A Visit from a Lead Winemaker in Italy

Il vino fa buon sangue – an Italian proverb that means, Good Wine Makes Good Blood – rings true of La Spinetta winery in Italy.  La Spinetta was founded in 1977 by the Rivetti family and has been in their blood ever since. This past October, we had the pleasure...

A Mount Etna Rosé

Wine List Fun Fact: Mount Etna, located on the eastern coast of Sicily, has experienced volcanic eruptions nearly every year since 2001. Rosé is produced on almost every continent, but imagine drinking a rosé from the slopes of the most active volcano in all of...

The Northern Italian Classic Wine

From the heart of Piemonte comes one of Italy’s classic DOCG wines, the Travaglini Gattinara.  This wine is known for its unique shape that was created by Giancarlo Travaglini in 1958.  The shape of the bottle is designed to catch sediment, some also believe it was...

Aglianico: Southern Italy’s Nebbiolo

Supporting our local community during Great Plates: We are also featuring the Piccini Memoro and Piccini Pinot Grigio with our three-course food pairing in support of the Larimer County food bank until March 14th, 2017.  The Memoro is a rustic Italian red blend with a...

A Unique Red Wine

This dynamic Italian blend pairs perfectly with our signature Braised Beef dish or any of our dry-aged steaks. Locations I by Dave Phinney is one of the unique red wines offered at Rare Italian. This wine represents a beautiful marriage between Northern and Southern...

Fonterenza’s Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite wine, at your favorite restaurant. The Brunello di Montalicino is a characteristic wine that boasts complexity and bold, fresh fruit flavors. Made from Sangiovese grapes, and aged with grace and care, this deep red wine...