ABOUT brunello vs barolo vs super tuscan

Thursday,  June 14, 2018

Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi, Santa Monica
114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 Taste over $5000 worth of collectable wine plus a multi-course meal at one of Los Angeles' most exclusive restaurant venues. This event will sell out at 20 guests, we poor these wines in flights of three - blind and guess - which is Barolo / Brunello or Super Tuscan and then we reveal. It is fun, competitve and you need not know anything about the wines to have a great time. However, the most savvy of wine collector will tell you that the wines do not get much better than this... 20 total guests with 21 wines -  1.25+ ounce pours - *21 wines when sold out - about a bottle of wine per guest with dinner - please do not drink and drive - UBER is your friend.
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Crispy polenta with porcini mushrooms sauce
Burrata cheese with pesto and baked little tomatoes
Fried Calamari
Meatballs in a tomato sauce


Sweet corn ravioli in a truffle sauce
Pumpkin ravioli in a butter and sage sauce
Spinach and ricotta filled panzerotti crepes topped with tomato and basil sauce


Choice of
Dover Sole in a butter and lemon sauce
NY steak
Sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes are served on the side


Tiramisù and fruit sorbets assortment




BAROLO - The King of Italian wines made from Nebbiolo in Barolo

Roberto Voerzio 'Fossati Case Nere' Riserva 10 Anni, Barolo DOCG, Italy 2005 - 97 points - $350 value

Poderi Aldo Conterno Colonnello, Barolo DOCG, Italy 2010 - 98 WS - Valued at $180

Falletto di Bruno Giacosa 'Falletto', Barolo DOCG, Italy 2001 92 points - Valued at $150

Castellana Barolo Stravecchio DOCG, Piedmont, Italy 1955 - Valued over $300

Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy 1964 - Valued over $500 a bottle (rare)

Domenico Clerico Ciabot Mentin "Ginestra", Barolo DOCG, Italy 2004 - Valued at $150

Cavallotto "Bricco Boschis" Vigna San Giuseppe, Barolo Riserva DOCG, Italy 2008 - WS 94 - Valued at $120

BRUNELLO Di MONTALCINO - the collectable wines of Tuscany
made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Marchesi Antinori "Pian Delle Vigne" 1997 (#7 wine of the WS in 2002) - Valued at $150

Biondi-Santi "Tenuta Il Greppo" 2001 - Valued at $250

Valdicava 2006 - 96 Parker, Valued at $110

Tenute Silvio Nardi "Poggio Doria" 2010 - 93 points - Valued at $125

Casanova di Neri "Cerretalto" 2004 - 98 points, Valued at $250

Fuligni, DOCG, 2007 - 95 points - Valued at $125

Altesino Riserva, 2007 - WS 94 - Valued at $100

SUPER TUSCAN (Wines from Tuscany made with Bordeaux varietals or Bordeaux and Italian varietal blends)

Masseto, 2001 - 97 points Robert Parker - Valued at $1200 (Merlot) - one of the worlds most collectable wines

Tua Rita "Redigaffi" 2006 - 95 points - $200+ (Merlot)

Tenuta dei Sette Cieli 'Scipio' 2009 - JS 98 - $150 (Cab Franc)

Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri 2009 - 94 points - $250 Value (Cabernet & Cab Franc)

Marchesi Antinori "Solaia" 2012 - 95 WS - $250 Value (Cabernet-Sangiovese)

Le Macchiole 'Paleo' Bolgheri 2001 - 98 Vinous/ 97 Parker - $140 (Cabernet Franc)

Le Pupille 'Saffredi' Maremma 2004 - 95 points - $100 (Bordeaux Blend)



our policy and procedures - built to add confidence and understanding

Wine Policy
We promise to open 1-bottle per paid guest (up to 21 total bottles).  Smaller dinner events will feature fewer bottles of wine but with LARGER pours per guest (14 guests / 14 bottles) …. as more guests come on board - the pour sizes decrease in total size but the number of bottles and number of pours increase. You will always get poured the same amount of total wine in ounces at one of our events. In the event of weaker than anticipated sales, we will decrease the number of bottles to allow the dinner to continue but increase the pour sizes in the bottles we open so the same amount of wine is provided regardless of event size.  The wines we decide to open and not open will be a justifiable mixture of wines but typically - we do open the stars of the show regardless and always promise a great value. 

Food Policy
With proper notice, we will work to make your food needs and requests available (within reason). Vegan, Vegetarian, other - just give us as much notice as possible.  Some restaurants have shared plates, we always work to make sure the food amounts are abundant and work to fix anything we can… you are our priority.

Other Policies - such as cancellation and other, are published in the ticketing website and reviewable before purchase is accepted. Please take time to understand our policies before purchasing a ticket.