Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Head to Head..Ciao Vino, January 29

And in this corner....

Nebbiolo...grown in Valtellina, at the foot of the Alps, near Lake Como as well as in the Piedmont region of Italy. Sensitive, thin skinned, and for some, more difficult to deal with than our friend Pinot Nero. A grape that produces wines that can vary in body, tannin and acidity. .

How does this grape compare when put beside Nero D’Avola? A grape that loves the hot Sicilian sun and rich soil, and is sometimes referred to as ‘Calabrese’?

Ciao Vino’s Winerdì series is going to tackle this with a Head to Head…Nebbiolo and Nero D’Avola. We’ll try four wines (two wines from each grape). We'll discuss how the climate, territory and vinification techniques differ. We’ll observe the aromas, colors, taste and then let you be the judge.

The cost of the evening is 25Euro and includes an informal wine tasting as well as a buffet afterwards. The fun starts at 8pm. For more information or to sign up, contact,, or call 348 590 7349 or 081 509 0425.

Ciao Vino, Via Madonna del Pantano, 50 Varcaturo

1 comment:

  1. Sounds so good! Would love to be there... hoping to be on a plane back to the US. Catch you all next month.