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Tour Italy Wine Tasting with Special Guests Ryann Deering from Vias Imports & Food & Wine Magazine Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum!

June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Italy has always been one of the most captivating countries for wine lovers from all over the world. It has a history of winemaking dating back to the ancient Greeks and Etruscans, as well as over 800 indigenous varieties of grapes. Join us for a tour of fantastic wines from all over Italy, from Piedmont in the north to Sicily in the south with Special Guests Ryann Deering from Vias Imports and Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum!


Ryann Deering Bio:

Ryann grew up in Baltimore, MD and got her first ‘taste’ for wine while studying abroad in Germany’s Black Forest region and spending weekends in Alsace.  Ryann worked 13 years in the on-premise side of the hospitality industry including famed DC restaurant and fine wine destination Proof. An Italian oenophile, Ryann jumped at the opportunity to join Vias Imports at the end of 2018 where she is now the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. Ryann’s professional accreditations include WSET Wine Level Two (With Distinction) and Introductory Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

2018 Cantine Colosi Grillo Sicilia
Sicily, Italy
Volcanoes long ago produced much of the soil that constitutes the vineyards of Sicily. This Grillo is a beautiful, pale, straw yellow in color. On the nose there are expressive aromas of white peach, nectarine, and ripe golden apple. You can smell the sea and sun in the glass! The palate is crisp and clean with refreshing acidity and flavors of apple, ripe pear and peach. Finishes with nice herbaceousness and minerality.
Regular Price: $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case

2018 Terredora di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia DOC
Campania, Italy

“Bright straw-yellow. Menthol, ripe apple, botanical herbs and flowers on the inviting nose. Rich and dense with a multilayered quality. Finishes long, surprisingly tactile, complex and mouth-filling. Best Falanghina wine from Terredora in years, or at least that I have memory of.”  92 Points Vinious
Regular Price: $21.99 per bottle, $263.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2017 Pecchenino “San Luigi” Dogliani DOCG
Dogliano, Piedmont, Italy

“A great black-cherry and elderberry nose that leaps out at you. There’s a wonderful balance of ripe fruit and crisp, dry tannins, which carries through to the long and clean finish. A joyful and characterful wine. Bake or order a pizza and drink this now!”  90 Points JS
Regular Price $21.99 per bottle, $263.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2016 Cantine Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT
Sicily, Italy
This wine is ruby red in color with an expressive nose of complex fruit aromas of plums, black berries, and strawberries that leap from the glass. On the palate it is dry, medium bodied and well balanced. An excellent accompaniment for hearty pasta, beef, roasted meats, and cheese.
Regular Price: $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case

2015 Rocca di Frassinello “Le Sughere”
Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
“The 2015 Le Sughere di Frassinello is terrific. Scents of sweet pipe tobacco, mint, leather, rose petal and exotic spice give the 2015 much of its immediate allure. Super-ripe and racy on the palate, with silky tannins and gorgeous, supple fruit, the 2015 is hugely appealing.” 93 Points Vinious

Regular price $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case

2017 Statti Gaglioppo Calabria IGT
Calabria, Italy
Earthy and autumnal tones rise to the top of the 2017 Gaglioppo. This is a raw and rustic wine that marches to the beat of its own drum. Its personality and genuine character are very reflective of what Gaglioppo typically offers. Dark fruit and dried cherries are followed by olive, tar, and raspberries.
Regular Price: $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case