Issue 303 | February 4, 2015

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Barbera - The Work Horse of Piedmont

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, February begins our Italian Romance Tasting Series. At each Thursday night tasting throughout the month we'll be featuring wines from Italy. For this Thursday's tasting we start with Barbera, the favorite grape of Piedmont winemakers. Barbera produces red wines that are known for their vibrant acidity, fruity aromas, and moderate tannins. They are also known for their deep, ruby color and make an excellent pairing with a large variety of foods, making them an ideal choice for a romantic evening. Come join us as we taste three different Barberas, the wine that Piedmont winemakers drink with dinner.
- Ron Homan

We'll see you at the tasting table from 6 to 8.

Club•WS | reds


Photo by: Sarah Jordan Photography

Some details:

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 bottles of reds each month

how long: 3 month commitment

you pay: $149.97 ($49.98 per month)

you get: 4 bottles of red, detailed notes, and first dibs on many new wines arriving at the shop.

Revolving membership, so you can join any time!

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Upcoming Events

Italian Romance Tasting Series - All February

Thursday, February 5

Tasting Barbera - The Work Horse of Piedmont.

Thursday, February 12

Tasting Sangiovese - How I fell For Chianti All Over Again.

Thursday, February 19

Tasting Whites - Only Italian Winter Whites.

Monday, February 23

A Tasting Class - Food & Wine Pairing. See below for details.

Thursday, February 26

Tasting Natural - Today's Italian Organic Production and Value.

A Tasting Class - Food & Wine Pairing

Do you panic when you are handed the wine list? Are you intimidated by the process of food and wine pairing? There are many techniques that we would love to share with you, including some well-kept secrets behind the fun of food & wine pairing. Using some of the basic building blocks of weight, intensity, acidity, sweetness, and tannin, we will teach you how to choose the perfect wine to accompany your meal, and perhaps inspire you to diversify your palate.

02/23/2015 - Mon 6:00pm-8:00pm - $65

To Register with DCS: Click here or call (978) 623-8274.

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