The weekend of October 1st was Family Weekend at our son’s college.  Rather than pay $50 per person to take part in a myriad of activities, all of which our son labeled as “lame” (quite honestly we pretty much agreed with his assessment), we picked him up from his dorm and planned our own series of activities for the day.

We were drawn to Findlay Market for a number of reasons including a tasting at Market Wines.  Rules are a little different in Ohio so our son did not object.

The wines offered that day were:


iLauri Prosecco Extra Dry from Abruzzo, Italy
A sparkling white wine made from Glera grapes fermented twice in steel vats


iLauri Tavo Pinot Grigio from Abruzzo, Italy


Talamonti Moda Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Abruzzo, Italy
Aged for six months in French oak barrels


Talamonti Tre Saggi from Abbruzo, Italy
Montepulciano grapes fermented in French barriques
and then aged for twelve months in French oak barrels

It was a treat to try some nice Italian wines.  The Prosecco did not appeal to Bushmaster who isn’t a fan of sparkling wines.  The Pinot Grigio was quite pleasing.  Both of the Montepulcianos presented nice oak flavor and I was in heaven.  We both agreed that the Moda was our favorite of the tasting and so that was the one that came home with us.

We had a wonderful adventure sampling and purchasing a number of things from the various shops and vendors at Findlay Market.  We all wondered why we hadn’t visited this treasure before and will be looking forward to future trips back.