It’s one thing to be a NCAA champion, but to also be a WNBA champion, AND an Olympic gold medalist is a completely other thing. We are talking about Kara Wolters here who got her start here in CT at UConn. She’ll be offering up wine for tasting, will be signing autographs, and will be available for pics at Harry’s Wine & Liquor in Fairfield on 11/16 from noon to 2 pm.
So, you’re probably asking, why would a basketball player with major cred on the basketball court be offering up a wine tasting? That’s because the wine is from none other than her former UConn Huskies coach…everybody’s favorite, Geno Auriemma. He recently released the Geno Auriemma Wine label through 47 Anno Domini Vineyards in Italy and Kara Wolters is helping to get the word out.
This is a must for sports and wine lovers alike! While you’re there, you can try out (and buy of course) three of the four wines that Geno is starting with.
Here’s the starting lineup:
Pinot Grigio 2012 $11.99
This has a pale straw color. On the nose the wine shows fresh and fruity aromas of pear along with a hint of honey. It has a round and smooth mouth feel that makes it an easy sipper, and the white fruit flavors are very pleasing. A great choice to enjoy with fish and salads.
Prosecco NV $15.99
This sparkling wine has a golden straw color with fresh aromas of citrus and white flowers. On the palate are more citrus notes along with a touch of grapefruit and some green apples. It is a perfect aperitif wine with a crisp finish that leaves the palate clean and refreshed.
Puglia Rosso 2010 $13.99
Ruby red in color this wine has very inviting aromas of cherries and spice. On the palate it is medium-bodied with good acidity and flavors of black fruits, spice, and licorice. It is smooth with balanced tannins and a pleasant finish.
Harry’s Wine & Liquor
Address: 2094 Post Rd