When I arrived at the SWFF Grand Tasting at noon, the pig looked like this. After a full day of being smoked over a spit, it is ready to be carved and devoured. Turns out this is how you make porchetta!
Learning about amphora-aged wines at a SWFF wine seminar led by NYC sommelier (and Stupidly Simple Snacks guest star) Joe Campanale. Amphora wines are made with “extended (grape) skin contact” and are aged in earthenware aka clay pots. Put amphora on your list of wines to check out. They smell nothing like the way they taste, which is all I will say since I am just learning about these wines today. The wines are labor intensive and production is limited, so they’re quite pricey with each bottle running in the $40-$70 range.
This is the 2006 Vodopivec Vitovska, a white amphora wine Joe referred to as “orange wine.”
You can watch the wine cocktail video I made with Joe here!