Sip of the Day

March 19, 2021

Day #78 of the year.

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

Today is St. Joseph’s day, a.k.a “La Festa di San Giuseppe” (The Feast of St. Joseph). If you are not a Catholic, you may be wondering why you should care about a special day for St. Joseph. May I ask you, then, just exactly why you were wearing a hideous green shirt, drinking green beer, and eating corned beef and cabbage two days ago? Yeah. Growing up half-Italian (obviously, not the half that gave me my last name), March 19 was a celebrated day, during which we feasted on a range of pastries and pastas, with figs and fava beans as familiar fixtures. It was, and still is, a great excuse to gorge on zeppole – scrumptious fried dough balls that swim in powdered sugar. This year, St. Joseph’s day lands on a Friday, which is significant because during Lent, Catholics are not supposed to eat meat on Fridays — except when La Festa di San Giuseppe lands on a Friday! So today, it’s OK to grill up a juicy steak, and I can think of no more fitting a wine to both match that steak and honor St. Joseph than San Guido Sassicaia — the original Super Tuscan. Buon Appetito!


Tuscany, Italy


Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Super Tuscan Italian red wine bottle

Tasting Notes

Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity.

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

Food Match

Pair with braised meats and hard cheeses.


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