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Sat, Apr 02


Saint Michaels

Wine Tasting: Importer Russ Lorber - Puglia and Piedmont

Expand your palate! Free wine tasting with fabulous wines from importer Russ Lorber Founder of Wide Roots, as we introduce to you to new Italian wines!

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Wine Tasting: Importer Russ Lorber - Puglia and Piedmont
Wine Tasting: Importer Russ Lorber - Puglia and Piedmont

Time & Location

Apr 02, 2022, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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


About the Event

Join us Saturday April 2nd as we introduce to you to new wines from the Puglia and Piedmont Regions. Come meet Russ Lorber, Importer & Founder, Wide Roots, as we visit these regions with fabulous wines for you to taste.

About the wines:

  • Hisotelaray Alberelli de la Santa Negroamaro Salento IGT 2020 - Our favorite year-round rosé! Made from organically grown Negroamaro grapes. Youthful fresh strawberry and mineral; a heavier rosé with a pepper finish. Great with seafood and white meat. Hiso Telaray is part of the Libera Terre anti-mafia movement in Puglia.
  • Dezzani Modero 8 Gocce Piemonte DOC 2015 - Awesome value Italian red blend of 8 grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa, Bonarda, Albarossa. Great for Cab drinkers looking to cross over into other varietals. Pairs well with spicy dishes and grilled meats.
  • Ghiga Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2021 - Perfect for dessert, or celebration. Produced by the Ghiga brothers, Enrico and Davide, this effervescent wine has a complex fruit profile, with citrus, melon, and stone fruit, complemented by characters of honey and ginger. Add a little sweet sparkle to your life!

We hope to see you at Simpatico 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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