Are you wine adventurous? Are you looking to explore outside your wine comfort zone, and try new and exciting things? Would you like part of a group of wine lovers in your own community that has access to limited production, hard-to-find, and unique wines, and all the while support a local business?
If you answered “yes” to any or all of the above questions, please consider joining the City Vino wine club, called the “Wine Cru.” For $50 per month (plus tax, of course), you will receive one or two bottles of hand selected wine for your exploration and enjoyment. Along with your wine, there are information sheets about the wine(s) and ideas for food pairings and a recipe.
When you sign up for your Wine Cru membership there is a $10 initiation fee, but you will receive an insulated 4-bottle wine tote. And you’ll get 10 percent off all future wine purchases, plus invitations to exclusive Wine Cru events, discounts on all classes and events, and earlier access to upcoming public events. Also each month, you get a letter discussing why the wine is so special, the production notes, sometime wine-related statistics, or something on the region’s culture. For the month of July 2021, the Wine Cru will be going to Greece and receiving 2020 Theodorakakos Lykovouno Assyrtiko Organic Lakonia PGI. From the broader region of Peloponnese is the 2016 Kir-Yianni Ramnista Naoussa Xinomavro from Macedonia. The Assyrtiko is quite different from the classic Santorini. And why is that? The Kir-Yianni Winery has been highlighted in textbooks as the standard for what Xinomavro can achieve. How do you say that grape’s name? Come join the City Vino Wine Cru.
Still not convinced this is for you? This weekend’s wine tasting, Friday July 16th and July 17th, will give you an idea of the diverse types of wine we might curate to include in our Wine Cru selections. Try a lovely white wine made from the Cortese grape called Gavi di Gavi. Explore a Slovakian wine made from the Furmint grape. Taste a lovely Zweigelt rose from Austria. Our finale will be a red from Monferrato, Italy, made from the indigenous grape Ruchè.