L' ARCO VINI TASTING - LOS GATOS
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

L' ARCO VINI TASTING - LOS GATOS

L' ARCO VINI TASTING - LOS GATOS
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Thursday October 25th, 6-8PM

Girasole Imports invites you to experience the wines of Luca Fedrigo. This is an opportunity to taste through a portfolio which carries forward the heritage of Giuseppe Quintarelli, an icon of the wines of Valpolicella in Northern Italy, into a new generation. The wines are available on a limited basis from Girasole Imports in partnership with Luca. These are wines made from native Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella and more, using methods that produce rich, ripe, intense, and balanced reds that pair well with stewed and braised meats, roasts, game and other fall dishes.

L’Arco is a project of passion stemmed from the tutelage of the legendary Amarone producer Giuseppe Quintarelli. At the young age of 17, Luca Fedrigo began his winemaking career when Giuseppe offered him an apprenticeship and took him under his wing. After 11 years of diligent practice, and with the support of Quintarelli, Luca decided to form his own winery, L’Arco. The estate is located in the most traditional of all seven Valpolicella zones, Negrar, and is in close proximity to the Quintarelli estate. The winery’s name, which literally means “The Arch”, refers to a stone arch called “Arco di Giove” that dates back to the 16th century and can be seen from the Fedrigo family’s farmhouse. For Luca, the Arch forges a connection to the past and he hopes to inspire that same connection with each of his traditionally made wines.

We will be pouring the full line-up of L’Arco wines: Amarone Classico, Acrum, Valpolicella, Pario, Rosso Veronese, Rubeo and Zoe Recioto

This is a casual, walk-up tasting. Please purchase tickets through link below.

$20 Members/$25 General

If you wish to enjoy dinner prior to or during the tasting, please make a reservation by calling us at 408-625-7272.

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OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY

OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY {Los Gatos}
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Date: Monday, October 8th  
Time: 5pm-8pm 

Join us for our monthly wine club pickup party! Always a fun and educational tasting, we will be opening all 16 different wines from our numerous clubs. All wines are steeply discounted and available for purchase only the day of the party. This is an informal, walk up tasting but be sure to show up early!

Location: Enoteca La Storia, Los Gatos

$20 General / $15 Members

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Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) Tasting
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) Tasting

Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) Tasting-Los Gatos
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September 27th 6-8PM

Come joins us and taste the wines of Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) from the Puglia Region of Italy, hosted by Paula Barbarito-Levitt, Italian Wine and Food Specialist, Cookbook Author, and Co-owner of Girasole Imports. If you like Zinfandel you will love the wines she is tasting! Three are 100% Primitivo, which is the same grape as Zinfandel. These wines are hearty and fruity like California Zinfandel but they are also fresh and minerally, without the jamminess that some Zinfandels can have. The other two are mostly Negroamaro, a fruity, earthy, spicy, dark berry and cherry flavored wine. The Salice Salentino (85% Negroamaro, 15% Malvasia Nera) is one of our most popular wines!

This is a casual walk-up tasting event. If you would like to sit down and enjoy dinner while you are tasting, reservations are recommended.

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Brisket and Big Reds (Los Gatos)
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Brisket and Big Reds (Los Gatos)

Join us on what is sure to be an epic afternoon of BBQ and "Big Reds!"  This event will feature the biggest, boldest and inkiest reds that we can muster, to go toe-to-toe with BBQ!

This is a casual, walk-up tasting of wines to pair with BBQ. Please call to make reservations if you wish to sit at a table. Wines subject to change.

2016 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel

2016 Turley Juvenile Zin

2014 Comartin Cuvée Cassidy

2016 Domaine Les Genestas Cotes du Rhone

2014 l'Arco Rosso Veronese

2015 Quilt Cabernet

2013 CP Vini Salice Salentino Riserva

Saturday September 22nd from 1-3PM

Brisket and Big Reds Tasting (Los Gatos)
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Nebbiolo Tasting (Los Gatos)
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Nebbiolo Tasting (Los Gatos)

Nebbiolo Tasting (Los Gatos)
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Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Ghemme, Carema, Spanna, Chiavannasca and Picutener they are all the same grape, NEBBIOLO! Come join us on Sept 15th from 1-3 PM to taste and compare the different wines of Italy made from the Nebbiolo grape! This is a casual walk-up tasting. If you would like to stay for lunch, reservations are recommended.

September 15th from 1-3PM

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SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)

SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)
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Date: Monday, September 10th
Time: 5pm-8pm 

Join us for our monthly wine club pickup party! Always a fun and educational tasting, we will be opening all 16 different wines from our numerous clubs. All wines are steeply discounted and available for purchase only the day of the party. This is an informal, walk up tasting but be sure to show up early!

Location: Enoteca La Storia, Los Gatos

$20 General / $15 Members

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Champagne and Food Pairing (Los Gatos)
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Champagne and Food Pairing (Los Gatos)

$80 per person, includes food and Champagne!  

Dessert Champagne to be announced soon!

Champagne and Food Pairing (Los Gatos)

Join us for a guided tour of Champagne with co-owner Michael Guerra Certified Sommelier, CSW, IWP, IWS. The tasting will include 5 unique styles all paired with appropriate foods. Specific wines will be chosen based on availability and announced 2 weeks prior to the event.

The pairings will be:

NV Veuve Fourny “Grande Reserve” Brut with Osetra caviar and creme fraiche on a crostino.

NV Hure Freres “L’Invitation” Brut Reserve with wild mushroom ravioli.

NV Veuve Fourny Premier Cru Brut Rose with Nova Scotia salmon, mascarpone cream, and capers.

2008 Pierre Gimmonet “Fleuron” Premier Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs with “Secret Recipe” fried chicken.

Extra Dry Champagne with cannoli.

September 5th from 6-8PM

This is a seated tasting event, reservations with a credit card are required. Cancellations made with less than a 48 hour advance notice will incur a $50 fee per person. When you make your reservation please enter “Champagne” in the notes.

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Cellar Clearance Tasting!!! (Los Gatos)
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Cellar Clearance Tasting!!! (Los Gatos)

Cellar Clearance Tasting!!! (Los Gatos)
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Tuesday August 28th 6-8PM

Come help us clear out our cellar to make room for new and exciting inventory!!! We will be tasting 10-15 wonderful wines and they will ALL be deeply discounted the day of the tasting ONLY! This will be a casual stand-up tasting. If you would like to also have dinner with us, reservations are suggested as seating is first come first serve without reservations. Hope to see you all soon!

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Joe's Heirloom Tomatoes and Jazz (Los Gatos)
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Joe's Heirloom Tomatoes and Jazz (Los Gatos)

We’ve developed a bit of a cult following for the heirloom tomatoes from our little farm in Los Gatos.  Each year we harvest up to 4,000 pounds of meticulously, organically grown, exotic heirloom tomatoes.  We turn them into simple, but exquisite dishes that showcase the quality of the ingredients and farming.  

Our special tomato menu usually runs from mid-July through the end of October.  

During the best part of the season - early August - each year, we host “The Don Olivet Quartet” and Girasole Imports for “Tomatoes and Jazz”.  It’s an event where you can experience ten unique heirloom tomato dishes, with 25 of the most tomato appropriate paired Italian wines, and listen to some amazing live Jazz from a legendary local.             Click here to learn more about the Don Olivet quartet.

Saturday, August 11th, 1 - 4PM

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Fried Chicken and Champagne with Chef Sefton and Blue Ribbon (Los Gatos)
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Fried Chicken and Champagne with Chef Sefton and Blue Ribbon (Los Gatos)

Back in the early 80’s, while growing up in North Jersey, one of our owners, Joe Cannistraci, met Sefton Stallard.  They became lifelong friends. After graduating from college, Sefton attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, along with high school friends Bruce and Suzanne. After graduating, Sefton traveled and worked for various restaurants such as the respected “Patina” in Los Angeles, while Bruce went on to co-own, with his brother Eric, what is now the legendary Blue Ribbon Brasserie on Sullivan St. in Greenwich Village.  Sefton eventually ended up back in New York and was placed at the helm of the kitchen of the Blue Ribbon Bakery. The Blue Ribbon Empire has since grown to over 16 locations.  Click here to read more about the restaurants. 

So where does fried chicken fit into the story?  Twenty years ago, the Blue Ribbon brothers developed a unique spice blend and method of breading chicken that became so good, an American classic in a French inspired brasserie was born! The dish became a huge underground New York City cult classic, loved by the likes of every day people to Hollywood celebs.  

This fried chicken is SO GOOD we are bringing this epic recipe to the Silicon Valley to be
featured in our Fried Chicken and Champagne tasting event!   See menu below.

RESERVATIONS WITH A CREDIT CARD HOLD ARE REQUIRED. A $24 per person fee will be charged if a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the reservation. Please book by calling us at (408)625-7272 or clicking the link below.

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Anything But Pinot Grigio Italian Whites Tasting! (Los Gatos)
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Anything But Pinot Grigio Italian Whites Tasting! (Los Gatos)

Looking for refreshing whites to drink this summer but tired of Pinot Grigio? Come join us on Tuesday July 24th from 6-8PM at Enoteca La Storia-Los Gatos and taste some OTHER ITALIAN WHITES!!! We will be tasting 7 great Italian whites (other than Pinot Grigio, OK maybe there will be ONE Pinot Grigio) that are a great value and fun to drink in this summer heat!  

This will be a casual walk-up tasting. Reservations are encouraged if you would like to sit and enjoy a meal. All wines will be available during the event at special event pricing.

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Island Wines (Los Gatos)
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Island Wines (Los Gatos)

Tuesday July 17th 6-8PM

Ready to try some new and interesting wines!?! Come join us on Tuesday July 17th from 6-8PM at Enoteca La Storia-Los Gatos and taste white and red wines from the Islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica. Enjoy a little bit of island life right here at home!

This will be a casual walk-up tasting. Reservations are encouraged if you would like to sit and enjoy a meal. All wines will be available during the event at special event pricing.

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July Wine Club Pick Up Party (Los Gatos)
Jul
9
5:00 PM17:00

July Wine Club Pick Up Party (Los Gatos)

Date: Monday, July 9th
Time: 5pm-8pm 

Join us for our monthly wine club pickup party! Always a fun and educational tasting, we will be opening all 16 different wines from our numerous clubs. All wines are steeply discounted and available for purchase only the day of the party. This is an informal, walk up tasting but be sure to show up early!

Location: Enoteca La Storia, Los Gatos

$20 General / $15 Members

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