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...

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...

Special Weekend, the Holidays, & January Specials

December is finally here and we had such a great 2016 with you all! Our 2-year anniversary is THIS WEEKEND and we will be featuring the Best of RARE as our specials this weekend. We polled our fans on Facebook to see what you wanted – and we picked a few items...

RARE Supports the Italy Earthquake Center

RARE Italian Restaurant in Fort Collins Supports the Italy Earthquake Center Early morning on Wednesday, August 24th, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, resulting in more than 290 casualties. The hardest hit areas are Amatrice, Arquata del Tronto &...

Paul Hobbs: Crossbarn Cab

Paul Hobbs CrossBarn (Cabernet Sauvignon) Napa Valley 2013 Another new addition to RARE Italian Restaurant’s wine list recently is a Cabernet Sauvignon from CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs in Napa Valley.  Launched in 2000, CrossBarn is Paul Hobbs’ second winery...
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