Wine of the Week Wednesday: Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano

Say the name of this wine five times fast.


This week's wine comes from Italy and the recommendation comes from my cousin Lisa, who was on her way to a wine, chocolate and cheese tasting. She said one of her favorite wines is Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano.

A quick Internet search brought me to the Moms Who Need Wine website, where a woman named Janna reviewed the vino.

Update: As Bob Heusted of and Bill Blore of so kindly noted, the bottle retails for a minimum of $14.99 in Connecticut.

Since neither Janna nor I can understand Italian, she relied on her taste buds and I'm relying on them too!


  • Berries, plum and oak


Happy Wine of the Week Wednesday!

Jaimie Cura April 12, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Bob Heusted of Middlebury Fine Wine & Spirits was kind enough to send me this note today: "Nice choice on the Cantina Zaccagnini for the wine of the week. It is a great wine and the little piece of vine tied to the bottle makes it distinctive and a great gift bottle. (Everyone likes a little bling.) Nevertheless, you may have set people's expectations a bit low on the price. The state minimum pricing for that wine is $14.99. Any price below that is technically illegal. The normal price range for that wine is about 16/17 dollars a bottle."
Lisa Schwartz April 12, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I only wish that the pricing was $10-14 here in Connecticut Jaimie! :) Been getting it for about $15.99 by the bottle, and I know there is a lower price for cases, closer to what Bob mentioned above. Still really worth it at that price, in my opinion!
Jaimie Cura April 12, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I'm actually adding an update to this article, Lisa - two liquor stores owners kindly e-mailed me and noted that the CT minimum is $14.99.


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