Vinarius celebrates Christmas
Christmas is about traditions and we cherish our annual tradition of hosting a Charity Wine Tasting and recommending, on LoveEast magazine, a selection of our unique wines, directly imported from the producers, for the festive season.
White: Pecorino “Zite” 2017 – Terra d’Aligi
Pecorino is one of the most interesting grape varieties from central Italy and the Abruzzo region in particular where it has always been the white wine for weddings, festive season and special occasions. This is an excellent example with an attractive bouquet of white peach, lavender flower, tropical fruit and a touch of sweet spiciness. On the palate is full and well structured with a fragrant acidity and a long finish. Perfect as an aperitif or to be enjoyed with soft cheeses, any fish dishes or grilled poultry.
Red: Chateau Grand Chemin – Cotes de Bourg 2015
Vinarius’ little Chateau Lynch-Bages (for the resemblances of its label with the famous Bordeaux producer) it’s a classic wine for Christmas. Medium-to-full-bodied, with soft tannins, ripe black fruit on the palate and an elegant finish that can easily match many foods and recipes you bring to the table. Normal price is £14.95 with a 10% discount for this December only.
Red: Barbaresco DOCG – Massimo Rivetti 2014 (Organic, Vegan)
Considered one of the finest appellations in Italy for its intense but classy wines made from Nebbiolo grapes, Barbaresco is a natural choice for Christmas. This is a staggeringly concentrated, fruit-forward, organic Barbaresco with all the panache you expect from this category. Only large Slavonian casks are used during the ageing process, which allows deep black fruit aromas and dense but clean tannins to come to the fore. A delightful fruit explosion and great complexity now that will age well for another decade. Try with red meats, stews, hard cheeses or strong flavoured vegetarian dishes.
Charity Wine Tasting
Our Charity Wine Tasting is very special as 100% of the proceeds go to the First Love Foundation. Thanks also for the support and collaborations of our wine producers and suppliers who donate the wines for the event.
This is a very good occasion to taste six high quality wines with your friends, family or colleagues in a very lively and relaxed atmosphere and, at the same time, help to raise funds for a very a good cause. Please check our website for more information or to book a place.
Merry Christmas and happy new year from all the Vinarius team!
Vinarius is a wine merchant and enoteca located at 536 Roman Road, E3. Food is served Tuesday to Sunday from 6:00 pm and bookings are welcome for private and corporate parties and wine tastings.