UPTOWN Thursday 10/26/17 FREE Wine Tasting

with Certified Wine Specialist and Habitat for Humanity

…beautiful, refined and aged to perfection. Come taste two very rare yet classic Tuscan wines from Villa Calcinaia, one of the oldest Chianti estates in Italy. First we will taste a white Chianti and and then a Vinsanto, one of Italy’s most famous dessert wines. Vinsanto is an amber colored wine with a history as rich as the wine itself. And then several stellar Chiantis and other Tuscan reds. A certified wine specialist and representative of  Villa Calcinaia will be at our Uptown location pouring wines. The Villa has been the home of the Capponi family, one of the most influential families in Florence, since the mid-14th Century. It was the second half of the 18th century when, Count Ferdinando Carlo Capponi began to produce wine. Wines from those vineyards have been internationally recognized, praised and enjoyed since the beginning of the 20th century. The Chianti Classico of Villa Calcinaia in particular is the truest expression of the family’s pride and sense of history.

While not everyone is fortunate enough to live in a castle, our local charity partner for this tasting Habitat for Humanity makes those dreams of owning your own home come true for many people. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville’s mission is to, “bring people together to build and rebuild homes and communities, while catalyzing new pathways to safe, decent, affordable housing.” We are happy to announce that 15% of sales from bottles bought from tasting will go to Habitat for Humanity. If you can’t make it to Thursday’s tasting you can come to our Uptown store anytime the following week and just mention Habitat for Humanity and 10% of the sales from the wine you purchase will be donated to this wonderful organization.

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