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Wine Tasting Discounts

Every week we give you a deal on the wines we have at our weekly wine tastings on Fridays 5-7pm and Saturdays 4-7pm.
10% off 3 bottles
15% off 6 bottles
20% off 12 bottles

Panzano's Wine Journal

new and special wines

Nebbiolo

May 10th, 2010 - Weekend Wine Tasting

Wines made from nebbiolo are typically dark, tannic, and higher in alcohol allowing for solid structured wines that tend to age very well. The wines tend to be strong with aromatics of cherries, herbs, violets, & truffles and have rich, leathery, deep well layered flavors that bloom and are long on the palate. Nebbiolo is the grape behind Italy’s most coveted wines; Barbaresco, and Barolo. A good bottling of nebbiolo can compliment robust dishes like wild game and braised meats as well as rich dishes like white truffle risotto and pungent cheeses. While Piedmont is reknowned for the production of high quality wines made from nebbiolo, it owes much to its neighbor Lombardy. It is believed that nebbiolo grape was first cultivated in the Valtellina region of Lombardy as far back as the 14th century. Even more fascinating the Valtellina region is the only other area outside of Piedmont in Italy that cultivates nebbiolo. Read the rest of this entry »


May 4th, 2010 - New Wines

The latest addition to our quiver of Roses has just arrived.The 2009 Planeta “Rose” Rosato of Sicily is comprised of 100% Syrah and very fresh and lively. This Rosato approaches with heavy amounts of blood orange and grapefruit which are kept balanced by good minerality and softer tannins accompinied by a finish of Rhubarb and notes of pepper. This is a excellent summer sipper.


You say “Rosé” I say “Rosato”

May 3rd, 2010 - Weekend Wine Tasting

Rosés (rosatos in Italy) are now in full bloom. “This early?” one might ask. Well, yes; if you’re speaking about wine. This is a glorious time of year when all those fantastic rosé/rosato wines start pouring in (pun intended). As the weather persists (warm sunny days that fade into cool nights), rosés are a great choice. Put to rest the notion of any link or similarity between white zin and rosé. Rosés are not sweet, flabby wines without charm. Rosés are, however, vibrant food-friendly wines with broad appeal. Read the rest of this entry »


Adonna Imports

April 28th, 2010 - Weekend Wine Tasting

Amongst our favorite wines at Panzano are the selections from Adonna Imports. Jeannie Rogers of Adonna Imports has been traveling all over Italy for more than twenty years and has discovered some of Italy’s most treasured wines. We have the pleasure of tasting wines from Jeannie’s portfolio every week, and hearing her discuss the hands on experience she has had with each winery is a real joy. The stories, experiences, and the expertise that Jeannie has been kind enough to share with us are priceless. We are grateful to be able to work with someone of this caliber. Just one complaint about working with Jeannie: we like everything we taste, making it nearly impossible not buy everything in her portfolio. The wines really are that good.  Read the rest of this entry »


Castellare

April 28th, 2010 - New Wines

Just in for the Castellare Wine Dinner at Tomasso on Wednesday May 5th: Chianti Classico, Riserva, and i Sodi.  Check out the menu: Castellare Menu


Beginning to see the whites…

April 20th, 2010 - Weekend Wine Tasting

Now that spring has hit full stride, it’s time to think about vino bianco: White Wine that is. For the contingency that exclaims, “I only drink red”, we strongly urge you to reconsider. Why?…living in New England we have the bounty of some of the best seafood in the world right outside our doors. Like many, we enjoy oysters on the half shell…now try pairing a red with them; not so easy is it? Sure it can be done, but it’s challenging and sure, beer will work but we like leaving as much room as possible for all those oysters. This is where white wines truly shine. The minerality and acidity bring out the briny sweetness of oysters and most other seafood to boot. Plus when the temperatures start to rise, it’s nice to have a refreshing option for vino so you can stay cool in the summer months  Read the rest of this entry »


Just Hanging Out

April 16th, 2010 - Weekend Wine Tasting

The wines on our table this week are brought to us by a local: Jeff Slavin, owner/operator of Hangtime Wholesale Wine of Medfield, MA. Jeff has an excellent palate and even better, Jeff has a knack for finding amazing wines that happen to be exceptional values. Just about every wine we have brought in from Hangtime has become a huge hit. Frequent shoppers will definitely recognize the following names; Dario D’Angelo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo($9), Le Sciare Primitivo($13) + Le Sciare Chardonnay($13), and the latest hit the Fuso Barbera($14). You can see the trend: great wines, low cost, and an overall satisfying wine buying and drinking experience. Read the rest of this entry »


Very European

April 6th, 2010 - Weekend Wine Tasting

This week we open our tasting table up to one of our mainstay distributors Café Europa. Café Europa is owned and operated by Todd Verhoeven and his wife Dee King. These two started out by focusing on importing the wines of Croatia. Their passion for wine and focus on sourcing wines off the beaten path naturally led them across the borders of Croatia into Italy and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »


Wines for Easter, Part 2

March 30th, 2010 - Weekend Wine Tasting

This Sunday is Easter and if you are still planning dinner and searching for the right wines for your dinner and your guests we have a few solid suggestions to consider.

While we rarely feature California Chardonnay for our tastings, there are a few that are far from typical and so good that we have to share them with you. Tony Coturri of Coturri Winery is a leading crafter and innovator in the movement of biodynamic and organic winemaking and all of his wines should be opened with expectation of something different. The 2007 Coturri Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay($29) is a great example of a fantastic Chardonnay that is loaded with personality and complexity. This is a big white wine with a lush palate that is full and rich without oak or vanilla. Generous minerality and citrus-like acidity bind with intense tones of apricots, pear, lychee nut, with tannins of white pepper followed by roasted almonds for a long finish. This wine is powerful and can take on very fatty foods and rich cheeses with ease and yes it will make ham taste even better. Read the rest of this entry »


Tonight's Specials

Updated: 07/05/2010

Panino Special -  Fresh Caprese Panino $8.56

Soup Special - Sorry, no soup today. $5.99

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 Join us July 21st from 5-7PM for a free wine tasting with Turtle Creek of Lincoln, MA.  Wine Dinner at Tomasso to follow immediately after the tasting.

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