We are very excited about our upcoming tasty with BZ this Saturday, April 2 from 1p-5p. He is even bringing us a new friend for all of us to meet: Anne Hay of Snarky and Spirited Wines. Anne is a wine rock star in the making!
In a male-dominated industry, Anne is taking the reigns and, as she says, “giving the business a kick in the pants we feel necessary.” Gotta love that!
After 14 years in the wine business, Anne sold everything she owned, got a loan from a couple of friends, and started her business importing wines from some of her favorite places around the world. Needless to say, her portfolio is stellar.
We asked Anne for a little information about the wineries she is highlighting for our tasting. Here is what she had to say…
Gigi Valle was one of the first oenologists in Friuli, graduating in 1949. Over the years, he began acquiring prime vineyards in the Colli Orientali, became friends with Pavarotti, sailed with Ernest Hemingway, developed the first sterilized bottling line in the region and then proceeded to win over 400 gold medals internationally. Now in the hands of his son Paolo, the Valle family has continued innovating the wines of the Colli Orientali and elevating the status of the region.
What we’ll taste Saturday: Friulano, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Refosco