Every 4 months Postino rolls out a new list of unique wines. Brent Karlicek, Beverage Guru, gives insight into the creation of the latest and greatest program.
How do you pick out wines exclusively for Upward Projects?
“We put a great deal of effort into understanding the marketplace, both in Phoenix, and on the national stage. We’re constantly searching for the opportunity to represent up-and-coming producers, unique varietals, and regions crafting wines of character. Our deep relationships with importers, and our frequent discovery trips, provide an opportunity to keep things interesting for our guests, as well as our team.”
What goes into the roll out of the new list?
“For the release of every new Postino program, which generally consists of twenty-seven wines, we’ll typically taste through two hundred to three hundred possibilities, with the intention of identifying amazing wines that fit not only key varietal categories, but that help us achieve a broad spectrum of styles.”
What interesting wines can guests expect to see?
“Bisceglia Aglianico: Incredibly aromatic, with ripe red fruits, fine grained tannins, and ample food-friendly acidity. Often hailed as the Nebbiolo of the South, Aglianico has plenty of complexity to “wow” in it’s youth, but it’s charms truly unfold with a bit of age. We’re currently pouring the 2009 vintage of this gem.”
Stop by any of our three Postino locations, and be sure to tell us about the new wines you fall in love with!