SUPERB VINO - WINERY TO YOUR DOOR
WORLD CLASS WINE BOUGHT IN AN OLD COUNTRY FASHION
GRATSI "LUIGI" MODEL
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Sometime after Great Grandfather Luigi passed away, buying wine went from Red or White to feeling like you're using a card catalogue at the Library of Congress. Our "Old Country" inspired blends bring back the simplicity of earlier times. As Anthony Bourdain would say, "Stop talking about your damn wine and drink it."
Old Country Red
Easy-drinking but complex. Fruit forward and dry, low in sugar, perfect tannins and acidity. Drinks beautifully on its own but will dance with any juicy piece of protein you can throw at it.
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.”
- Great Grandpa Luigi
Old Country Fashion
Bag In Box
The Greeks started drinking wine from a bag (wineskin) thousands of years ago. They also invented showers and democracy, two other things we are fans of.
In the Old Country when you order wine, it’s from a keg or cask. They sell it to you by the liter (7 glasses), straight from the winery, which is why it's delicious and costs about the same as a small cup of coffee.
You’d find these glasses in a quaint, casual restaurant in Venice, where people stand, snack, socialize and drink wine. Damn, that sounds nice.
Call us old-fashioned but we think drinking wine & playing cards is a hell of a time.
Great Grandma Pauline came over from Sicily in 1920.
Thank heavens she brought her Spaghetti & Meatball recipe.
In 1913 Great Grandfather Luigi left his village in Sicily to make a better life. He worked in the local steel mill saving enough money to bring his family from Italy and go into business for himself. He, his wife Pauline, their six children and his older brother Charlie all lived in the same house, which doubled as a Grocery store/restaurant/bar. People came to drink wine, play cards, eat food, tell stories & buy live chickens. We built a brand that Pauline and Luigi would appreciate.