THE 2014 PRUNOTTO FIULOT BARBERA D’ASTI Alfred Prunotto and his wife, Luigina took over and restored an old cooperative winery just after World War II. Alfred’s insistence on high standards of production resulted in high quality wines. The Prunotto winery was among the first in Italy to successfully export wines to the new world. Prunotto was also the first winery in Italy to carefully select grapes from individual vineyards and designate the name of the vineyard (cru) as a symbol of the quality and specific characteristics of the wine. This winery is now part of the Antinori group but the... View Article
Susan's Wine Club
Do you enjoy exploring different wines, wineries, vintages, appellations, and varieties? Would you like to save money on each wine purchase? Then, Susan’s Wine Club is for you. Each month, we carefully select two different wines for your enjoyment. The selection usually includes one white and one red, but we’ll occasionally mix it up by possibly including a rosé or a sparkling wine. At the beginning of each month, your wines are packaged, we notify you by e-mail and you’re charged $29.99 for these two bottles. You can come by the store any time and pick them up. We even hold them for you if you’re out of town.
The wines we select are chosen to help expand your taste, your experience. They might be varieties you’ve never encountered before, or they might be from regions you never would have considered. The wine-club selections are always delightful, quality choices and are a great value with the normal shelf price of each typically ranging from $16.99 to over $20. And you get both for $34.99. The wine club offers additional benefits:
- Wine Club members get a 10% discount on all wine purchases regardless of quantity.
- Wine Club members get discounts and priority access to limited-seating seminars.
- Occasionally, wineries make promotional items available to us and we give those to Wine Club members.
- Membership can be cancelled or even suspended at any time, so part-year residents can enjoy Wine Club membership.
Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits Wine Club Selections
THE 2016 TORMARESCA CHARDONNAY PUGLIA IGT The Puglia region in Southern Italy lies along the southeastern coastline. The winery is named for the defensive towers, Tormarescas, built along the coast as a defense against pirates. This chardonnay is the winery’s signature wine. The Chardonnay grapes were picked and immediately pressed. After the soft pressing, the must was chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit to favor a natural settling of the impurities. The clarified must was then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks at a temperature of 61° Fahrenheit in order to fully bring out the aromatic quality of the grapes.... View Article