Buon Giorno, Tutti!

I’m pleased to announce La Gerla as the featured winemaker for our next Taste & Learn event, to take place Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. Winemaker Alberto Passeri will be joining us all the way from Montalcino, Italy, famous around the world for its incomparable Brunellos.


On this night, we will be tasting two different Brunellos, including La Gerla’s award-winning single-vineyard Brunello “Gli Angeli”—there’s a reason why they’ve named this wine after angels, believe me! La Gerla is a small, exceptionally high-quality winery which adheres to the traditional Italian winemaking methods. None of their wines ever see the inside of a French oak cask—which makes me very happy, as you know.

The menu for our La Gerla Taste & Learn follows:

First Course

QUAGLIA – Quail egg lollipop, grape, figs, lavender jus

Poggio Gli Angeli, 2014 

Second Course

GUANCIALE DI MAIALE – Sliced pork cheeks, matsutake mushrooms, bosc pear

Rosso di Montalcino, 2013 

Third Course

RAVIOLI DI PATATE – Potato–truffle ravioli, wild boar ragù

Brunello di Montalcino, 2010 

Main Course

CERVO – Lard-wrapped venison loin, sweet potato, porcini mushrooms, spicy red onion jam

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Gli Angeli,” 2010

As always, Taste & Learn events sell out fast so please plan to join us and make your reservations today and join me as we sample great food and exceptional Tuscan wines. Tickets are $65, inclusive of tax and gratuity, call 702.364.5300 or click the reservation link below.