Looking for a wine off the beaten path? Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville, is hosting a wine tasting featuring unusual grapes 6:30 – 8:30 PM Wednesday, March. The cost is $20 per person and includes food pairings.
Included in the tasting are:
1. Taburno Falanghina – From the Campania region. A white that has a floral/stone fruit nose with good acidity and expressive fruit on the palate. Unoaked.
2. Boccadiggabia Rosso- From the Marches region- A blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano. This is old world wine making at its best. Earthy , cherry flavors with mild tannins. The ultimate pizza/Pasta wine.
3. Castel Santa Lucia Vigna del Melograno Rosso- From the Puglia region. Made from the indigenous grape variety Troia. More old school style with bracing acidity and spice and an earth mouth-feel.
4. Terre Nere Etna Rosso- From Sicily. This could be the most interesting red wine made in the region. The Nerello Mascalese grape comes from the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna. It has the body ,color and aroma of a red Burgundy but with the finish and taste of Nebbiolo.
Zinful has also announced some specials for area wine lovers. On Monday and Tuesday glasses of wine (anything open) are just $5. Also on Monday and Tuesday you’ll get a free appetizer or dessert to share with any bottle of wine you purchase. The fun keeps rolling on Wednesday with $5 glasses (anything open) plus half price appetizers in the bar.