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Newsletter 10th December 2010

Dear amici and wine aficionados,

We know how tough it is going out in this cold weather to do our Christmas shopping. You could do the same from the comfort of your sofa, and have DrinkItaly to deliver directly to your door, or surprise your loved ones with a box of wine or one of our Gift Vouchers.

Here are a few suggestions for those of you who don’t want to brave the crowds, and want to send something really unique:

Our Delicious Organic Xmas Sparkling Wines

Prosecco Veneto

Christmas is fast approaching and bubbles are a great complement to the Yuletide, but with Champagne always expensive and some of it often dubious quality, we have just what you need to pop: Prosecco Veneto and Rosè Frizzante. Our organic Prosecco Veneto means no CO2 added, i.e. traditional vinification, natural fermentation with sparkle obtained from fermentation in stainless steel tanks. So you can forget about heartburn and headache (both very common at food feasts like Xmas)! It is a dry yet fruity wine with hints of elderflower & unripe apples. Clean and fresh, it is a perfect complement to canapés: imagine it along vol-au-vent filled with asparagus cream and topped with goat’s cheese.

Rosè Frizzante

Our organic Rosè Frizzante is made of 90% Raboso, 10% Prosecco. It is made following a procedure for white wine, but left in contact with the Raboso grape’s red skins temporarily, then macerated slowly for 3 months in stainless steel tanks, it too undergoes natural fermentation. The Raboso grape has a fruity acidity, along with red berries sweetness. Aromas of wild strawberries match a medium-dry palate of smooth tasting bubbles. This sparkle is fresh and bright, while a touch of Prosecco perfects the balance. A marvellous complement to Salmon mousse; we highly recommend it even with sponge puddings, like Victoria Cake or even cherry-bakewell tarts! Again, this is another very versatile, organic wine not to be missed. And if you’re pondering what could go with your smoked salmon croutons to start your Christmas lunch, we have the answer for you..... Chin - chin!!

Bagnoli DOC Borletti Spumante Brut 1998

Our Borletti Spumante Brut 1998 (winner of the Venice EnoConegliano) is for the discerning wine expert, we have a unique “champagne” a Spumante méthode classique, six years in the making (4 years on its lees, disgorged and 2 years in bottle. It is made with the unique Friularo grape giving it a tangy, citrusy finish. We are currently selling 1998 Vintage.

Gift certificate in case your gift is for someone very fussy about wine ; )

Gift Certificates

If you’re not sure that your aunty prefers a dry full body red to a fruity medium body one, Or if you know that your dad during his last holiday in Italy loved a wine that he tried, but you can’t remember if it was a white from the region of Venice or a red produced in Tuscany...then don’t worry, we have some gift certificate worth £15, £25 and £35 that the recipient can use at any time against any wine of their choice.

We are extending our Xmas offer voucher worth £15 for another week until the 17th December for orders of minimum 12 bottles (which you can pick and mix as usual). The only thing you have to do is to enter the Coupon ID: Xmas15 during the check out.

Always happy to hear from you; please give us a call at any time!