Wine Of The Week (26)

When I first saw this bottle I had my doubts.  Somehow it read as big and tawdry.  But, I’ve learned to trust our sommelier David- at least when it comes to wine!  This week’s suggestion is the Villa Sparina,Piedmonte, Italy, 2009.  It retails on K&L wines for around $16, which means even if David were wrong my wallet wouldn’t be irreparably damaged.

The wine is a yellowy hue, flavored with lemon and peach. The nose is perfumed with floral notes that are quite welcoming.  In fact, David goes so far as to say, “there’s something unexpectedly sophisticated about this wine that draws you in.”  Perfect for starting off an evening of possibilities!


  1. I actually like the bottle!

  2. It sounds Dee-lish. I like a somewhat “fruity” in essence. Heck, I’d be tempted to buy it JUST for the bottle. I love the shape !!(kinda like mine…LOL)

  3. I think the bottle is cool looking too.
    I’ve never liked wine all that much frankly – but reading your wine post every week is slowly drawing me in. If I wind up a “wine addict” I’m blaming you Alexis
    Actually we do have a wine cooler in our storage…hmmm….)

  4. Well Alexis, I bought the wine you suggested two weeks ago and you were right on so it would only make sense that I try this one too. I hope it’s not hard to find?? I’m looking forward to it.

    • Rene— I am so excited to hear that! I will be sure to let our sommelier David know. As far as availability, I know it can be ordered the K&L wines, but I am not sure in general. David does try to pick wines that are accessible, but every market is different….

  5. wow! i love that you do wine suggestions. when i was living in milan i started getting really into wine and prosecco. i will have to keep an eye out for this one you suggest and try it when i find it. i’ll let you know what i think!! =)

    Kristy Eléna – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

  6. Will need to try this one! I love this wine of the week series… I’m definitely checking this out— vino lover over here too! Thanks! :)

  7. I’m new to your blog but I LOVE that you do wine suggestions! Me and my wine are like BFFs (I didn’t know how to make that sound a little less alcoholic but who cares?) I’ll try this out!

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