Wow, what a thrill to sit down with so many of New York’s leading Italian wine professionals last week and taste a flight of 8 Franciacorta wines guided by consortium vice president Silvano Brescianini (standing, above)!
I’ve been leading well-attended tastings all over the country for the last 15 months.
But they tend to be in the early evening when everyone’s palates are tired from a day of tasting and other sensorial distractions.
It was so great to sit down at 10 a.m. and give these wines the attention they deserve.
Heartfelt thanks to all the wine pros who came out to taste with us. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it and how much I enjoyed it.
It was also a thrill to see wine critic Ellen Bhang’s Franciacorta write-up in yesterday’s Boston Globe.
“One appetizing example is a bottle of Antica Fratta Franciacorta Brut,” she wrote referring to one of the labels I poured in Boston in March of this year. “The quality is unmistakable in this dry, entry-level pour, with clean, yeasty aromas uplifted by ripe yellow tree fruit and a telltale burst of saline, all conveyed by gentle effervescence.”
And save the date: On Monday, June 6, I’ll be pouring Franciacorta Real Story in Chicago. Details to follow…