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Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,

We salute Italy this week, the land where wine and food are inextricably linked, with a fantastic "Wine of the Week", a library offering from a classic Barolo producer, and three major events.

Wine Of The Week
Costanti, Brunello di Montalcino 2001

A great way to start off the New Year is with this spectacular Brunello made by Andrea Costanti. Andrea’s family has been living in Montalcino since 1555 so he’s well versed in traditional winemaking. His style however, is a creative merging of old world techniques with modern technology. He sources fruit from high altitude vineyards which ripen the grapes slowly to physiological maturity yielding very clean fruit flavors. He then ages his wine for 18 months in French oak before transferring the juice into traditional large Slovenian oak bottis. The delicious result of his labors is a Brunello with pin point accuracy, elegant structure and lush cherry and tobacco flavors.

Costanti Brunello The Costanti has received 93 points from both Robert Parker and the Wine Spectator. Lovers of Brunello know that 2001 was the best vintage in Tuscany since 1997.

Here’s the deal… Shelf price - $77.99
This week only get 15% off... $66.00 per bottle!!

This sale ends on Sunday January 14th. Please order on-line or by e-mailing us at sales. Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak with a human, call us on 212-924-6999

Wine Of The Week - Part 2
Stay tuned on Thursday for some very special library selections from one of the great Barolo dynasties.

Piedmont Winemakers Dinner
Thursday, January 11th at 7:00pm
Gabriel’s Bar and Restaurant - 11 West 60th St
Across the street from the Time Warner Center

Four of the all time great Barolo producers join us for dinner at Gabriel’s Restaurant. Click on the above link for full details... there are still a few seats available for our first wine dinner in 2007.

Italian Winemaker's Super Fantastic Tasting
Friday, January 12th from 5:30-8:00pm

We’re launching our 2007 tasting season with a true blockbuster! We are honored to have Sarah Palma of Correggia, Claudio Gini of Gini, Matteo Molino of Molino and Silvia Vannucci of Piaggia pouring their wines and answering your questions in our store this Friday. This is the start of great things to come at Le Dû’s Wines in 2007.

Here's what we’ll be tasting...

Gini - Soave "La Frosca" 2005
A single vineyard Soave from Veneto.

Piaggia - "Sasso" 2004
A ripe blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot from Tuscany.

Correggia - "Roero" 2004
A pure Nebbiolo from Piedmont with vibrant and concentrated fruit.

Molino - Barbera d’Alba 2005
Mauro Molino's great Barbera which has won the "due bichieri" 4 times.

Molino - Barolo "Gancia" 2001
Mauro Molino's Barolo "Gancia" is a 7 time winner of "due bichieri".

Southern Italian Tasting
Saturday, January 13th, from 3-6pm

The southern Italian wine areas of Campagnia and Sicily are known for their big body and low prices. This Saturday from Campagnia we will be pouring Falanghina, a mouth filling white along with an Aglianico, a dark intense red. We will also be tasting an amazing Nero d'Avola/Cabernet/Merlot blend that has been a six-time "tres bichieri" winner and possibly the best wine we've ever had from Sicily. We would like to welcome Katia Battistella from Vias Imports, who will pouring for this afternoon's tasting.

We hope to see you here...

Jean-Luc Le Dû.

Event Cancellation Policy
Payment is required in full at time of reservation to guarantee a seat. Cancellations received less than one week but more than three days prior to each seminar will be refunded with store credit only. Cancellations received within three days of each seminar can not be refunded.

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