Southern Italy is one of the often-forgotten areas for wine production in Italy. A lot of the production in this area has suffered historically from underinvestment. However, the area is having a huge revitalisation with the quality of wines coming from the South now amongst some of the best in Italy, and in this tasting we aim to show you three fantastic examples, including one of our wines of the year.
We are joined in this tasting by Angelo Cotugno from San Marzano, the producer who put the region of Puglia on the map. San Marzano have been one of the pioneers in the South of Italy improving winemaking techniques and making world class wine from the area. They have also been awarded Italian producer of the year, amongst a raft of other awards for the quality of wines they produce.
You will get three 750ml bottles, one white wine, and two red wines* for this tasting which is live at 6pm on the 3rd October.
This recurring event will be hosted by both Phil the owner and Paul the wine educator, plus Will the owner of Anderson & Hill, giving you a unique chance to experience a tasting with both wine experts at Loki, and a cheese expert.
To make it simple for you, for this tasting you just need to buy the wines from us, then purchase the cheese to match the wines.The cheeses this week are: Raschera, Toma Piemontese, Gioiosa Sardinian Pecorino.* If you can’t get the Anderson & Hill cheese you can try to find: Muenster cheese, A Mature hard cheese, Pecorino.
Collect from either store You can collect the cheese & wine on the week of the tasting from either store from 2 pm on Wednesday -4:30 pm on Saturday for free by selecting the free collection from store option at the checkout.
If you live within 5 miles of Loki you can select the option to get 300 grams of cheese (approximately 3×100 grams of each cheese) of delicious Anderson & Hill cheese delivered with your wines. Or we deliver on Wednesday’s to Solihull & surroundings, Thursday to Stourbridge & surroundings, and Friday to Sutton Coldfield.
If you live outside the 5 miles we can ship you the wine via UPS express delivery (usually 1-3 days), however as we cannot guarantee that the wines sent via UPS will be delivered in time for the live tasting, we will be providing everyone with the video of the tasting afterwards. Unfortunately we cannot ship the cheese out via UPS.
The format of the event
The live video will happen from 6pm on Saturday and will last for at least one hour. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have during the event, please use the live chat and talk to us and will relay the messages to the speakers.
If you cannot make the live video we will send everyone a recording of the event usually around 2 hours afterward the end of the tasting, so you can enjoy the tasting at a time convenient for you.
Price: £55 which includes the three bottles of wine and the hosted wine tasting – This should be enough for up-to 3/4 people depending how much you want to drink!
Cheese from Anderson & Hill: £10 for 300 grams of cheese (approximately 3 x 100 grams).
Latest order for delivery within 5 miles is Friday at 2pm, and for further afield is Thursday at 2pm.
Delivery will usually be fulfilled on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before the tasting.
*Due to availability of products during the Covid crisis, wines and cheese are subject to change without notice.