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39 Piedmont Avenue, Bristol VA 24201 | (276) 821-WINE (9463) | Tuesday – Saturday, 11 - 6

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TopSHELF Event: " Variety of Varietals "

February 12, 2013

February 19, 2013
7:00 pm — 8:45 'ish pm
$40.00 per person

12 seated tickets available — 12 tickets standing room only
First come, First served

It’s a new year at Inari Wines, and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. You know that means... It’s Top Shelf education time! Going to class never tasted so good.

Reservations are required, as seating is limited.

Many have asked us how to tell the difference between one varietal and another. This is a hard question to answer, because the location (terroir) in which each grape is grown changes the flavor profile. The flavors you get from a glass of California Cabernet are often completely different from those of a Cabernet from South Africa or Chile.

In this TopShelf educational tasting, we will compare varietals from around the world, but the grapes were all grown in California and vinified at the same winery, thus minimizing the effects of terroir and allowing us to compare the unique flavor differences among Sangiovese, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petite Syrah.

Mrs.Puppie McCloskey, Wine Purveyor Extraordinaire with International Cellars, Pianetta’s Virginia distributor will present the wines along with lite hors d’oeuvres pairings prepared by Shindigs Catering, located on State Street in downtown Bristol.

A list of the wines and their pairings are shown below. For a more detailed description and to register for this class please click HERE!

(https://inariwines.com/education/wine/top-shelf-variety-of-varietals/201301311822514296)

Greeting Wine
Tendil & Lombardi Blanc de Noir
France, Champagne — Non-Vintage — $43.95
Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Pairing: Seared Day Boat Scallop topped with Butter Lettuce and Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

Pianetta Winery Sangiovese
Monterey County, California — Vintage 2009 — $31.95
Varietal(s): 100% Sangiovese
Total Cases Produced: 159
Pairing: Brie and Chive Stuffed Crimini

Pianetta Winery 2009 Barbera
Paso Robles AVA, California — Vintage 2009 — $31.95
Varietal(s): 85% Barbera 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Cases Produced: 179
Pairing: Pancetta and Parmesan Arancini

Pianetta Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
Monterey County, California — Vintage 2009 — $31.95
Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Cases Produced: 383
Pairing: None (Just wine)

Pianetta Winery Syrah
Monterey County, California — Vintage 2008 — $29.95
Varietal(s): 100% Syrah
Total Cases Produced: 116
Pairing: Pork Belly with Blackberry Glaze and Butternut Squash Puree on a Toast Point

Pianetta Winery Bilancio
Monterey County, California — Vintage 2008 — $36.95
Varietal(s): 58% Syrah 42% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Cases Produced: 400
Pairing: Short Rib Shooter with Crispy Shallots

Pianetta Winery Petite Syrah
Paso Robles AVA, California — Vintage 2009 — $31.95
Varietal(s): 100% Petite Syrah
Total Cases Produced: 508
Pairing: Flourless Chocolate Ganache Bites

For a more detailed description and to register for this class please click HERE