Brimful of Sicily
‘Why Not Wednesday’ July 20, 2016
Discover Sicily with Erin Lustig! The island is full of diverse options. Sicily is a melting pot of cuisine and culture. Sicily has influences from the Spanish, Greek, Egyptian, African and of course Italians. The cuisine and wine of Sicily is a direct reflection of rich cultural and traditional forces in the region.
Vino Lauria, Zibibbo Solerte (2013) $16 Sale $14
Located in the brimful of Sicily, well rooted in its lands, layers of history, layers of emotions and of flavors. Lauria wine weaves a family tradition that has lasted for generations in a contemporary and sought wisdom in the art of making wine. It comes from a deep and thorough knowledge of the Sicilian lands.
Lauria, Alacre (2012) $16 Sale $14 | Lauria, Terre Siciliane Grillo (2014) $22 Sale $20
With winemaking in his family blood, Vito Lauria decided to attend the University of Udine in Friuli where he obtained a degree in Enology in 2003. After stepping off the campus he worked at a number wineries in northern Italy for a few years before returning to Sicily in 2005. Vito came home to open the old family winery in Alcamo, 30 miles west of Palermo.
Cantine Valenti, Etna Rosso Norma (2012) $27 Sale $25
A father and son team from Catania, Cantine Valenti was founded on an intense passion for all things Mt. Etna. Located in Passopisciaro with vineyards at almost 700 meters the Valenti’s seek to produce natural wines from Etna that express the true nuances in one of the world’s most exciting terroirs.
Gordon Schuck and Brad Lincoln first met during the winter of 2009 while attending the Siebel Institute and studying brewing science. After being immersed in beer for the better part of five months, the two graduated and shared a desire to open a brewery. This resulted in the Saison-focused brewery that is now Funkwerks.
We will be exploring the delicious world of Funkwerks this Saturday at the shop from 2-7 pm! Don’t miss out.