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Italian Wine Tasting with Alessandra Bera & Arianna Occhipinti Saturday, August 22nd 2pm > Details
Wine Tasting with Alessandra Bera & Ariana Occhipinti
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
Soif is pleased to welcome back Arianna Occhipinti for a return engagement along with Alessandra Bera of Vittorio Bera e Figli, Saturday, August 22, 2-4 PM.
These two exceptionally talented women operate properties at distant ends of Italy, and make very different wines, yet they share many winemaking sensibilities. They both work as naturally as possible, using only a small amount of sulfur in the vineyards.
The histories of the properties are also quite different. The Bera estate dates to 1785, when Alessandra's ancestors purchased some of their original vineyard land near Canelli from the Knights of Malta. Their principal wine is Moscato d'Asti and six of their 12 hectares, are devoted to the lovely Moscato grape for that purpose. The wine is downright inhalable. It will change the minds of anyone who wrongfully assumes they don't love Moscato. Alessandra also produces uber tasty Barbera and Dolcetto, as well as a lively blend of Arneis, Cortese and Favorita called Arcese Bianco.
Arianna Occhipinti runs her own domaine, which she started in 2006. Her fame quickly spread, by virtue of her absolutely delicious wines and her extraordinary charm. Her uncle, Giusto Occhipinti, is one of the founders of the seminal Vittoria winery COS, however Arianna has established an outstanding reputation independent of her uncle's celebrity. She has resurrected many older vineyards on the southern coast of Sicily, mostly Frappato and Nero d'Avola, with a little Zibbibo and Alborella.
Join us for a tasting of their exceptional wines
Saturday, August 22nd at 2pm.
Tickets are $20 per guest, and are by reservation only. Please call 831-423-2020 or email email@example.com to book a reservation.
As always, wine club members are allowed one free seat. Click here if you are interested in joining the wine club.