Finally Friday Wine Pick! Rosso dei Monti, Italian Wine from Umbria that is an Unforgettable Blend of Italian Grapes with Intense Flavors and Spice!


It’s finally Friday!

Grab a rustic pizza from your favorite Pizzeria and a bottle of Rosso dei Monti and let the weekend begin!


Rosso dei Monti 2010 by the Napolini family of Umbria

Around $13

Immerse yourself into a glass of a harmoniously fragrant and juicy blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Ciliegiolo, Merlot and Montepulciano di Abruzzo grapes that emerged from the vines planted in clay soils on the sunny hills in the Montfalco area of Umbria that has produced high quality grapes for centuries. Once picked and pressed, this beautiful blend is fermented and aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks and French and Slavonian oak casks and allowed to rest so that you can enjoy this wine at its absolute fullest potential.

From centuries of producing the highest quality grapes and then hand-harvesting at its perfect ripeness, a beautiful ruby red wine emerges with aromas and flavors of cherry and warm spices on the palate and nose finishing with a pleasant earthy pepperiness.

Italian Wines are meant to be enjoyed with food!

Just in time for the pleasant weather of spring, you will enjoy every drop of this wine with a rustic pizza with fresh tomatoes and basil or a selection your favorite Italian hard cheeses such as Parmigano-Reggiano, Asiago and Pecorino Toscano. Make a big bowl of Spicy Sausage and Rigatoni, pour a glass for you friends and they will love you even more!

In the mood for grilling? Pair this wine with a highly seasoned grilled steak or lamb chops as well as richly flavored Tennessee BBQ!  A match made in heaven!

Drink up and get ready for next Friday!




03 2015

Want Your Wine over Ice? Join Us at Nashville Predators Foundation 10th Annual Wine Festival and Tasting on top of the ice at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Wine For A Cause!

Enjoy sipping wine over the ice at Bridgestone Arena and taste some of Nashville’s finest culinary delicacies while supporting the Nashville Predators Foundation!

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Wine tasting & Hors d’oeuvres over the ice on the Bridgestone Arena floor
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
$75 per person

WHAT: Nashville Predators Wine Festival and Tasting presented by King Jewelers
WHERE: Over the ice at Bridgestone Arena 501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 27203
WHEN: Thursday, April 2nd 6-10 p.m.

                                                           TICKETS:  PURCHASE HERE!

  • The 2015 Nashville Predators Wine Festival and Tasting presented by King Jewelers is just around the corner!
  • This is the 10th year that the Nashville Predators have hosted the event, which raises funds to support the Nashville Predators Foundation.
  •   The Predators Foundation, which was founded in September 1998, strives to meet the educational, social, health and cultural needs of the Middle Tennessee community by offering unique resources and financial support to local youth-oriented organizations.
  •  The Foundation has awarded more than $4 million to the greater Nashville community since being established and donated nearly $900,000 in cash to community organizations during the 2013-14 season alone through grants, player ticket programs, fund-raising efforts and more.


- Includes the tasting of more than 200 high-end wines, spirits and craft beer

o Six local distributors: Aleksey’s Imports, Athens, Best Brands, Horizon Wine & Spirits, Lipman Brothers and Omni Beverage Company are participating in the event

o Additional participants include Frugal MacDoogal, AJAX Turner and more
– Culinary delicacies from Nashville restaurants
– Extensive silent auction
– Photo opportunities with Predators personalities and mascot Gnash


Amy and Lisa 2014!

Check out the 2014 Recap here!

Check out the 2014 Photo Gallery here!

I will see you there! CHEERS!



03 2015

Lisa’s Thirsty Thursday Wine Pick: Barahonda Barrica 2011 – A Full-Bodied and Sexy Spanish Wine Pairing with Your Weekend!

Hey Nashville! What are you drinking this weekend?

Barahonda Barrica 2011 is a sexy, full-bodied and complex Spanish Wine that is just perfect for sharing with friends or pairing with your favorite meal!

75% Monastrell 25% Syrah,  Priced around $20


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Barahonda 2011 is synergy: the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. 

The Yecla region in southeastern Spain has hot, dry summers that are ideal for the late-ripening Monastrell grape. Low rainfall and the temperature variation between night and day contribute to slow ripening, intense color, flavor and aroma concentration.

Monastrell is a rich, dark, fruit-driven red wine with meaty, herby and distinctive aromas and with strong tannins.  Blending Monastrell with another Spanish favorite varietal, robust black grape Syrah, with flavors and aromas of blackcurrant, licorice with strong tannins and distinctive black pepper on the palate creates a mouthwatering, balanced wine with all of your favorite aromas and flavors that you love in Spanish wine.

 The synergy of this blend is truly a gift for the palate! This is a sexy wine!

It is quite floral, spicy and muscular with a well-developed full body you can see in the glass and taste on the palate. Fragrances of dark, ripe blackberries rich with spiciness and a generous touch of licorice and minerality from the limestone,clay and sandy soils. A sturdy backbone of tannins with a hint of smokiness creates a wine that is big, bold, aromatic and luscious all at the same time!

A Pairing for You!

Here is a leisurely meal for the weekend with Spanish Paella filled with chicken, shrimp and mussels with bold spices including smoked paprika and saffron.  Home-smoked briny olives (ask me how!) served with Spanish cheeses are the perfect tapas to complete this wine pairing dream!

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