Tastings & Events
Wines of Northern Italy
with Marilyn Tilley of Piedmont Wine Imports
Saturday, March 25th, 1-4 pm
Join us this Saturday for a truly delightful journey through northern Italy. Marilyn Tilley from Piedmont Wine Imports will pour us through a diverse sampling of regional wines which takes us from Friuli Venezia-Giulia, near the Slovenian border in the northeast of Italy into three very iconic expressions from the Piedmont region in the northwest.
Marilyn will begin with the Visintini Sauvignon Blanc. Vinsinti is a small, sibling-run farm only about 4 miles from the rolling hills of Slovenia in Friuli Venezia-Giulia. Vinified in cement and aged in stainless steel, this wine has plenty of sophistication. To add to ample citrus notes of lime and subtle grapefruit, aromas of jalapeño, cumin, and mango dance with the senses.
Next, you’ll enjoy a red blend from San Marzano Oliveto, just south of Asti, in Italy’s lush Piedmont region. The Carussin family uses mostly Barbera grapes in the delicious ‘Completo’, bringing dried strawberry, cherry, violet, and nutmeg to the wine. Green herbs, tobacco, and tart cranberries come together to delight our palates and with a slight chill, this wine makes us think fondly of summer nights to come.
Then Marilyn will take you to southern Piedmont and you’ll find yourselves drinking the juice of Borgo Moncalvo in Loazzolo, just south of Canelli. Their beautiful Dolcetto is fruity and fresh, and a perfect dry incarceration of it’s namesake grape which translates to “little sweet one”. The grapes for this wine are hand-harvested from their perch high up on limestone rich hillsides, and, along with the Barbera grape, is the juice of the people of Piedmont themselves – expressive as it is versatile on your dinner table.
Strawberries and rose petals – here is your final moment of northern Italian deliciousness brought to us again by Borgo Moncalvo. This supple Brachetto, a frizzante style dessert wine, will make you feel like you’re swimming a backstroke in strawberry pot de crème. And who wouldn’t want that? It’s the perfect way to end the Saturday tasting and the perfect way for you to end a meal.
See you Saturday!
2014 Visintini Sauvignon Blanc, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy ($17.99)
2014 Carussin ‘Completo’, Piedmont, Italy (1 Liter at $20.99)
2015 Borgo Moncalvo Dolcetto, Piedmont, Italy ($13.99)
2015 Borgo Moncalvo Brachetto, Piedmont, Italy (1/2 bottle at $10.99)
All wines tasted are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)
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Über Wok Wine Dinner!
with Carlo Huber of Carlo Huber Selections
Monday, March 27th, 7 pm
at Super Wok
1401 SE Maynard Rd, Cary
Call 919.803.5473 for the waiting list
$50 per person (+booking fees)
Includes tax, gratuity, and transportation!
We all love a fancy a wine dinner. Carefully composed and beautifully plated dishes perfectly matched with artisan wines. Sadly, that is not how we eat most nights in our homes, but that doesn’t mean these simple yet delicious ‘everyday’ meals can’t be made even better with the right wine.
For this dinner, we’ll be teaming up with the always charismatic and charming wine importer Carlo Huber of Carlo Huber Selections and the ‘underground’ foodie destination of Super Wok of Cary to bring delight to your tastebuds and show off the versatility of Carlo’s Austrian wines for a Chinese food and Austrian wine pairing that has become a modern day classic.
About the Wines
Native Austrian Carlo Huber, through his importing company, is a staunch advocate for the artisan winemakers of Austria. He’s been steadily introducing American wine drinkers to these balanced and delicious honestly made wines. Carlo’s winemakers, with whom he has developed long-term relationships, create wines that are imbued not just with the character of their region, but also with the energy, care, and respect that was dedicated to them in the vineyard and in the cellar. That is why a number of them have become staples in the shop.
About the Restaurant
Few wines pair better with the bold flavors of Chinese food than Austrian wine, and few restaurants do these flavors better in the Triangle than Super Wok. Their humble decor and strip mall location belies the friendly atmosphere and the quality of the food which makes this place a destination for food lovers looking for quality above pretense. It’s the perfect opportunity for us to experience how this simple weeknight mainstay can become your new favorite eclectic pairing menu.
About the Dinner
Super Wok will be serving a delicious and diverse menu served in three courses drawing influence from some of their most popular and most extraordinary dishes at the restaurant, all done in a family style setting. Large plates will be shared at community tables as Carlo pairs the wines to match and talks about how his wines transform these amazing foods into wonderful pairings. With multiple dishes and multiple wines per course, this is the best value wine dinner we have ever offered!
Taking a look at the menu you’ll see we’ll be trying several different versions of one of the most versatile grapes on the planet – Grüner Veltliner. It will be a true study in how each wine tastes differently based on the terroir and the style in which it is produced as well as the food it is matched with. Plus, we’ll have the opportunity to try a rosé and a red that also show off their versatility and approachability that makes pairing with this menu a true no-brainer.
About the Transportation
Since the dinner is in Cary, you know what that means! A ‘Bubble Shuttle’ will be providing transportation to and from The Raleigh Wine Shop to Cary so everyone can enjoy their evening with the ease of knowing that no driving is necessary. Along the way, we’ll be serving up glasses of Carlo’s sparkling rosé from Tinhof, to cap off our immersion into the wines of Austria. For this dinner, the cost of the transportation is included! So let us know if you’d like to reserve a seat on the bubble shuttle along with booking the dinner.
Call 919.803.5473 to hold your place on the waiting list!