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1. TOAST WITH...


FRANCIACORTA ROSÉ DOCG
$467.82/CASE ($38.99/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay

The perfect bubbly to toast with, this Champenoise Method sparking stuns with its festive pink colour and fine and persistent perlage. The nose draws you in with notes of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry, and rose petals. In the mouth it is voluminous, full bodied, smooth and well balanced. A bold, modern, and intriguing Franciacorta.
*Also available in 6 packs
88 points from Wine Spectator


2. EAT SALUMI & FORMAGGI WITH...



2015 'REMIGIO 100' LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DOC
$125.43/CASE ($20.91/BOTTLE)

Case of 6 bottles

Varietals: 100% Lambrusco Grasparossa

This classic lambrusco is an off-dry semi-sparkling red wine that exudes freshness. On the nose the wine is earthy with notes of ripe red raspberries and violet that carries through on the palate. It's a unique and classically Italian pairing with charcuterie. We gaurantee it will make an impression on your guests!

 

3. BE FESTIVE WITH...



2015 MERULAROSA IGT SALENTO

$277.98/CASE ($23.17/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 100% Montepulciano

Puglia makes some of the best rosé in Italy and this one from Carvinea is no exception. The nose is dominated by notes of black currant and red ripe cherry with slightly spicy notes. The palate is fresh and lively, with a persistent fruity finish. The perfect wine to greet your guests with. It's sure to set a festive tone for the evening.

 

4. GET THE CONVERSATION GOING WITH...



2015 FALANGHINA TABURNO DOC

$291.54/CASE ($25.43/BTL)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 100% Falanghina (ORGANIC)

Here's a conversation starter for you: this Falanghina from Fattoria La Rivolta just placed on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines with a stunning 92 pointsplus Editor's Choice distinction! They described it best: "Made with organically cultivated grapes, this opens with aromas of orange blossom, orchard fruit and nuts. The savory, medium-bodied palate doles out layers of juicy nectarine, lime zest, ripe pear and mature yellow apple alongside a note of candied ginger. It finishes on a tangy note." - Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast

92 points from Wine Enthusiast

 

5. EAT FISH WITH...



2015 'SAN PIETRO' FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC

$386.46/CASE ($32.21/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 100% Friulano (ORGANIC)

This Friulano, or Tocai as it was once known, is the perfect pairing for fish dishes with its round yet crisp palate and beautiful minerality. From rich fatty fish like salmon to more briny shellfish, this wine can do it all. Added bonus is the wineries organic and non-interventionist philosophy that really shows a sense of place. It's the cheapest ticket to Friuli that you'll ever buy.

 

6. PLEASE A CROWD WITH...



2015 SOAVE CLASSICO DOC

$291.54/CASE ($24.30/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 100% Garganega

This wine is perfect for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris lovers alike, so it can cater to a wide range of tastes. It is simultaneously fruity (tangerines & grapefruit) and rich, which makes it adaptable. Whether you're having this on it's own or with appetizers or seafood dishes, this lively white wine can hold its own. Of course it helps that it comes from Suavia, one of the most respected producers in the Soave Classico DOC.

 

7. WIN OVER AMARONE LOVERS WITH...



2011 'ROCOLO' VALPOLICELLA SUP. DOC

$440.70/CASE ($36.73/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 25%, Rondinella 30%, Oseleta, Molinara e Croatina 5%

Think of Valpolicella Superiore as Amarone's younger sibling. Grapes, once picked, are dried out on racks before pressing just like Amarone, but for a shorter time period. The result is a wine that is a bit less agressive than the all consuming Amarone, which, in our opinion, appeals to a wider crowd.

89 points from Wine Spectator

 

8. EAT WITH STEAK WITH...



2009 MONTECUCCO SANGIOVESE DOC

$386.46/CASE ($32.21/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 90% Sangiovese with small amounts of Colorino and Canaiolo
The Montecucco Sangiovese is a 'baby Brunello' at a super value price. Made by famed enologist Paolo Vagaggini, Wine Enthusiast's Winemaker of the Year from 2013, this polished wine doles out aromas and flavors of mature plum, crushed black cherry, violet, black pepper and clove. Firm but fine-grained tannins provide the framework. Perfect for steak or other red meat dishes.

91 points from Wine Enthusiast

9. EAT LAMB WITH...



2008 SORMA SALENTO IGT

$413.58/CASE ($34.47/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 70% Montepulciano, 30% Petit Verdot
The perfect full bodied wine for rich meats like lamb, this unique wine from Puglia offers delicate herbal notes with a rich fragrance of wild berries, flowers and pink pepper. Its charming tannic structure features a full-bodied taste, gently tinged by vanilla aroma with a hint of leather, and a captivating mineral finish.

91 points from David Lawrason of winealign.com

 

10. GET ELEGANT WITH...



2013 DONNAS VALLE D'AOSTA DOC

$400.02/CASE ($33.34/BOTTLE)

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 90% Nebbiolo, 10% Freisa

For all the Nebbiolo fans there, this is a great wine to add to your rotation. Grown in rocky soils on steep slopes, this Rosso is considered to be the Barolo or Barbaresco of Valle d’Aosta. This ruby-red wine presents an enticing bouquet of strawberry, rose, flint and a whiff of smoke. The silky palate offers bright red cherry, crushed strawberry, mineral and white pepper. It's elegant and well balanced, with supple tannins and bright acidity. Pair with grilled, roasted, or braised meats.


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