At Giolitti Delicatessen and Marketplace, we’re gearing up for the warm weather with a few of our favorite in-season wines. Whether you plan to spend all season long in the outdoors in your backyard with la famiglia or you’re looking forward to quiet summer evenings having dinner on your patio, we carry a wide selection of Italian wines within our marketplace that are perfect for pairing with any occasion. Prosecco, Rosé, and Vermentino wine all offer crisp finishes that we find to be particularly palate-pleasing in sunny months. Read on to learn about our favorite Italian summer wines at Giolitti Deli!
Italian Spring Wine: Prosecco
Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine perfect for consuming right before a spring or summer dinner. It’s an excellent aperitif and typically consumed in Italian culture in a typical wine glass rather than a flute. This is since it’s believed to contain floral and fruit notes that are best enjoyed through a large wine glass rather than the flute, which is typically how it’s consumed in America. So, swap out your flute for a large wine glass before you pour your prosecco! Our suggestion? Pick up Cantine Cavicchioli Prosecco 1928 imported from Prosecco, Italy at Giolitti Deli to try!
In Italian history, Rosé is typically referred to as “rosato” or rosa and has been consumed by locals for centuries. Hailing from the southern shores of Sicily, this semi-sweet pink and bubbly wine is perfect for pairing with dessert and all of your springtime entertaining endeavors. We recommend picking up a bottle or two of Klinker Bricks Bricks & Roses Rose at Giolitti Deli!
Vermentino wine comes from a white wine grape planted in Sardinia, located in the northwestern part of Italy. As an aromatic and refreshing white wine, it’s crisp and easy to drink. This wine pairs well with charcuterie boards loaded with Olli pepperoni, Ibericho chorizo, and crispy baguettes with a dollop of burrata cheese. Come try our Antinori Vermentino selection, imported from historic cellars located out of Italy!
Authentic Italian Cuisine From Giolitti Deli
Giolitti Deli is a full-service Delicatessen in Annapolis, MD, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. Founded in 1992, we use the freshest ingredients to make time-honed recipes from scratch, with no MSG or preservatives. We believe in real food and offer many healthy options, including vegetarian and vegan menu items. At Giolitti Deli, we make our own sauces, mozzarella, grilled and roasted vegetables, bread, pizza dough, and desserts, and our sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, and entrees are made to order. Owner Mary Giolitti has combined her passion for great food and fine wine to offer Annapolis a true taste of Italy!
Team members who also make the business possible include Manager Kathy Hunter, Manager and Catering Director Cheryl Molesky, Head Baker Porfirio Diaz, Chef Alfredo Escobar, and Deli Manager Noe Merino. To contact us, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 410.266.8600. Also, be sure to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog!