BIG DEAL of THE WEEK
Winemaker Notes: Rich, dry, and enticing. Flavors of lush blueberry, plums,
$16.99 at wine.com and $14.99 at Total Wine
*** But $13.99 @MetroWines ***
Brett says: "Balanced California fruit. This wine is banging for the price!"
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From The ALL NEW
"Topics to Discuss Over Wine Besides Politics Department" @MetroWines
1. Wall Street Journal asks Why Don't Men Wear Ballet Flats More Often?
2. Are airplanes really cleaned between flights? Recently, an airline checked the flight log
3. Should you feel guilty for buying high end furniture fakes?
4. Stan, the 67 million year old T-Rex, is estimated to fetch $8million at auction.
Discuss Among Yourselves
The 2017 North Coast Cabernet pays homage to the Raymond family’s five-generation tradition
From The MetroWines CookBook Department
Somali Chef Hawa Hassan and food writer Julia Turshen presents 75 recipes
Traditional spice blend, xawaash, is here: https://www.
And the pairing is @MetroWines:
A Washington Post #3 Wine Value of the year, this crisp, clean, and fresh Grüner presents
Great Value at $13.99
Time: 2:00 p.m. PT; 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Getty's YouTube channel
Admission: Free; no registration necessary
(cost of optional wine and food pairings noted below are approximate)
Michelangelo was wined and dined at the tables of popes and patrons. He also owned a vineyard, a cheese cave, and an orchard. Join Fred Plotkin, specialist in Italian gastronomy, opera, and history, and Getty drawings curator Julian Brooks as they travel back in time to explore the fascinating connections between art, food, drink, and this incomparable Italian Renaissance artist.
Then, raise a glass to Michelangelo and discover select wines from Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria in the virtual tasting. Audiences can live chat with presenters during the premiere. This program is part of the Drinking in the Past series and complements the exhibition Michelangelo: Mind of the Master.
Discover three wines that would have been familiar to Michelangelo. Get all three in advance, select one, or just grab a glass of whatever you have at home – preferably Italian!
• Principe Pallavicini Frascati Superiore 2018 - $13.99
70% Malvasia del Lazio, 15% Trebbiano della Toscana, 15% Greco – Lazio, Italy
• Villa di Capezzana Carmignano 2015 - $31.99
80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon – Toscana, Italy
• Bellafonte Collenottolo Montefalco Sagrantino 2013 - $53.99
100% Sagrantino – Umbria, Italy
• Non-alcoholic beverage: Acqua di Fiuggi bottled water
Other Frascati, Carmignano, and Sagrantino options are welcomed. Order wines through your local wine shops or national online retailers (prices are approximate).
Enjoy some tasty Italian cheese and bread with your wine (Michelangelo did). We suggest:
• Cheese: Pecorino di Pienza, Pecorino di Siena, Pecorino Romano, and/or Marzolino
• Bread: Pane Casareccio (Roman rustic), Pane Sciocco (Tuscan unsalted) and/or other Italian bread
• Fruit: Pears (Forelle or San Martino), peaches, plums, and/or grapes
Explore this downloadable pdf for wine notes, tasting cards, and a few Renaissance etiquette tips to get the festivities started.
Create Your Own Zoom Viewing Party
Zoom with your friends. The host can screen share the video for the whole group to enjoy together. Salute!
|** Big Deal of The Week **
Just to clarify, @MetroWines a deal is not just a low priced bottle.
From Chemins de Bassac
Les Chemins de Bassac RAIZ Blanc, $16.99
Organic: Certified Organic, Certified Vegan
|*** BIG RED of the WEEK ***
Decero Remolinos Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The signature wines of Decero are three varietal wines: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
From The MetroWines
Teaching Moment: What's scree? Scree is a collection of broken rock fragments at the base of crags,
Almost In Memoriam!
A New Guinea Singing Dog, a dingo like animal with a unique howling style,
Let's Celebrate with an Australian Wine!
Not the first time we have recommended Tyrell's Semillon. As days grow cooler,
*** And this versatile, crowd pleaser only has 10% ALC! ***
Sourced from a small selection of Semillon blocks, the grapes were both hand
Out of Stock at Gary's. Just as well. It was $20.50
Need another reason to support Australia? After Australia requested China
|From The MetroWines Gift Idea Department
and The Embassy of Austria in Washington DC
Born in Vienna, Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close (1912–2011) left an indelible mark
Your Gift it With Austrian Wine
*** $13.99 ***
*** The Big DEAL of The Week ***
Importer says: Palmira, Oliviero and Cinzia Visintini are wine geeks of the best kind.
Certified Organic. Practicing Biodynamic. Beautiful ruby red color in glass.
13% ALC. $12.99
OK. I know Diana Rigg is much more than The Avengers but, come on,
Celebrate the Life and Work of One of the Greats
The 2017 Château La Grolet is another outstanding success. It's a deep, meaty Bordeaux
Soldier ON Diana
Brett's New Find of the Week!
Winery Tasting Notes for 2019
North Carolina Home of Nina Simone Gets Permanent Protection
Celebrate Nina with a wine that is smooth,
*** The Big Red of The Week ***
The 2016 Double Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon expresses great depth and concentration of flavors,
JEB DUNNUCK, 94 Points
To Nina! May her voice, piano and legacy live on forever!
|Didn't Finish the Bottle? No Problem.
John Kerr of The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines
** for Capital at Play **
"After the Bottle is Opened"
This is (also) What a Hero Looks Like
*** KUNO ***
Celebrate the bravery, commitment and courage of KUNO with a wine from a winery
** deLorimier is The Big RED of The Week **
deLorimier Winery, located in Alexander Valley, is part of the Wilson Artisan Wineries.
On the Shelf at Malaprops now. Details here:
By a superstar nineteen-year-old activist and motivational speaker,
a unique cookbook and inspiring guide that combines 80 delicious, wholesome,
super-powered plant-based recipes with a "7 points of power" manifesto to inspire
the next generation toward self-reflection, critical thinking and unlearning toxic ideas.
You need a wine that will pair with all your new ingredients and cooking techniques!
Something organic. Something clean. Something versatile. Something delightful. And low ALC!
Your Serve It With Wine
** and BIG White Deal of The Week**
100% Malvasia. Minerality. Touch floral on the nose but not too fruity on the palate.
Not too acidic. Balanced. 12.5% ALC. And DRY! All steel. Made on a Family Farm.
Castello di Torre in Pietra’s umbrella pine trees and cool underground caves, excavated into the tufa
of a hillside in the 16th century, are an oasis from the torrid heat of Lazio in July. Perfetta!
** Certified organic. $10.99 **