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Thursday
Aug252011

Varnelli Liqueurs Have Arrived

We don't have the Punch (far left) or the Anice (far right) just yet, but the big three are here.  I am super excited about these products as I have a true supergeek affinity for Italian bitters.  In stock and on the Redwood City shelf as of this moment.

Varnelli Caffe Moka 1L $41.99 - Simply amazing espresso-based liqueur from Italy's Marche region.  The Varnelli family has been distilling there since 1868 and this newly-arrived coffee spirit has our heads spinning in pure delight.  It tastes like the finely-ground cup you drink after a long Italian meal - with a kiss of sweetness and, of course, some alcohol.  Italian buyer Greg St. Clair and I about fell over ourselves in sheer awe of this bottle.

Varnelli Amaro Sibilla 1L $51.99 - An amazing new amaro from Italy's Varnelli family, a producer from the Marche region of Italy that has been distilling since 1868.  Their products blew myself and our Italian buyer Greg St. Clair away!  This is quite bitter, made with gentian root, it's herbal with soft hints of chocolate and a very supple mouthfeel.  Definitely not for everyone, but wow is it interesting.  For those who truly love the wonderful world of bitter liqueurs - you will go bananas for this.

Varnelli Amaro Dell' Erborista 1L $61.99 - My bitter-loving jaw dropped after tasting this elixer and Greg St. Clair, our Italian buyer, begged them to leave the bottle.  Think rhubarb, dried orange peel, cloves, gentian root, and more in fantastic balance.  This is a cloudy and unfiltered spirit that is quite supple, but bitter as bitter can be on the finish.  Simply amazing.  There is absolutely nothing else like this available.

Varnelli will also be the guest for next week's Wednesday tasting in the RWC store.  Come taste!

-David Driscoll