Wine of the Week - Like someone speaking softly to get your undivided attention, Regaleali whispers delectable mineral, floral and citrus aromas to draw you into a glass of effusive apple, pear and lemon zest flavors cheered on by bright and lively acidity. The Tasca d'Almerita estate is in Sicily, the island perched at the toe of the Italian boot, where they grow the three indigenous grape varieties used in this wine. It was made to showcase the fruit, so enjoy it while it's young with a tuna salad.
Wine of the Week - Bruno Giacosa is one of the master winemakers of Piedmonte in northwestern Italy. A traditionalist, his nebbiolos are wines that show their best after several years in the bottle. Fortunately, we don't have to wait so long for his Barbera d'Alba, which is a finely woven package of dried cherry, cedar, smoke and violets tied up with barbera's trademark piquant acidity and chewy tannins. Savor with venison or beef stew.