Famed Bordeaux enologist Michel Rolland consulted for India-based Grover Zampa winery when they planted their vineyards in the early 1990s in the Nandi Hills region of South-Central India. Now you can taste a collection of these international wines on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6-8pm at The Barrel Thief, a popular wine and whiskey bar in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. There will be a nominal $5 tasting fee.
“This is only the second Indian wine tasting we’ve been aware of in Seattle, the first being many years ago,” says Christopher Gronbeck, owner and visionary behind The Barrel Thief. “We think the wait has been worth it, and the Grover Zampa wines are both world class and affordable. Plus, think of how fun it will be to show up with a bottle of wine at your next party and ask people to guess where it’s from! Do you have a Sommelier friend who needs stumping? This is your wine.”
There is a noticeable and significant French influence in Grover Zampa wines, which are especially food-friendly with the spicy cuisine of the region.
At the January 31st tasting event, Gronbeck will be pouring:
• Grover Zampa Art Collection Rose ($12)
• Grover Zampa Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc ($12)
• Grover Zampa VA Reserve Viognier ($18)
• Grover Zampa La Reserve Red ($15)
• Grover Zampa VA Reserve Red ($18)