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Friday, April 24, 2009

L'Italianissimo: Biondivino (corrected 4/24)

Posted By on Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 9:51 AM

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correction 4/24: I was misinformed by the importer, tonight's tasting is $10

When A16, Incanto, La Ciccia, or some other restaurant with a long list of obscure Italian wines serves you something delicious you've never heard of and you want to buy some to drink at home, the first place to call or visit is Biondivino (1415 Green between Polk and Van Ness). This small shop is jammed to the ceiling with many of the best and hardest to find Italian wines. They also carry some equally esoteric wines from neighboring Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia.

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Get on the shop's mailing list for news about occasional tastings. As previously reported in our weekly wine events calendar,

he next one is coming up this Friday, April 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.,

featuring winemakers Mauro Vergano of Chinati Vergano, Alessandra Bera

of Vittorio Bera

(Asti), Arianna Occhipinti (Sicily), Silvio Messana of Montesecondo

(Tuscany), Cristiano Guttarolo (Puglia), and Francesca Padovani of

Fonterenza (Montalcino). Admission is $10 and Louis/Dressner, the

importer sponsoring the tasting, has a local following, so get there

early to be sure of getting in.

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