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Raise a Glass to Community Word Project

DiVino is proud to support the Community Word Project in their efforts to keep vital arts education alive in New City public schools. I am grateful for a dynamic public education that encouraged my creativity and helped me find a strong, smart voice.  CWP has been working for more than two decades so that the next generation will have the same opportunities that I have. Read more about their impact. 

Celebrate With Us on May 19th, 7-8pm ET

This year’s benefit is free to attend and completely virtual. You’ll get an intimate look inside the organization. Meet teaching artists, students, and supporters. Be uplifted and entertained. Check out last years’ virtual benefit series, The Art Inside.

Virtual Vino

To make your virtual experience a little more lively, we’ve put together a selection of wines, all available online within a reasonable price range. Choose a red, white, rosé, sparkling, or all four, and wine.com will get them straight to your door. Read on for our reviews and links to find the wines.

Red

Los Vascos (Lafite) Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Chile)

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A bright red and juicy everyday Cabernet from Chile’s much heralded Colchagua Valley. 

Viña Los Vascos is the Chilean outpost of legendary Bordeaux producer Lafite Rothschild.  Varietally correct, clean, and fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon with an elegant profile. 

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Deep ruby red color.Aromas of brambly blackberry, red berries, a bit of jam and pepper. On the palate is prickly in a good way with a juicy, dry finish.

Food and Wine Pairing

This not one to put away in the cellar for years. Open it up a few hours in advance and serve alongside red meats, aged cheeses, or your favorite nonprofit art education fundraiser! 

Read more about Chilean wines.

White

Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling 2019

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Give some love to our local New York wine country! Hermann J. Wiemer is a name to know in the Finger Lakes region, now making a splash well beyond our borders. 

Hermann Wiemer was born in Bernkastel, Germany. His family has winemaking in their blood and 300 years of experience working with none other than  Mosel Valley Riesling.  

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In 1973 he put down roots on a 140 acres west of Seneca Lake.  The lake effect, cool climate and unique soil blends of upstate New York has proven ideal for the cultivation of Germany’s precious aromatic grape. 

Stainless steel fermented and pure, untarnished by oak aging, this wine is a resplendent white gold color.  The nose is packed with quintessential notes of citrus, stone fruits, lychee, and distinctive minerality. The palate is clean and dry, reminiscent of the nose, with a long mineral finish. 

Food and Wine Pairing

Enjoy on its own as light meditation, salads, simple vegetarian, seafood, and poultry dishes, and of course, while supporting the next generation of powerful, creative leaders!

Rosé

Château de Campuget Tradition Rose 2019

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Evocative of spring and a harbinger of seaside sipping we’ve all been looking forward to!  Costières de Nîmes is a fairly new appellation, however, winemaking in the Western Rhone has Roman roots. 

The area is prized for pebbly ‘gress’ soils and the powerful mistral wind that helps keep plants healthy and imbues them with  distinctive seaside notes. This wine is an exceptional representation of traditional rosé winemaking.

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The winery has been in la Famille Dalle since 1942.  The wine is a classic blend of Syrah and Grenache Noir. The grapes are crushed and macerate for a mere 4-12 hours.

Pale pink color.  Fresh and pretty nose filled with strawberry tops, raspberries, sea salt and a savory Mediterranean herbs. Light fruit and refreshing acidity on the palate with a medium, mouthwatering mineral finish. 

Food and Wine Pairing

Whether you’re cheering on your favorite arts education nonprofit, or sipping poolside or beachside, this wine is perfect for picnics, salads shellfish, and light fare. 

Sparkling

Adami Garbèl Brut Prosecco

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In a world drowning in Prosecco, this one sparkles straight to the surface! 

In fact, we chose it for an episode of our YouTube wine-tasting series, 21 Day to Wine. Check it out! 

Prosecco is a grape, also known as Glera. Prosecco is also an appellation, a designation of origin for wines grown and produced in a specific region. In this case, northeastern Italy, outside of Venice.

In the local Veneto-area dialect, the word Garbèl refers to a satisfying sensation of freshness or pleasant lightness.  Prosecco should never be compared to Champagne.  They may look similar, but on closer inspection there is a world of difference. Read more.

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Garbèl  is an exemplary Prosecco. Bursting with fresh apple and pear notes, a touch of citrus, and just a shade of toast and brioche. Dry and crisp on the finish, it’s perfect as an aperitif and for special occasions that warrant a hearty “cheers!”

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Get your free ticket and drink along with us. Here’s to a brighter, smarter, more beautiful future!

As always, any donation will enable CWP to continue to reach 3,000+ students! That’s huge!


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