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Weekly Pairing 8/13/2012

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Col del Mondo
Pecorino Bianco
Colline Pescaresi I.G.T.

From an ancient land and grapes comes a new winery. Col del Mondo produced their first vintage of their pecorino Bianco in 2005. Pecorino Bianco is an indigenous Italian varietal that has been grown in Abruzzo since the Sanniti, the original Abruzzese, inhabited the area. The wine's name, Kerrias, is the local term for the Sanniti who lived there.

The grape's name is the same Italian word as cheese made from sheep's milk, pecorino (pecora literally being the word for sheep.) The vines hang low, the grapes are sweet and the sheep like to eat them, hence the name.

The wine is definitely influenced by the Adriatic ocean. The vines are planted 150-300 meters above the region of Pescara that is on the ocean allowing for a long cool growing season. As you would expect, the wine is great with fish as well as cheese. It is also a great value at $15 for a summer sipper.

Casatica di Bufala
Water Buffalo

Made by the Gritti brothers in Lombardy, this unctuous cheese is great with dry crisp whites or sparkling wines. The creaminess on the palate is not dissimilar to that of bufala mozzarella, but this cheese is more similar in texture to a large creamy Brie.

Something spicy....

Tutto Calabria
Hot Long Chili Peppers
$12 for 10.2 oz

Heats you up to cool you down on a hot summer's day!

Some of the items below require overnight shipping (marked with *)

  Col del Mondo "Kerrias" Pecorino Bianco $15.00 (currently out of stock)

  1 lb Casatica di Bufala $30.00*


  1/2 lb Casatica di Bufala $15.00*


  1/4 lb Casatica di Bufala $7.50*


  Tutto Calabria Hot Long Chili Peppers $12.00




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