Tuscany 101 Educational Tasting and Steals of the Month for August

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please join me for A Taste of Tuscany on Tuesday, August 30th.  Seating is limited.

What: Tuscany 101 Educational Tasting where I will walk you through the ins and outs of one of the finest regions in the world.  We will discuss grapes, vintages, classification and quality tiers while tasting classic examples from the region with light foods from Pallotta’s  paired accordingly.  It will be a tasting you won’t want to miss!

When: Tuesday, August 30th from 6-8pm

Where: Pallotta’s Italian Grille

Woodridge Shopping Center

27606 I-45 North

Conroe, TX 77385 (right by the New Spec’s Oak Ridge North location)

Price: $60 per person


Tenute Guicciardini Strozzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2014

Collazzi Super Tuscan Red Blend IGT 2012

San Felice Campogiovanni Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2012

Cavalierino Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2011

and possibly 1 more to be determined….

30 seats available

RSVP to: jamesbarlow25@hotmail.com


Chateau La Tour De Beraud 2011

Costieres de Nimes, France

Cash Price $9.99

This Grenache based Rhone blend is drinking beautifully right now.  Fruits of  wild red berries and red cherries hit into medium tannins and acids with touches of garrigue.  James Score: 89 Points

Conde Pinel Dry Rose 2015

Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain

Cash Price $9.99

Deliciously dry and refreshing, this Spanish Rose offers flavors of wild strawberries and ripe cherries on the palate with medium plus acidity.  Hints of red apples and wild flowers quaff throughout the finish.  James Score: 89 Points

Blume Verdejo 2015

Rueda, Spain

Cash Price $7.99

Blume is 100% Verdejo that is bursting with energy and fruit.  Flavors of ripe peaches and nectarines meet fleshy stone fruits with medium acidity.  The finish is light and tropical with whiffs of mango and papaya.  James Score: 87 Points

Thank You,

James C. Barlow

Certified Wine Educator

Certified Sommelier






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3 Responses to Tuscany 101 Educational Tasting and Steals of the Month for August

  1. Tom Simms says:

    At the new Woodlands Mega Store, there is no place with all of your wines of the month together. You have to hunt them down individually. You are not getting maximum benefit from your marketing effort. In addition to having the wines in one spot, you should also post your newsletter nearby for those that did not get it or bring it to the store. There is plenty of unused space in the store so there must be a spot somewhere for this.


    Tom Simms

  2. Carl King says:

    Hate to miss this one but will be in Hawaii:)

    Carl King carl@cavaux.com

    I have made decisions with information and decisions without information. I have always made my best decisions with information.


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