Italian Wine Dinner Giveaway!Posted in: Bon Vivant, Events, Giveaways, Upcoming Events, Wineries and Vineyards
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!
For a chance to win, enter in the rafflecopter widget below! The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday!
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.
Italian wines.. can you really pick one favorite thing about Italian wines? Today I say Barbera.
Too many favorites to choose from, I agree! I like your “today’s favorite” approach! Cheers, Alison
LOVE Italian Wines!! Italy is where I learned to love Reds!
Well then you would LOVE this wine dinner, since it’s all Italian reds! Good luck & thanks for following the blog!
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!
Best of luck & thanks for reading! Cheers!
Thanks for the giveaway – fingers crossed! Gotta love the prosecco!
You’re most welcome- Sona was quite generous, it should be a great event! Good luck & cheers!
Katie Rose -
Mmmmmm…..Italian Red. I love a really earthy Sangiovese
Me too, Katie! Cheers!
What could be more perfect than Italian Wines and supporting local businesses? Two of my favorite things!
I agree! Thanks for reading & good luck!
Just love vino! I have always leaned new world and am finding more old world wines that I love!
I’m an old world wino, myself! Cheers!
Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina -
Great giveaway Alison! And I just love Chianti Classico because I drank it practically every day during my 2010 Italy trip! 🙂
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:)
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!
Sadly, I don’t know much about Italian wine beyond Chianti. If I like reds, what else should I be ordering?
Brunello, Nero D’Avola and Barbera to start! Cheers!
I adore Sona. They introduced me to mambo fries dusted with blue cheese. Sooo good. As for vino, the redder, the better. *cheers*
Pretty much everything on their menu is a sure bet! Thanks for reading and cheers!
I recently discovered, and feel in love with, a Pinot Nero from Coltorenzio. This is definitely my fav Italian wine.
Sounds delicious! Glad to see folks branching beyond Prosecco and Chianti (although those are great, too!)
Sounds like a great event! I’ve been meaning to try Sona for awhile.
You won’t be disappointed! Cheers!
I had such a great time today at your event! I love drinking wine with great friends.
So glad you were able to come! Me too:) Cheers!
This would be the best date night ever! Yummmmm
Reds are my favorite!
me too, JR! I’m a brunello fan, myself! Cheers!
Italian wines… How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Indeed! Thanks for reading & entering!
Love wine and cheese!
me, too Mike! Sona does both exceptionally well!
Megan Yarmuth -
This sounds amazing and just what we could use, a kid-free evening! Cheers! 🙂
It’s gonna be a great event at one of my favorite local businesses! Good luck & thanks for reading!
My favorite thing about Italian red wines is their full-body flavor!
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