|Ciao Asheville Book Recommendation
THE GARRUBBO GUIDE is a handbook to the delicious importance
of Italian food, wine, and culture. It can be a kitchen reference or a travel companion.
It is a guide to the adventure of Italian food and culture through the last 3,000 years.
LA GUIDA GARRUBBO covers everything you need to know about the most popular
Italian foods, from bread and olive oil, to prosciutto and mozzarella, to panini, pizza,
and pasta, all the way to gelato, espresso, and sambuca!
The comprehensive chapter on wine simplifies the elaborate world of Italian wine.
The book contains an extensive Italian food glossary, a detailed table of pasta shapes,
as well as sample menus from Italy’s 20 regional cuisines and the Italian “food rules,”
and a bit of history, grammar, and geography.
Your Read it With Wine
Winemaker says: Made from a selection of Nero d’Avola grapes cultivated
Vinous says 93 points: Ruby in glass. Begins rather stern, then opens with aeration
on the high hills. It expresses the primary aromas, without excess from
the ripening process. Different age barriques provide soft and elegant tannins,
with subtle hints of wood. Its name comes from the Sicilian word for love, “L’ Amore.”
to showcase precise aromas of graphite, blueberry, and violet. Medium bodied
and quite tangy, with fresh acids giving the flavors similar to the aromas a piercing quality.
Finishes with silky tannins and freshness. A lovely Nero d’Avola of early appeal.
James Suckling says 92 Points: I love the sweet, floral and mulberry nose
of this succulent Nero d’Avola. The gentle tannins creep up on you at the finish,
making it even more delicious. Good length and food compatibility.
Decanter says 92 Points: Tasca d’Almerita is an aristocratic and historically important
Sicilian producer. Lamùri is a pretty, medium-bodied version of Nero d’Avola from a cool,
high-altitude site. Intriguing spice and ripe cherry aromas and fresh finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate says 90 Points: Here is another excellent value
wine from Sicily. The 2016 Sicilia Nero d’Avola Lamùri Tenuta Regaleali
(aged in barrique for 12 months) shows a lot of varietal authenticity with dried cherry aromas
followed by black olive, caper and toasted pistachio nut. All those aromas take you straight
to Sicily in heart and mind. This vintage takes a little longer to open and swing into action.
Vivino says $17.99
wine.com says $18.99, on sale from $20!
*** We say $14.99 ***
From The MetroWines "How Can This Be" Department
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How can this be? Week after week, including today, we post their prices
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