We are off to explore the fascinating island of Sicily, or Sicilia.
Located just a few miles off the "toe" of the Italian boot and a mere 100 miles from Tunisia, Sicily is the largest and most populated island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Until about 1950, no Italian was spoken on the island. If someone were to travel Piedmont to Sicily, conversation extremely difficult. It was quite literally two different languages.
Of course the most famous landmark of the island is Mount Etna, a still very active volcano.
The wines of Sicily are nothing like other parts of Italy. The whites can be soft and round with a rich palate. The reds can be lighter is style, but with plenty of tannins.
Stop b y this Saturday, April 27th and taste wonderfully new grape varietals like I nzolia, Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.
Se you Saturday, Caio Bello.
FUN! FUN! FUN!
See you this Saturday!
Back by popular demand, our very fun and informative wine and cheese paring classes. They will be on the last Thursday of May and June, 6:00-7:30p, right here at Arista.
Cost is $50 per person per class. But if you buy two or more classes, they will be only $45 per person.
Thursday, May 30th - France
Thursday, June 27th - WA/OR
Call us, email us or stop by and sign up for your favorite classes now as they will fill up fast.
UPDATE: As of Wednesday, April 23rd, we are more than half full on ALL of these classes.
WE ARE BACK TO NORMAL hours of operation. We will be open Mondays thru Fridays, 10:00a - 7:00p. Saturdays, 10:00a - 5:00p. And Sundays Noon - 5:00p.