Happy Championship Game weekend. I was very happy to see how many of you actually listened to me and came in to try new grape varietals last weekend. Now if only I could do the same with my children and vegetables! This weekend we will feature three new wines from Sicily. And I bet at least one of them, if not all, will be new grapes to you.



Abramo and wine ambassador Pierina Bianchini will be here on Friday with these wines from the sun-drenched hills of the island.

Friday, January 22, 4-7pm

Abramo & Pierina Bianchini with Italian wines

Sicilian wines have really taken off over the last year or so. The wines, both red and white, have great minerality and liveliness that make them easy to drink yet complex and layered. Today we will feature three new Sicilian wines from Abramo Selections, along with a few of his old favorites.

Sultana Grillo 2014 $15.99

Straw yellow in color, the nose opens with citrus and peach aromas. The palate is of lemongrass and stoney minerals. Perfect with white meat of grilled fish.

Sultana Nero D’Avola 2014 $15.99

A rich fragrance of blueberries and plums arises from a deep ruby color. The bright, simple nature of this grape varietal has caused it to grow in popularity over the last several years. We used to only carry one or two Neros. Today we have five or six. If you haven’t tried one yet, here is another opportunity at a new grape in 2016!

Sultana Frappato & Nero D’Avola 2014 $17.99

This 50/50 blend combines the delicate strawberry notes of Frappato and the rich, darker fruits of Nero D’Avola. Enjoy with a spicy pasta dish or simple strip steak.

Saturday, January 23, 2-5pm

Football watching wines

Mascara de Fuego Chardonnay 2014 $9.99

Uppercut Napa Merlot 2013 $11.99

Uppercut North Coast Zinfandel 2012 $11.99


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