March Sunday School: Tomasso’s Barolo Birthday Bash

Sunday March 24th, 4:00-6:00 pm

As we enter our sixth year of hosting Sunday School, we’ve never really covered the “B” word. BAROLO. The Prince of all Italian wines and the drink of Popes and Kings. Always translucent and ruby and never opaque or purple in color, with aromas that seemingly weave the savory and floral. Notes of dried violet and rose petal intersperse with eucalyptus, pine tar and confiture of red fruits. Once you taste Barolo all of the elegance of the appearance and aromas comes across as all power, but not in the conventional way that most wines impress the palate. It’s the ballerina, never the burly football player. IYKYN…

Not only are we going to celebrate Barolo (and we’re going to be opening some serious bangers), but our always enthusiastic host Thomas will be celebrating another orbit around the sun. Instead of birthday cake, expect a dank selection of his favorite alpine cheeses and meats, rich tins of fish with the best cultured butter, and some deep soul cuts afterwards!

$30 Wine Club Member Pricing | $50 General Admission (Wine Club Members use discount code WINECLUB to receive member pricing)

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An Evening with Irene Carfagna of Altura (Giglio, Tuscany)

Friday March 15th  4:00pm – 7:00pm next door at Ciao Bruto!

Altura is the tiny two person operation of Irene and Francesco Carfagna on the windy and wild island of Giglio. Giglio is part of the Tuscan Archipelago that stretched between the island of Corsica and Tuscany. Inhabited since the Stone Age, wine production likely began with the Etruscans and certainly continued with the Roman Empire.

These are the types of wines for which we go absolutely crazy. Heroic agriculture with vines towering above the ocean on steep cliffs, ripe with that Mediterranean bite, salty and mineral rich wines, literal hand written labels, absolutely organic farming and very little intervention in the cellar. They are soulful and haunting, and just a couple of swirls of the glass will transport you to a place of salt and sun.

Francesco’s daughter Irene will be generously joining us in the shop, a very rare occurrence for us Italian wine geeks in the North Bay. You do not want to miss this one! This is a casual tasting so show up whenever is convenient between 4:00-7:00pm!

When: Friday March 15th from 4:00 – 7:00pm, next door at Ciao Bruto!

Complimentary for Idlewild Wine Club Members | $10 General Admission (Wine Club Members use discount code WINECLUBTIX to receive comp tickets at checkout) 

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