"SEXY" Wine Tasting Feb. 12th w/ Portuguese Winemaker Antonio Macanita

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a wine tasting event not to be missed!  On Wednesday February 12, try SEXY wines poured by award winning winemaker António Maçanita.  SEXY wines were recently featured at the Mohegan SunWineFest.  The Sparkling Rosé is the perfect treat for Valentine’s day with its delicious taste and chic bottle.  SEXY also makes a white, rose, and red.

SEXY wines are a fun fusion of old and new.  They mix fashionable grape varietals with local grape varietals and fuse old techniques with modern methods.  Their vision is to “give something that you just want to drink… something SEXY.”

Antonio Macanita is one of the leading Portuguese winemakers of his generation… but is also charming, down-to-earth, and driven.  Critics have called him “dynamic and restless.”  He got in contact with grapes at the early age of 4, playing in the vineyards during harvest, drinking fresh juice from tanks, and stepping on grapes at a cousin’s winery. A gymnast as a kid and surfer and rugby player as teenager, he studied winemaking in Portugal and worked in Napa Valley, Australia and France before launching his wine project in Portugal. Along with SEXY wines, António is also the founder and owner of FITAPRETA Vinhos and consultant winemaker to 13 wineries in Portugal. He still surfs and plays beach rugby in the summer. He proclaims that he “loves wine and loves life!!!”

SEXY wines are unique wines, unique blends mixing fashionable grape varietals with odd local grape varietals, using old techniques with modern techniques, blending the old and the new to give something that you just want to drink… something SEXY.

The tasting will take place at Turnpike Wines in Fairfield, which has an excellent selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits.  They recently held a Grand Opening Celebration, a series of exciting tastings spanning a weekend, to debut their new management.  It promises to be a great destination for wine lovers.

The free event will take place from 5-8pm.

For more information on the wines, visit: http://sexywines.pt/