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Sat, Jul 31


Saint Michaels

Wine Tasting: Importer Russ Lorber & New Wines/Grapes to Taste!

Expand your palate! Free wine tasting with fabulous wines from importer Russ Lorber Founder of Wide Roots, as we introduce to you wines we believe you will love and may never have had before!

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Wine Tasting: Importer Russ Lorber & New Wines/Grapes to Taste!
Wine Tasting: Importer Russ Lorber & New Wines/Grapes to Taste!

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Saint Michaels, 104 Railroad Ave, St Michaels, MD 21663, USA


About the Event

Join us as we introduce to you what we believe will be possibly 3 new grapes to your palate: from Le Marche, Sardinia and Puglia. Come meet Russ Lorber, Importer & Founder, Wide Roots, as we visit these three regions with wines for you to taste. 

About the wines, choose any 3 to taste:

Hiso Telaray Alberelli de la Santa Negroamaro Rosato Salento IGT 2019 - A beautiful rosé wine.  Hints of salmon in its color, this wine bursts with fresh strawberry flavors and floral aromas, complemented with a crisp acidity. Outside of Puglia a rosé of Negroamaro is an unusual wine that beckons the delights of the Puglian traditions.

Tenimenti Spinsanti “Sisto V” Spumante Brut Pecorino - A sparkler from the hottest grape in Italy. Made from 100% Pecorino grapes, and winemaker Catia’s magic touch, this dry sparkling wine has bright acidity, fresh apricot and pear notes, and herbal and acacia characters. Pairs well with oysters and hard cheeses. Woman owned and produced.

Audarya Nuragus di Cagliari DOC 2020 - A rare, ancient variety difficult to find outside of Sardinia. Audarya takes great pride in its Nuragus, a historic grape unique to southeast Sardinia.  This brilliant wine is crisp but soft; fresh citrus and peach, floral, and elegant. Pair with seafood and a beach view.

Rocca Nero di Troia Puglia IGT 2020 - Great value, off the beaten path. A very deep ruby red hue with notes of ripe red fruits and cherries with hints of spices and tobacco, this wine showcases Puglia’s high quality, indigenous Nero di Troia. This wine is perfect for lamb and pork dishes!

We hope to see you at Simpatico in the courtyard to explore these amazing wines! Cin Cin!

About Russ Lorber: In 2013, I set off on a path of demystifying the wines of Europe–a section of stores and wine lists that I previously avoided. This path rewarded me with an understanding of what wine really is…a centerpiece of gatherings with families and friends; something to facilitate celebration. When visiting family wineries in Europe, I found the experience to be like an invitation to a family gathering, and I admired the passion of the winemakers for their craft. I launched Wide Roots, a wine import/wholesale company based in Baltimore, to bring the essence of this experience to more wine drinkers, hoping to help them in unlocking this world much the same way that I did for myself.  I am certified by Vinitaly International Academy as an Italian Wine Ambassador, have achieved Level 2 with distinction for Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), and have passed Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1. My prior experience includes operations management, finance, and supply chain.

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