Wines that welcome Summer…

June 3, 2008 at 7:47 pm Leave a comment

A good time was had by all last Friday evening when we were introduced to two new white wines: a Greco di Tufo (classic and crisp) and a Fiano di Avellino (drier, with notes of toasted nut) – both from the Tenuta Matilde Zasso, and both spectacular with seafood and cheeses.

Mariella expertly paired these two wines with a spectacular antipasti spread including tender shrimp, pastry wrapped anchovies, and tangy cheeses.  We tasted, ate, chatted, and tasted some more.

Of course, Peppe kept a ready supply of bruschette coming, which, as those who join me as “A lover of La Taverna” know simply pairs well with whatever wine happens to be available!

After the wonderful antipasti I was certain that, personally, I was finished eating… well, I should have known better!  Mariella asked us to please find a seat, and she served a sumptuous orechietti with mussels, and after that, a selection of dolci.  The pasta allowed the wine to mellow on the palate, and the dolci brought out the slightest honey flavor in the Fiano.

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