Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wine of the Week

Mmm, wine of the week time! This week we're choosing a flavorful yet drinkable Montepulciano. Now, what, exactly is a montepulciano? Well, we wikipedia'd it and basically like champagne (which is only produced in the Champagne region of France), a Montepulciano can only come from a specific type of grape that is grown in a specific region of Italy. The Abruzzo region of Italy (where a handful of Montepulcianos are made) typically produces blends which are both fruity and dry - as is the case with Porta Sole. All in all, this wine is a great one to have in your wine library - it pairs well with chicken and beef (and especially well with those yummy mussels marinara!). And the price is friendly as well- seek some out at your local purveyor, we highly recommend it.

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