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Borgo San Lorenzo 2016
Soave Classico DOC, Italy

High Society (1956)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 @ 12:00 AM (ET)

What better to pair with a crisp and refreshing white than an elegant musical comedy? This film’s love triangle of a divorced socialite (Grace Kelly), her exhusband (Bing Crosby), and a tabloid reporter (Frank Sinatra) who converge on her Newport nuptials matches up perfectly with this wine’s hint of saltiness. Enjoy MGM’s gorgeous Technicolor remake of The Philadelphia Story, complete with terrific music by Cole Porter.

THE WINE

Soave is one of Italy’s best-known whites – Master of Wine Jancis Robinson says it “deserves the kind of acclaim white Burgundy gets.” Yours is from Borgo San Lorenzo, an estate that lies between the ancient Soave and Monteforte castles. This spot is also home to some of the oldest and very best vineyards around. Crafted from zingy, old-vine Garganega and delicate, nutty Trebbiano, the wine was also given extra contact with the grapes’ skins, adding further texture and complexity.

THE WINEMAKER

This deliciously fresh and fruity Soave comes courtesy of white wine maestro Maurizio Biscardo. His family have been making top-notch wines in the Veneto region since the end of the 18th century. And Maurizio is renowned for his quality-driven approach. Aside from making acclaimed northern Italian whites for his family’s estate, he lends his expertise as a consultant winemaker to other projects – and also loves working with local growers to promote the region’s wines.

THE REGION

WM_Maurizio-Biscardo_retouched_FLATAs The Wine Advocate notes: "Argentina is the most exciting New World wineproducing country. At their best, these wines exude panache, complexity and unbridled deliciousness." Malbec has paved the way, but wine fans are discovering just how delicious the star white grape can be. For this gem, we headed to Salta, home to the world's highest vineyards (some over 10,000 ft.).

WITH FOOD

fish_trout_gourmetAlma Andina is uplifting on its own and also great with Latin food – especially if seafood is involved. Steve’s favorite match is a mouthwatering ceviche. Need a vegetarian option? Torrontés has a wonderfully crisp quality, which means it will go nicely with all manner of vegetable dishes. We tried (and loved) black bean dip with queso fresco.

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