ALL RED WINE CLUB

February 2021

V IS FOR SAN VALENTINO… 

AND VERMENTINO, VESPOLINA, VERDICCHIO, AND VALPOLICELLA!

 

Come February 13th, the inevitable question ‘what are you doing for Valentines day?’ couldn’t be more polarizing. While it can inspire love and creativity in some, it strikes fear and loathing into the hearts of others. The roots of the holiday and the story of Saint Valentino are not dissimilar to so many Italian wine stories; there are at least three different origins and it has clearly been dramaticized and romanticized in the most Italian fashion for the sake of the story. 

 

So whether it was the kindly priest that was put to death for performing forbidden secret weddings for young couples before the men were forced into becoming soldiers, or the imprisoned bishop, who was also put to death, that had a heart for his jailer’s daughter and wrote her the first ‘Valentine.’ Or even if it is actually the result of the targeted Christian effort to replace the scandalously sexy Pagan holiday of Lupercalia that happened to occur from February 13th to the 15th each year – an Old school Roman nudity and unbridled debaucherous tradition that made the modern church at the time quite red in the cheeks.

 

No matter what, however you may choose to spend your 14th day of this month, we present four delightful Valentino-linacchiacella wines to show you just how much we love you. 

 – Kevin Wardell, February 2021

 

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IL MONTICELLO ‘GROPPOLO'

Vermentino
Colli di Luni, Liguria, Italy 2019

BORGO PAGLIANETTO ‘VERTIS’

Verdicchio
Matelica, Marche 2018

ROVELLOTTI
‘RONCA AL MASO’

Vespolina
Colline Novaresi, Ghemme, Piedmont 2017

CORTE SANT'ALDA
‘CA FUI’

50% Corvina Grosso + 30% Corvina + 15% Rondinella + 5% Molinara
Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 2019
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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