STEAL OF THE MONTH!
June 4, 2019 by PWM
2016 IL SOGNO SANGIOVESE
BOLOGNA, ITALY RED AMORE!
GET SOME BBQ RELIGION!
$5.95 BTL./$30.00 6-PACK
THE THEOLOGY OF BBQ: SCHISMS, ISMS, & THE MCRIBB HERESY!
We have a friend who once got in big trouble with his grandma after writing an article explaining how, since the hunting & spit-roasting of various creatures predates religion, BBQ is ultimately more important in human history. What he missed is that BBQ IS a religion in some areas and has at least three major sects: the Orthodox Friars of Fruitwood Smoke Slow Cooking, the Sainted Sisters of the Sauce is Boss and the somewhat hard to find Vicars of the Vinaigrette Marinade (& Eastern offshoot of the famously violent Dry Rub Rebellion of 1893). The defining of BBQ can start an argument (or even a fistfight) because (just like traditional wine styles) THESE THINGS MATTER: it is a culture, patrimony and heritage of someone you are talking about and that does not come in a bottle from the supermarket. But, by being a Big Tent house of the Q, we here at PWM are willing to arbitrate if you bring enough samples for lunch and we have also searched the globe to find the perfect wine to fit your BBQ so you (and your Sweet Red Sauce loving Brother in Law) can find an ecumenical summer:
Which of course brings us (finally) to our BBQ red du jour: the 2016 Il Sogno Sangiovese from Emilia Romagna! This is for adherents to the Credo Affumato of the holy Conclave of Smoke and Violets, Reformed: deeeep dark black cherry, ripe plum fruit with notes of smoke, rose petals, cassis and, yes, earth on the nose. WANT TO BE ENLIGHTENED!! How does $5 by the 6-pack grab ya?!?