Michele Marai from Cangrande will present a fantastic line-up of some of Italy’s best exports – wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and finishing with biscotti to go along with ‘Il Fortificato’.
Entrance fees are members $14 and guests $18.
Wines we’ll be tasting include:
Quaffer: Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Docg – Bortolomiol (Veneto)
- Pinot Grigio Doc – Masut da Rive (Friuli – Venezia Giulia)
- Soave Superiore Doc “Monte Sella” – Le Mandolare (Veneto)
- Negroamaro del Salento Igt – Cignomoro (Puglia)
- Nebbiolo Langhe Doc – San Biagio (Piemonte)
- Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Doc – Caterina Zardini (Veneto)
- ‘Il Fortificato’, a fortified red wine based on Recioto della Valpolicella – Giuseppe Campagnola (Veneto)
Cangrande takes its name from Cangrande della Scala, a great military and political leader and a well known wine lover, who ruled Verona in the early thirteen hundreds, making Verona one of the most powerful forces in Italy.
Through the centuries, Verona has developed into one of the most important districts in the world for wine production, trading and marketing. In this time, all over Italy, wine making has become an art.
Italian wines are still getting better, and in the last few decades more and more producers have focused on improving quality, achieving some impressive results.
Thanks to their work, Italy has now become the number one wine producing and exporting country in the world. Many native grapes have recently become world famous, and the effort of the winemakers that chose quality over quantity is paying off.
Who we are
Our membership includes those who are keen to learn about wine and others who simply enjoy sharing good wine in good company.
Get a taste of who we are by visiting one of our monthly meetings. One of our committee will welcome you and introduce you to other people. We’re a friendly bunch!
Drinking and driving
Members will be aware of the proposed lowering of drink/drive limits in 2014. We ask members to always be conscious of these limits and to take care when attending Club events.
If you know that you will taste several wines, appoint a designated driver to get you home safely or consider hiring a taxi. If water is provided, feel free to drink this. If not, feel free to ask for water.
Wine bottle screw caps
Save and bring them to the next monthly meeting.
Anne is collecting them to give to the Lions organised Kidney Kids support group.
No food lids or beer tops please.