Hello Everyone!

As we look toward Vegas’ warm summer months, we’re also looking forward to seeing you at Ferraro’s next Taste and Learn event, scheduled from 4 to 6 PM on Saturday, June 20. This edition of our popular wine pairing and education series will be, I truly believe, our best event yet. We will take you on a journey to the top three wine producing regions in Italy.

 We will begin in Piemonte with Gavi, La Meirana, Broglia. One of the oldest references to this A.V.A. dates back to 700 B.C. The wine shows the characteristics typical of the area of Gavi, with a prominent and delicious almond flavor, complemented by great acidity and freshness. This varietal pairs well with fish and white meat.

 The second white wine we will feature is the Sauvignon Blanc Ronco delle Mele (hill of the apples) by the producer Venica. This wine consistently rates very high and this particular vintage is a 3-Bicchieri winner. This wine is embodies the hallmarks of the Collio terroir–it’s a true expression of this varietal from a great producer of this region, distinctive for its notes of elderflower, hints of sage, mint, white peaches and gooseberry. It’s dry and well balanced–a refreshing white that pairs well with pasta and clams, salami, fried Montasio cheese (frico), grilled prawns, truffles and scrambled eggs.

Staying in Piemonte, our first red wine is Barolo 2010 by the great producer Paolo Scavino. This Barolo is a blend of their seven cru 2010; according to multiple wine critics, this vintage could be the best in the last 15-30 years. It pairs well with meat, hard cheese and mushrooms.

Finally, from Piemonte we travel to Toscana for our second featured red Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 by Argiano. This particular vintage is the highest ever rated for this producer and presents an elegant, deep ruby red color, concentrated at the mid-palate and offering persistent finish with silky tannins. It, too, pairs well with red meat hard cheeses and mushrooms.

With these highly rated wines, together with our modest price of $50 inclusive of tax and gratuity, this Taste and Learn might very well be the best value we’ve ever been able to offer. Limited space is available, so make your reservations quickly–and invite your friends!

 Looking forward to seeing you on June 20…


Gino Ferraro