2011 Cantina Di Casteggio Barbera: LoHud Wine of the Week | Mixed Case 7 Bottle 5

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TJN 1127 mixed case wrap upLoHud Wine of the Week

2011 Cantina Di Casteggio Barbera: Meant to drink young, this wine bursts of red fruits like raspberry and cherry. A very easy drinking medium-weight wine with a bright, tangy finish. Region: Lombardia, Italy. Price: $14. Goes with: Pizza, pasta and all of grandma’s Italian specialties. Why I chose it: Barbera from nearby (and more famous) Piedmonte can sell for much more, but may not taste as delicious as this particular wine. This is your new Tuesday night pizza wine!

This is Bottle No. 5 in our seventh series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Zachys in Scarsdale..
Mixed Case from Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights.
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.

Meet our expert, Stu Levine of Vino 100 in White Plains, by clicking here..


For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Stu Levine of Vino 100 in White Plains.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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