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Alma Andina Torrontés 2014
Salta, Argentina

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
TUESDAY, MAY 21 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A Doris Day performance is perfect for the elegant stone fruit and white flower notes in this Northern Italian beauty. In this Cold War-era madcap romp, Day’s character has just started a new job at a space laboratory that develops inventions by engineering wizard Rod Taylor. She also moonlights as a mermaid for her father’s Catalina glass bottom boat tour business and, as the film opens, finds herself literally hooked by Taylor. Pour a delicious glass and enjoy.

THE WINE

Alessandro Gallici’s luscious Visionario white has delighted wine fans for 10 years. Critics love it too – the 2016 release boasts 93 points from Italy’s leading critic, Luca Maroni, and Master of Wine Julia Harding called a recent vintage “totally Italian and Venetian. Juicy, fresh, and complex.” Now, Alessandro is thrilled to introduce this special anniversary cuvée, crafted exclusively to say thank you for your thirsty support.

Like the original Visionario, this limited-edition release is made in the image of Luigi Felluga’s legendary, $60-plus Terre Alte. Alessandro even sourced the grapes from the same hallowed vineyards around the Abbey of Rosazzo, where he has to buzzed in the massive gates by the Felluga team. After hand-selecting the five best parcels, Alessandro treated the wine to kid-glove care in the cellar. Bursting with lovely floral-spice aromas and intensely concentrated, citrus- and orchard-fruit flavors, this is hands-down the finest Visionario yet.

THE REGION

WM_AlessandroGallici_SuitIf you were to drive toward Venice through the Dolomite mountains, you’d see golden orchards on the valley floor and vineyards clinging to the high, sloping hillsides. Northern Italian locals describe these mountain-ringed vineyards as aria condizionata (‘air conditioned’). It’s easy to see why, as the cooling influence of the Alps and the Adriatic Sea are ideal for locking in fresh, pure fruit flavors.

WITH FOOD

fish_Branzino_toppingWith Visionario, it’s all up to you. Let it lead you from a pre-dinner snack (perhaps a plate of crudités and Italian cheeses like Taleggio or Piave) into a seafood feast starring mussels fra diavolo, grilled calamari, or herb-roasted branzino. Alessandro also enjoys it alongside fresh shrimp platters. And, of course, it makes a refreshing, elegant aperitif too.

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