Salisbury Wine Shop | 106 South Main Street | Salisbury, NC 28144
704-636-5151


Summer Hours
Tuesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
July 25, 2019
Red Wine in Glass
Weekly Quote

“Everyone needs to believe in something. I believe I'll have another glass of wine.”

Anonymous

90+ Point Wines From Under The Mediterranean Sun

with
Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing

Friday, July 26
5:30 - 7:30 P.M.


The Mediterranean Region is a land mass surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The climate in this region is very pleasant with dry summers and cool, mild winters - perfect for growing grapes. For this tasting, we have selected wines from France, Spain and Italy all located under the Mediterranean sun.
Wine List

  • Lavau Grenache/Viognier Côtes du Rhône, France (90 Pts Wine Advocate, James Suckling)
  • Domaine Harmonie des Arpents Grenache/Syrah/Cinsault Provence, France (91 Pts Wine Advocate)
  • Bodegas Olarra Cerro Añon Crianza Red Blend Rioja, Spain (92 Pts Decanter Magazine, 92 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Tim Atkin)
  • Ego Bodegas Infinito Red Blend Jumilla, Spain (91 Pts Decanter Magazine, 90 Pts Wine Spectator)
  • Vecchia Cantina Orbaio Super Tuscan, Montepulciano, Italy (93 Pts Wine Spectator)
“Super Tuscan” is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The creation of super Tuscan wines was a result of the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing the wine law of Italy during the 1970’s. Winemakers began mixing ‘unsanctioned’ wine varieties (like Merlot) into their blends to make high quality wines. The legal system eventually yielded in 1992 with the creation of IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica), a new designation that gave winemakers the ability to be more creative.

The most famous super Tuscan wine is called ‘Tignanello’ and was created by Antinori in 1971. It was the first super Tuscan wine and today Tignanello is a blend of 80% Sangiovese 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc and commands about $80 a bottle. As you'll see at this Friday's wine tasting, you can get a very nice Super Tuscan for less than that.
Water Buffalo Mozzarella is Back

Fresh Delivery For Friday
After a bit of a wait, Fading D Farm is back supplying us with fresh water buffalo mozzarella cheese. We just received our shipment of new cheese so come in, grab a ball and go home and make a nice caprese salad to have with dinner.
Upcoming Tastings
Friday, July 26: 90+ Point Wines from the Mediterranean Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley

Friday, August 2: Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing

Friday, August 9: Alternative Whites and Reds Wine Tasting with Blair Diamond, Touton Distributing

Friday, August 23: Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing

Friday, August 30: Labor Day Wine Tasting with Stephanie