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Discovering Italy – Milwaukee, October 10

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE: MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

 

Italy is synonymous with wine.

Italy’s early Greek settlers christened the country Oenotria or Land of the Vine. By its fall in the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire had established every modern European wine growing region except Bordeaux. And the first century Roman naturalist and philosopher Pliny the Elder introduced ideas of site selection and vine husbandry that are still relevant to 21st century growers.

Today, Italian wines marry modern grape growing and winemaking practices with its three millennia of oenological heritage. Italy makes nearly five billion litres of wine annually, the most of any country in the world. Not just the most, but the most diverse. No country can challenge Italy’s amazing variety of delicious wines, its wealth of indigenous local wine grapes and its seemingly endless supply of intriguing wine styles.

So why don’t we drink a greater variety of Italian wines?

We’d like to invite you to an evening where we set aside Nebbiolo and Piedmont, Sangiovese and Tuscany, Amarone and the Veneto.

We’d like to take you on a wine tour of Italy.

We want you to discover Sagrantino di Montefalco, Prié blanc from Valle d’Aosta, Frappato from Sicily and Teroldego and Nosiola from the Dolomites. We want you to taste Italian wines made from grapes of German ancestry — like Kerner — and Greek ancestry — like Aglianico. We want you to experience as many of the wonderful wines as you possibly can from Lombardia in Italy’s north to Campania in the country’s south.

So join us for a night of new discovery. It’s a night Italy has been preparing for you for 3000 years.

 

24 of the World’s Best Wines for $10: A Wilson Daniels Luxury Tasting – Milwaukee, October 17

 

Rum Around the World – Milwaukee, October 17

 

The Holy Trinity of Syrah: Côte Rotie, Hermitage and Cornas – Milwaukee, October 24

 

Cabernet Frankenfest: A Halloween Night Celebration of Cabernet Franc – Milwaukee, Thursday, October 31

 

The Waterford Wine Company Bordeaux Festival: A Celebration of the World’s Best Cabs and Merlots – Milwaukee, Saturday, November 2

 

A New Generation of South African Wines – Milwaukee, November 7

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE: MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

 

Wine has been made in South Africa for more than 350 years, and yet South Africa is regarded as a New World wine country. But while South Africa has been making wine longer than any other New World region, the political history of the country has obstructed its ability to make world class wines.

Change for the people and the wines of South Africa arrived with a codified system of wine laws in 1973, the establishment of five geographical wine regions in 1993, and the end of Apartheid in 1994.

Today, a new generation of South African winemakers are charting an inspiring course for the country’s wines. These are wines of beauty, clarity and grace made from European cultivars like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as those made from the country’s native Pinotage — a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Most importantly, these are wines that show the distinctive qualities of the earth they’re from — the inimitable qualities of South African terroir.

We’d love you to discover the new generation of South African wine with us.

We’ll explore the rich history, ancient soils and the unique microclimates of South Africa’s terroirs. We’ll taste why these wines are better than those of generations before. And we’ll experience what makes South Africa’s wine distinctive from any other in the world.

 

Beaujolais st Arrivé or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cru Beaujolais


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