Special Holiday Hours

Saturday, Dec 20th, 8 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, Dec 21st, 9 AM to 2 PM
Monday, Dec 22nd, 8 AM to 7 PM
Tuesday, Dec 23rd, 8 AM to 7 PM
Wednesday, Dec 24th, 8 AM to 3 PM

Closed on Christmas Day!

Normal Hours resume on December 26th.

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Marc’s Cellar: Loredan Gasparini Venegazzu

Loredan Gasparini, Venegazzu Della Casa IGT Colli Trevigiani

This fine Italian wine from off the beaten track is from the Veneto region in northeastern Italy. However, in this case it is not a grape varietal that is of interest but a Bordeaux-style wine that is unique for the Veneto region. Even though it’s been produced since the 1950’s, it’s not particularly well known in the United States.

First, some background. Conte Loredan Gasparini/Venegazzu (pronounced veh neh GAHD zoo) estate is located about 12 miles northeast of Treviso and a few miles east of Montebelluna, an area that has been noted for wines for centuries. Count Piero Loredan, a direct descendant of a Doge of Venice, founded the wine estate in 1950 in a beautiful Palladian villa. Despite being located in a prestigious wine growing area known for its white wines and Rosso del Montello, Count Loredan decided not to follow the DOC rules and instead focused on growing traditional Bordeaux varietals — Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. Count Loredan was soon producing a series of magnificent Bordeaux-style red wines. The Venegazzu Della Casa is an expression of the Count’s zeal for quality winemaking and classic Bordeaux-style wines.

The 2008 Venegazzu Della Casa is a blend of 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Cabernet Franc, 10 percent Merlot and 5 percent Malbec. The wine spent 14 months in French oak barriques and 12 months in the bottle prior to release. The wine has a deep ruby hue and classic Cabernet aromas of black currant and plum. It is full-bodied with black fruit and subtle oak flavors, good tannins and a long finish. A fine, well-made wine that pairs well with grilled and roasted meats, game, fragrant pasta dishes, risottos and aged cheeses.

This fine selection can be found in our front wine display.

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Chuck Masterpauls 6th Annual “Italian Christmas Eve” Dinner

Mark your calendars for December 10th, because it’s time for CHUCK MASTERPAUL’S 6TH ANNUAL “ITALIAN CHRISTMAS EVE”, a hosted dinner at GALLUCCI’S! This year’s menu:

  • Chilled poached salmon tonnato
  • Baccala & crab fritters with pesto aioli
  • Seafood risotto
  • Baked tilapia Livornese
  • Brandy chestnut bread pudding

$60 per person
Wine pairing suggestions for each course. Closed store shopping.
Book your reservations early-this is the big one!
216-881-0045 Ext. 10 or e-mail Chuck at bigzinlakeny@yahoo.com

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Crucolo Cutting!

Exciting events at Gallucci’s this Saturday! At 11 AM we have our Annual Crucolo Cutting, followed by food sampling and demonstrations!

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Gallucci’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27th. We will observe our normal hours for all other days of the Holiday week.

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Ask Gallucci’s: Italian Liquors

S. writes to ask: “Do you sell an Italian liquor called Alchermes?”

Alchermes is an interesting product, with a history of use both dietary and medical. Unfortunately we are not allowed to sell it, because the alcohol content is greater than 20%. However we do carry a variety of other Italian liquors, including Limoncello, Frangelica, and Aperol.

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