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I’ve written a lot about tasting wine and going to wine tastings for the past six years. I’ve conducted numerous private wine tastings for small to medium sized groups.

Augustino-logo1-300x65I will be the host for a wine tasting at 6;30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Augustino’s Italian Restaurant on Indy’s south side. Old friend Deano Wilson started the tastings nearly a year ago for owner Brian Alvey. Wilson is moving to California and Alvey has asked me to be an occasional guest host.

I was happy to accept to gain that specific type experience of wine tasting paired with great bites of food prepared by the Augustino Chef – Duane Scott. I got the lineup for tomorrow night just this morning and can tell you the staff has lined up an interesting foursome of value wines from Italy.

Here’s the pitch if you’re in Central Indiana: $10 to taste four wines along with a nice plate of small bites for pairing. And this is not a pitch, but honest recommendation – hang around and try dinner! You can find the address and such at the website linked up above.

The only way to expand your palate is taste new wines. If you have the opportunity to attend any type of tasting – do so. Hopefully, there will be someone there to lead you through the wines, offer some insight and advice, and make the mystery of a wine you’ve never tasted – make sense.

That’s what I hope to do at Augustino’s!