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Purple Pig Sommelier Liz Martinez Wine Tasting

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Chicago’s Purple Pig Wine Director Liz Martinez

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Virtually sip a few great wine recommendations by Chicago’s fabulous Purple Pig Wine Director Liz Martinez. Hear about the dominantly Old World wine list and how Martinez pairs it to 2014 James Beard Award Winning Rising Star Chef Jimmy Bannos, Jr. Curious about orange wine? Hear how this Pinot Grigio gets that hue and more on outstanding and unusual grape varietals. Today we tasted the following:

2015 Pullus Pinot Grigio, Slovenia Rust in hue, this rose of Pinot Grigio is a fine easy summer sipper. Great with light fish and salads, it could also stand up to one of the seared fish dishes on the menu. The fruit is bright, the acidity moderate to high and the eye appeal amazing.

2014 San Salvatore Aglianico, Campania, Italy  This is one of the many unusual selections across the list at the Pig, hailing from the lesser known but impressive Campania region.  While there’s a touch of oak, it’s mostly bright red fruits shining through in this lighter bodied Aglianico wine.

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Purple Pig Wine Director Liz Martinez

Liz Martinez of Purple Pig Chicago Talks Old World Wine, Godello, and More

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The weather warms up and dining al fresco pops up around Chicago, leading us to a stop at The Purple Pig to speak with Wine Director Liz Martinez. Hear her discuss this expansive Old World wine list, along with passions for unusual wines of Greece, Turkey and Spain.

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