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We love pork.  We really do. There’s so many delicious ways to prepare it, that it just follows that we’d pair up three gorgeous red wines with these tapas this week! They’re perfect for this chilly, rainy Fall weather we’re experiencing, so if it gets too “blah” for you, then come in and let us cheer (and feed) you up!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, October 31st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 6th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Poggio Verrano “3” 2009 from Tuscany, IGT. The winemaker offers,

“This is a dense and meaty expression with earthy tones, wild mushroom, black fruit, leather and smoked bacon aromas. The wine is savory and dense. It offers soft tannins with extra padding and enriched textual density. There finish shows smokey end notes and a touch of sour cherry.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Haciendade Arinzano 2014 from Pago de Arinzano. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Color: Bright garnet red with highlights. Nose: Intense aroma, fresh fruit, pastry cream, balsamic mentholated, spicy. Notes of cinnamon, smoky and roasted coffee. Palate: Intense with pronounced expression and volume. Long persistence and balanced. Ripe and sweet tannins. Reminiscence of candied fruit. Silky and elegant finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Yalumba “The Guardian” 2010 from Eden Valley, Australia. Notes on the wine,

“This wine is deep red in color with sweet, fresh and fragrant aromatics of cherries, plums and bright red-currant fruits. Subtle spices and clove notes are present as are the floral hints of Viognier. This is a medium to full bodied wine with red fruit flavors, fine spices and cloves. It is a rich and softly textured Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Poggio Verrano “3” 2009
Alicante, Cabernet, Merlot
Paired with: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Red Eye Gravy, Stone Ground Grits

Haciendade Arinzano 2014
85% Tempranillo, 10% Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Mini Pork Milanese, Caper, Lemon, Linguini

Yalumba “The Guardian” 2010
Paired with: Mojo Pork Skewers, Plantain Puree

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!