

     

    1 bottle 2017 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru $499

    https://www.raincitywines.com/products/domaine-dujac-clos-de-la-roche-grand-cru-2017?variant=31433668952199

    1 bottle 2017 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux Grand Cru $450

    https://www.raincitywines.com/products/domaine-dujac-echezeaux-grand-cru-2017?_pos=2&_sid=134fad07b&_ss=r&variant=31433849405575

    1 bottle 2017 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny AOC $122

    https://www.raincitywines.com/products/domaine-dujac-chambolle-musigny-aoc-2017?_pos=3&_sid=134fad07b&_ss=r&variant=31433604923527

    1 bottle 2017 Domaine Dujac Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatiere Premier Cru $193 

    https://www.raincitywines.com/products/domaine-dujac-puligny-montrachet-les-folatiere-premier-cru-2017?_pos=5&_sid=134fad07b&_ss=r&variant=31433933848711

     

    If you want one...click now and buy cause...they won't last long.  

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