For this Thursday’s virtual wine dinner (the first of the year!), we’ll be sending our guests home with a bottle of Tenuta San Guido’s Le Difese.

Most wine lovers in the U.S. have never heard of the winery. But they have almost certainly heard of its most famous bottle: Sassicaia, a wine considered by many to be the very first “Super Tuscan.”

On Thursday, we won’t be tasting the Sassicaia. But we will be tasting a wine that comes from the same vineyards where the Cabernet Sauvignon for Sassicaia is grown. The difference is that the wine we’ll be tasting is their bottling of the estate’s Sangiovese, the quintessential red grape of Tuscany.

We’ll definitely be discussing Sassicaia, Super Tuscans, and the legacy of San Guido in Italy across the world.

But the thing that I really want to talk about is horses. Yes, horses!

Few among even the most sophisticated Italian wine lovers knows that Tenuta San Guido was extremely famous in Europe long before the first bottle of Sassicaia was sold.

The farm was actually the most renowned horse ranch of its day and its horses often went on to win top races across the Continent.

It’s a fascinating story that I can’t wait to share with you. And I know that you’ll enjoy learning about one of Italy’s most celebrated wineries and the cultural and historical context where it flourished.

I hope you can join us for our first evening of great food, wine, and conversation in 2022. Many more to come!

Thanks for your support.
Jeremy Parzen
wine director

Sassicaia Jr. and the Story
of Italy’s Most Famous Racehorse

Thursday, January 13
7:30 p.m.
guests will be provided with a Zoom link

$119 per couple

Please email Jeremy to reserve
by clicking here.


Burrata con Fichi e Prosciutto di Parma
Cream-filled mozzarella, figs and Prosciutto di Parma

Spaghetti alla Bolognese
Spaghetti pasta with meat and tomato sauce

Stinco d’Agnello in Umido
Braised lamb shank served with polenta and green beans

Tenuta San Guido 2019 Le Difese

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