Lettere DOC, another easy drinking sparkling red if your looking to explore beyond Lambrusco. Lettere is a small town southeast of Naples and right next to Gragnano, the other friendly sparkling wine from Campania. Lettere joined the DOC club in 1994 and is required to use at least 40% Piedirosso with a blend of other grapes like Sciacinoso and Aglianico. The Paolo Palumbo Lettere is farmed from five hectares with an annual production of 35,000 bottles using the Charmat method.
After a classic lunch at San Matteo Pizza and Espresso Bar, I ended up at the Whitney Museum also on the upper east side. Wine and art pairings, I've always liked this idea...
Friday's you can enter The Whitney with just a small donation, below are two shots from the Sinister Pop exhibit now in action.
Before and After, 1961. Andy Warhol
Freezer Still Life, 1970-1973. William Eggleston