Greeting Wine Lover!
Check this out. What started off to be a normal tasting regime turned into quite the tasting event! Two wine personalities are coming to town. First off those of you on the list got an invite for Loren Jacobson Thursday Oct 20th 7pm at Little Italy. This will be an awesome tasting Lorne is credited with creating the Red Mountain AVA in Washington. I’ve known Loren for years and he has the good stuff! You do not want to miss this. The tariff is a deal too! $35 bucks! This will be a bread and cheese tasting but undoubtedly it will get kicked up a notch. These wines are priced great too! The most expensive thing here is the Mannina RoseAnne’s Red at $29.99 the Comaraderie’s are $20.99 and the Haystack’s are only $12.99! That’s full bore! Wait till you see the deals! This is the best thing you can do with your Thursday evening. So higher the babysitter and email back or phone with your reservation today!
We will taste in flights of four
2009 Cali Red
2009 Merlot (Pepper Bridge)
2008 RoseAnne’s Red
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Cabernet Franc
Harvest White a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris
2007 the Eye Bordeaux Blend
The next event was just too good to pass up. So last Friday I get a call asking if I want to do a tasting with Riana Mondavi to which I said yes of course as this is just too good to be true! So back we go to Little Italy Friday Oct 21st 7pm. I know its short notice but we get such few wine personalities I just had to grab it!
Here’s the story. Riana is the granddaughter of Peter Mondavi. Peter Mondavi is Robert Mondavi’s brother. Everybody was living at Charles Krug when Robert left the Krug winery and branched out on his own. I have been tasting the Krug wines for years and there is nothing wrong here. These guys own 700 acres of Napa Valley floor Cabernet, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc plus Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cabernet’s are terrific! So I couldn’t say no.
We only have 30 seats tariff will be $50 per person gratuity inclusive. I am still hammering out the details but looks like we will taste the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is all Napa Valley stuff. I will be getting with Akis and PJ (General Manager and Owner of Little Italy) tomorrow on the menu.
For reservations please email back or call the Anchorage Wine House Huffman location at 677 9050.
Mike McVittie, CSW
Anchorage Wine House