Daily Archives: September 12, 2008

From the Vias tasting

I hope I learned my lesson and will eat a big lunch before the next round of tastings. Even though I spit all the wine, some of the alcohol still gets through and it’s easy after a half hour to feel the wine. Which makes it harder to pay attention and makes the long line of wine still to get through look even longer. Eat big meals before wine tasting people!

Some of the wines at the tasting I found interesting were from Sicily and Sardinia (or as Vias puts it “Sicilia” and “Sardegna.”

From Sicily were the De Bartoli Grappoli del Grillo and the Pietra Nera both from the 2007 vintage. Both whites were capped with glass corks — a novelty tableside, but the outer packaging is very awkward to open. Continue reading


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