Sip of the Day

October 27, 2021

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] of the year.

Feudo Maccari Contrada Santo Spirito Animardente Etna DOC

The tales in “Reality and Other Stories” are spooky. You’ll feel a vague sense of unease that something is off while reading, and then author John Lancaster ends each story with a sinister surprise twist—often not until the very last sentence. They are just right for Halloween! I paired his book with a delicious volcanic red from the slopes of Mt. Etna, Sicily: Feudo Maccari Contrada Santo Spirito Animardente Etna DOC. Why? Because grapes growing in the sinister shadow of a volcano is definitely a surprising twist of viticulture. The wine is as highly satisfying as the stories; every sip is delicious, with refreshing acidity and bold tannins, plenty of red plum fruit, black raspberry, and hints of flowers, pepper, and graphite.


Sicily, Italy


100% Nerello Mascalese

Santo Spirito Etna

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red in color, with garnet hints. On the nose, the wine expresses floral notes with delicate and intense violet notes. On the palate it's a harmonious and well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs well with red meats and grilled mushrooms.


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