Sunday, June 17, 2012

La Storia del Vino

For our Italian audience we have found this interesting article on the history of wine. 
Per il pubblico Italiano ecco un bel sito sulla storia del vino. 

Moscato d'Asti

We have found an interesting article from The Guardian newspaper about Moscato d'Asti. The article is a few years old but explains the quality of this beautiful wine.

Moscato d'Asti article

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fattoria Il Gambero- Alborada

 2009 Alborada (Oltrepo Pavese D.O.C.)

We are approaching summer and think we have found the perfect wine for the season. This wine is a unique sparkling red wine called Alborada. A 2009 vintage from Fattoria Il Gambero, a quaint winery from Southwest Lombardia. Operated by Vittorio Ferrario and his wife, the winery is very small, and has a  miniscule production yield. The micro-climate of this particular region of Lombardia, which makes this wine unique and easy-going. The Alborada is slightly sparkling, fruit-forward, fresh, and should be served slightly chilled. The perfect combination with a hot summer day. The wine is made with 100% Croatina grape, and would match perfectly with seafood appetizers, cold-cuts,  and carne cruda.

Fattoria Il Gambero (English)

We have included a short video, which shows the 2009 harvest. 
                   Fattoria Il Gambero video

Thursday, May 17, 2012

La Rustica Wine Dinner Reminder

Wine Dinner at La Rustica
Monday, May 21st from 7-10 pm
This is a repeat dinner collaboration, back by popular demand, at Giulio’s cozy restaurant, La Rustica, on Beach Drive. Please join La Rustica along with bin 41 and Gioia wines for an evening as we sip and savor 5-courses of culinary creations, each course skillfully paired with a wine. There will be only one seating for the dinner. Spaces will fill up fast, so make your reservation today!

01    Antipasto Misto
02    Insalata di Arugula con Salmone Affumicato
03    Risotto dei Frutti di Mare
04    Scampi fra Diavolo -or- Braised Pork Shank
05    Crepe con il Ricotta e Pesche nella Riduzione di Moscato

Cost is $80 pp (tax and gratuity not included). To make reservations, contact us at the bin ( -or- 206.937.0411). Please provide the total number in your reservation, contact information, card information (number, expiration, security code and billing zip) at the time of your reservation and note any allergies for anyone in your party. There is a minimum 2-week cancellation. Cancellations after that period will be charged in full if your spaces cannot be filled. 

($5 tasting fee, excluding club members unless noted otherwise. Tasting fee is refundable with a bottle purchase of the featured wines).

(from BIn 41's website)