My Blog: Bellissimo Brunello Tasting Event
May 19th, 2011
Last night's event at City Winery in NYC — Bellissimo Brunello — was a blast. The weather was terrible with loads of rain, but 500 or so Brunello lovers packed into the venue and tasted about 40 different wines, all from the great 2006 vintage. As you know, 2006 is a great year. I think it is a modern 1997 — the legendary benchmark for Tuscan Sangiovese and, of course, Brunello.
I am not going to go through the list of wineries pouring, but about two dozen winemakers themselves attended. They were all very excited to have such a select and very keen group of people tasting. "It's the highest level of people attending a tasting that I have been to," said GIancarlo Pacenti of Siro Pacenti.
What I really loved about the tasitng was that it was focused on one topic. People at the event were there to tasting Brunello because they loved Brunello. And they also had the opportunity to meet many of the winemakers.
It's part of my hope to bring all of us closer to the people and place of wine though firsthand experiences like Bellissimo Brunello and high-definition videos. It's not just tasting notes and points anymore.
Thanks for coming if you attended last night. If you didn't, I look forward to seeing you at another event somewhere in the world! Thanks again to Zachys Wine & Liquor for all the great backup for the event; it's a dedicated Brunello retailer.Comments