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Italian Wine Dinner Giveaway!

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I’m excited to announce a giveaway of two tickets to an Italian winemaker dinner at one of my favorite local businesses- Sona Creamery and Wine Bar!  The winner will receive 2 tickets to the exclusive event next Tuesday, April 22, a $150 value!

Sona Creamery and Wine Bar

Sona Creamery and Wine Bar

For a chance to win, enter in the rafflecopter widget below! The winner will be chosen at random and  announced on Monday!


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The dinner starts at 7:30 and will include a four-course tasting menu, plus dessert! The tasting menu will be specially prepared by Sona’s Executive Chef Frank Paris.

Luca Martini di Cigala, renowned San Giusto a Rentennano wine maker and proprietor, will be visiting Sona Creamery to present a selection of red wines, paired with a specifically paired with each dish.

Featured wines include:

  • “La Ricolma”  – Made from 100% Merlot grapes especially slected from prime vineyards and hand-picked when perfectly mature. 
  • “Percarlo” – Made from 100% estate grown Sangiovese grapes, especially selected buch per bunch, from the best zones of the San Giusto vineyards. It is a robust expression of the San Giusto a Rentennano terroir and a powerful, intense expression of Sangiovese. One of the elite wines of this Tuscan vintage. 98 points.
  • “Chianti Classico” – The San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico is a blend of 95% sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo grapes, hand-picked when perfectly mature.   It is fermented in glazed concrete and stainles steal vats for 14 days: during fermentation the skins and must are puped over and punched down a number of times to extract the maxium qualities form the grapes.  After the wine has been racked, the skins are soft-pressed in a horizontal press and the juice thus obtained to be added to the wine.  Aged in medium sized casks and oak Tonneaux for 10-12 months.
  • “Le Baroncole” – Chianti Classico Riserva le Baroncole is made from 97% Sangiovese and 3% Canaiolo grapes.  It is first processed in the same manner as the Chianti Classico and aged secondarily in French oak barriques for 16-20 months, depending on the vintage.


(40) Comments

    • Well then you would LOVE this wine dinner, since it’s all Italian reds! Good luck & thanks for following the blog!

  1. My favorite thing about Italian wines?! Prosecco, of course! 🙂 Sometimes it errs on the too sweet for me side, but it’s a great go-to for sparkling. I also love a nice Italian table wine. This dinner looks absolutely incredible – I’m excited to be entering the contest!

    • Love it! These wines aren’t even available in the states yet, other than this event, so if you win it’ll transport you back:)

  2. Favorite thing about Italian wine? That’s easy..

    Before I visited Italy several years back I only drank wine casually on occasion, a mix of whites and reds. I didn’t give it much thought considering I was drinking mass-produced (ok, cheap) less than average wines. Once I traveled to Italy and was introduced to many great Italian wines I never looked back. Italy is actually where it all started for me. I love wine now and especially the reds.

    Thanks for doing the giveaway, very cool. Fingers crossed..


    • I love this story- it seems many people’s love affair with wine began in Italy:) Good luck and thanks for reading the blog!

  3. I adore Sona. They introduced me to mambo fries dusted with blue cheese. Sooo good. As for vino, the redder, the better. *cheers*

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