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Friday Nite Tasting: Benvenuto in Italia!
2/18/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 2/18/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
4183 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, California, 94611
Friday Nite Tasting:
Benvenuto in Italia!

Friday, February 17th
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Friday we will be tasting some of the newest additions to our Italian section. Italy consists of twenty different wine regions and has more than 350 common indigenous wine grape varieties. It is well know for its broad production and for having some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world! 

2015 Guerra Albano
Friulano
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

2015 Reserve della Contessa
Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

2012 Salcheto, Nobile di Montepulciano
Sangiovese
Tuscany, Italy

2011 Domenico Clerico
Barolo
Monforte D'Alba, Italy

Weekend Wine Tasting 'Climate Change, the Italian Way'
Climate change is real...at least as it applies to Italian wine growing regions. This week, our line-up more than exemplifies what we mean. Nothing is more vast than the multitude of micro-climates among the Italian viticultural areas. From the frigid, Alpine peaks to the sun-kissed sands of the South, Italy's wine regions are some of the best to study when it comes to how temps and terroir affect what goes into bottle. Come in this weekend for a glimpse of just this. We will examine, in our most scientific and swirly way, what exactly the warm sun does to otherwise high-acid, white varietals, and what a drop in temp can mean for otherwise bold and brawny reds. We promise to make believers out of you yet.   2015 Corte di Giso Falanghina Irpinia, Italy 2015 Occhipinti  'SP68 Bianco' Sicily, Italy 2014 Mauro Molino 'DiMartina Vino Rosso' Lange, Italy 2015 Anna Maria Abbona 'Sori dij But' Dogliani, Italy
Friday Nite Tasting 'Tessier Winery' featuring Kristie Tacey
Created in 2009, Tessier is a micro winery handcrafting small lots of Pinot Noir, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Viognier. For winemaker Kristie Tacey, sustainability is a priority, not only in choosing vineyards that incorporate such farming practices, but in the footprint the winery leaves in the community and in interactions with others. Her strong relationship with growers in Russian River Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and El Dorado results in high quality fruit, and her minimal winemaking approach allows the grapes and vineyards to speak for themselves. Annual production, though expanded since the inaugural vintage, is still only 600 cases, which allows for unparalleled attention to each wine. 2016 Tessier Viognier 'Catie's Corner Vineyard' Russian River Valley, California 2014 Tessier Pino Noir 'Saveria Vineyard' Santa Cruz Mountains, California 2014 Tessier Pinot Noir 'Morelli Lane Vineyard' Russian River Valley, California 2015 Tessier Grenache El Dorado, California