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Sound Opinions and John Cale Eat to the Beat at Nico

Sound Opinions hosts Greg Kot and Jim DiRogatis along with producers Robin Linn and Jason Saldanha joined Chefs Paul Kahan and Matthias Merges along with Candid Wines to host John Cale of Velvet Underground fame at Nico Osteria. Both Paul and Matthias are “huge music dorks”, and Nico Osteria takes it’s name from the German singer Nico, whose […]

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Jason Wagner

Santomè Prosecco on Tasting Table

Thanks to our friend Jason Wagner, Sommelier at Nellcôte and RM Champagne Salon for including Santomè Prosecco on his list of bubbles to seek out this summer. From Tasting Table: Tenuta Santomè Prosecco ($16 at Whole Foods): Wagner describes this go-to as “Prosecco that has character,” but it still plays nice with others when mixed […]

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Trebbiano d' Abruzzo Label

Jasci Trebbiano d’Abruzzo

Jasci’s Trebbiano d’Abruzzo combines the mineral, almost briny acidity of a wine from the coast, with soft white fruits and a touch of almond. This is a fresh, clean white that can pair with light cheeses, white pasta sauces, and of course, all sorts of fish including fattier fleshed salmon and swordfish if prepared with […]

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Label

Jasci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

  Jasci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Located in Vasto, the south-eastern corner of Abruzzo and the furthest East from Rome one can go, Jasci’s organically farmed vineyards have a view of the Adriatic 500 meters below. Their Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is also fermented in stainless steel and neutral oak maintaining a clean, bright red fruit. When we tasted this […]

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Casalone Mariposa from Italy

Casalone “Mariposa” Brachetto

Lu Monferrato is in the heart of Piemonte’s Monferrato, Asti and Alba regions. Azienda Agricole Casalone has been there since 1734, making it one of the oldest wineries in the area. Today they are still 100% family owned. Casalone’s traditions and knowledge of the region, its grapes and wines make them experts in dealing with […]

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Barbera del Monferrato

Casalone Barbera del Monferrato

Lu Monferrato is in the heart of Piemonte’s Monferrato, Asti and Alba regions. Azienda Agricole Casalone has been there since 1734, making it one of the oldest wineries in the area. Today they are still 100% family owned. Casalone’s traditions and knowledge of the region, its grapes and wines make them experts in dealing with […]

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Casalone Cortese

Lu Monferrato is in the heart of Piemonte’s Monferrato, Asti and Alba regions. Azienda Agricole Casalone has been there since 1734, making it one of the oldest wineries in the area. Today they are still 100% family owned. Casalone’s traditions and knowledge of the region, its grapes and wines make them experts in dealing with […]

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