As we gaze out upon the 2019 wine scene from our cushy College Park perch, we’d place Sicily at the top of the popularity heap, with new producers and wildly exciting expressions popping up practically weekly! And folks, believe the hype...this ancient island is undergoing a quality renaissance in the last ten years that rivals anything we’ve witnessed anywhere else. We know we’re long overdue for a deep-dive exploration of Sicily, so the buck stops here next month on Thursday 6/20 with “Soakin’ up Sicily”. We’ll feature whites and reds from all over the island including premium zones like Mt. Etna and Cerasuolo di Vittoria and white-hot producers like Benanti and Arianna Occhipinti. We’re really looking forward to this tasting because summer couldn’t be a more apropros time to reconnect with this quintessential Mediterranean paradise...join us and soak up the finest in vinous refreshment!
The classics in wine are more often than not classics for a reason, and we always relish the chance to showcase benchmark properties at Digress no matter where they are in the world. Thus, if you’re a lover of California wine, or of elegant and nuanced fine wine in general, you will not want to miss our “California Classics” tasting on Thursday 6/13, featuring the wines of Grgich Hills in Napa and Mt. Eden in Santa Cruz Mountains. Just the stories alone from these two properties could fill an entire syllabus of the coolest class you never took in college – something like The Wild West of Wine! We’re thrilled to welcome our friend and colleague Tony Matos at Opici Wine Co. to join in the repartee and share his stories of representing Grgich and Mount Eden in the Florida market. Expect a few surprises from other peer-set producers, and a few curveballs from the wineries themselves - who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?! The fact that the wines themselves continue to over-deliver on quality so many years later will make for an incredibly compelling and eye-opening tasting...see you there!