Free Customer Appreciation Tasting on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm

Hello all,

I have an exciting Free Customer Appreciation Tasting on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm at the Spec’s Oak Ridge location.  Sorry for the late notice, but these wines are amazing so come taste and enjoy!!!!

Please RSVP to or

See you there!


Wines to be tasted:

  1. Le Monde Chardonnay
  2. Le Monde Pinot Grigio
  3. Le Monde Friulano
  4. Le Monde Pinot Bianco
  5. Le Monde Ribolla Gialla
  6. Le Monde Cabernet Franc
  7. Le Monde Refosco
Le Monde is located in the Friuli Grave appellation which produces more than 50% of the wine made in the entire Friuli Venezia Giulia region. The high Friuli plain is ideal for agriculture due to the large amount of calcareous-dolomitic material from river deposits over thousands of years, Alpine foothills that protect the valley from northern icy winds, and the Adriatic Sea which offers an important maritime influence. Originally founded in 1970, the Maccan family purchased Le Monde in 2008 believing that by following advice from top wine experts, implementing sustainable farming practices and state-of-the-art winemaking, the winery could produce wines that could reach the highest level of quality.  Alex Maccan’s vision was realized when he became the first winemaker in the region to receive the prestigious “tre bicchieri” from Gambero Rosso.  
Le Monde’s Sales Manager, Massimo Furlan, started his career in the fashion industry. Over a decade ago, he changed his professional path, opting to explore his passion for wine. He was keen to move back to the country and a chance meeting with Alex Maccan presented the perfect opportunity.  Working closely with Alex, Massimo’s responsibilities are focused on the export development of the business,  customer relations and marketing.
“It’s an exciting time at Le Monde.  Customers are now keen to hear our story. They love that we are true farmers, from an area of Italy that has a deep winemaking heritage. This history and knowledge combined with our modern-day production innovations, makes things exciting for us and interesting for them”.  Massimo lives just 15 minutes from the Winery, in a small village, where the values of rural community are still very much alive.  He believes that this traditional ‘understanding of humanity and nature’ is what Cantina Le Monde harnesses, both in terms of its produce and ethics.  “We are true to our Northern Italian rural heritage in every way.  More often than not our most useful critics come from the villages and people around us. They know the land, they know about wine – they’ve been brought up with it. They are true, honest experts, and it’s fair to say, if we pass their scrutiny, we must be doing the right thing!”.
See you there!
Thank you,
James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS


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2 Responses to Free Customer Appreciation Tasting on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm

  1. Jim Riley says:


    Please sign up Jim & Diane Riley. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Jim

  2. Marek Pakulski says:

    Sorry James, I will be attending a wedding in Puerto Vallarta.


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