ITALIAN WINE CLUB

MAY 2020

LOMBARDIA: LOTS’O’ LOVE FOR THE LAND OF LAGOS

There is simply no use discussing wine at the moment without discussing the way things have changed in the past few months. As the world continues to try to figure out the best way to keep safe, as well as keeping businesses afloat, vines are still steadily growing along, and this year’s harvest is a mere three months away. With restaurants across the globe all but completely non-existent, the effect that this worldwide shutdown will have on so many small wineries cannot and will not be fathomed for a long time. All wineries, yes, but this month we are focusing on Italian wineries specifically. It is the human, and not the economic toll, that is the most important story here. Tragically it was the region of Lombardy that was, by far, hit the hardest. This stunning Northern region boasts some of the most beautiful lakes, snow capped mountains, and iconic tourist destinations, as well as the most fashionable and metropolitan cities in all Italy. 

They could use our love right about now. Recovery is not yet on the horizon, but a lot of love and a little bit of hope will go a long way. Our thoughts are with them, as well as with all of you. Much love to you and yours.

 

-Kevin Wardell

 

 

WINE #1: PASINI SAN GIOVANNI ‘IL CHIARETTO’ ROSE

Gropello + Marzemino + Barbera + Sangiovese
Valtènesi, Lombardia 2018
RE-ORDER $20

WINE #2: LE MARCHESINE FRANCIACORTA

Chardonnay + Pinot Bianco + Pinot Nero
Brescia, Lombardia
RE-ORDER $28

WINE #3: BRUNO VERDI ‘BUTTAFUOCO’

Croatina + Barbera + Uva Rara
Oltrepò Pavese, Lombardia, Italy 2018

WINE #4: PIZZO COCA ROSSO DI VALTELLINA NEBBIOLO

Ponte, Lombardia, Italy 2018
RE-ORDER $32
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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