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The Sprezzatura Sampler

by Jane Berg

The Sprezzatura Sampler

Italy

Normally $354.95
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $266.00
(a 25% discount)

This item does not take further discounts

A quick google search will tell you that the definition of sprezzatura is a “studied carelessness, especially as a characteristic quality or style of art or literature.” I will add to that definition “of cuisine,” which isn’t a novel suggestion, considering that the impression of effortlessness as it pertains to a meal is a common aspiration. Growing up in the late ’90s, I used to come home from school and watch Nigella Lawson on the Food Network pull an abundance of divine ingredients from her fridge or farmers’ market haul that she happened to have lying around: full-fat creams, perfectly ripe tomatoes, gooey cheeses, and seasonal berries. What piqued my enthusiasm was not only how much pleasure she took in the cooking process, but also the way she threw a dish together. She glided from one item to the next, piling leafy greens, drizzling oils, and cracking pepper until—voilà!—luxurious but unfussy comfort food appeared, whipped together with finesse and ease. That is still how I aspire to eat, and now drink, today. The Italian wines in this sampler were chosen with sprezzatura in mind. They’re versatile, impeccably made, and beyond characterful, but the best part is you just have to pull a cork to enjoy them!



Sampler Includes:

Rosato Spumante Brut “Il Rosa”  • Sommariva  $14.95
2019 Veneto Garganega “El Gian”  •  Davide Vignato  $18.00
2019 Valle d’Itria Bianco “Rampone”  •  I Pàstini  $24.00
2019 Mataòssu “Vigneto Reiné”  •  Punta Crena  $30.00
2019 Friulano “La Duline”  •  Vignai da Duline  $48.00
2019 Dolcetto “Sörì Cristina”  •  Il Palazzotto $19.00
2018 Vittoria Calabrese  • Portelli  $22.00
2019 Lacrima di Morro d’Alba  •  Colleleva  $24.00
2017 Toscana Rosso “Monteleccio”  •  Sesti  $27.00
2016 Alghero Canulari “Arsenale”  •  Vigne Rada  $35.00
2012 Taurasi “Largo Madama”  •  Terre del Vescovo  $42.00
2015 Barolo “Gianetto”  •  Guido Porro  $51.00

Normally $354.95
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $266.00
(a 25% discount)

Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch

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