Sip of the Day
January 6, 2021
Day #6 of the year.
Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino di Biserno Toscana IGT 2017
In the U.S., we usually add the three kings to Nativity scenes during the lead-up before Christmas for a “complete” tableau. However, the three magi didn’t reach their destination until after Jesus was born, purportedly on January 6, a day also known as the Epiphany. This Italian wine is a royal match for Three Kings Day with its notes of spices and chocolate, and this stately, bold red might even be a more welcome gift than myrrh in this day and age! Its origins are doubly fitting, for Italians take the Epifania seriously. Their Christmas holidays extend well into January 6, and the Epifania celebrations often include a feast—at which this wine would be a welcome guest.