Aglianico–The Jewel of S. Italy
Experience Aglianico, a red grape and southern Italy’s answer to Nebbiolo (the famous grape in Barolo and Barbaresco wines)!
We feature Italian wines produced from the red Aglianico grape (pronounced ah-L’YEE’AH-nee-koh). Never heard of this grape before? You're not alone! Italy grows some 3,000 grape varieties so you are forgiven if you're not familiar with it. It's actually been around for a few thousand years. Aglianico was the principal grape of the prized Roman Falernian wine and was praised by the Latin poet Horace. Now it's Southern Italy's answer to the Nebbiolo grape which is used to make Barolo and Barbaresco.
Our guest speaker is Aaron Bick of Wine Online (www.wineonline.ca), the importer of three of the wines we’ll be tasting. He will also be providing a lovely 2012 Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC wine as our reception wine. Please refrain from wearing scented products to the tasting. The price of our event includes the reception wine, bread, light appetizes and our main wines.
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: Reception Wine: 6:00 PM, Formal Tasting: 6:20 PM
Where: Faculty Club, Univ. of Toronto, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto
Fee: Members’ Fee: $69; Guests’/Non-Members’ Fee: $89
NOTE: All ticket sales are final and we are not able to offer any refunds unless we are sold out and have a waiting list.