Dear fellow wine lovers,
After a month tasting a spectrum of Greek wines from white to rosé to reds I thought it would be nice to go back to a reds-only tasting in April.
April makes me think of Easter, and Eastern makes me think of lamb, and lamb makes me think of rich red wines that go well with lamb, as well as of the end of winter, the beginning of spring and spring vacations in the Mediterranean, where it can already feel like summer. We may not yet be able to travel physically, but we can always imagine! A few good wines and good pictures might help.
The series of three tastings, each with two wines, including several which I count among my favorites:
Because I know a few regular participants are also participating in a WSET wine tasting class, we'll use the WSET systematic approach to tasting so that they--and everyone else--can hone their skills in describing wines by colour, intensity, nose, palate, finish and overall quality.
- April 8th: Two Sardinian wines from local crape varieties, Monica di Sardegna and Carignano del Sulcis: the Argiolas Perdera and Cantina di Santadi Rocca Rubia, respectively.
- April 15th: Next, we'll try two Sardinian Cannonaus from near-neighbours Cantina di Dolianova and Argiolas.
- Finally, on April 22, we'll end with two smoky Greek Syrahs, the Alárgo by Douloufakis and the Fleva by George Skouras.
To participate, just order the Richer Reds box on my website and I will automatically send you a link to join the tastings a few days before the first one.
Of course, if you're not into rich reds, there are plenty of other options on my web shop, which is searchable by country, grape variety, producer, taste and other criteria.
I hope to see you at a tasting again soon!