Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 2/2/2008 (3340 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I've been a fan of the Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi
for many years. I'm not a fan of typing it, but it tastes darn good. The nose offers aromas of bright lime, flint, and a hint of wood, and this medium-bodied white brings nice flavours of crisp citrus, limestone and a pretty floral component. It's a simple but very quaffable white.The good news is that the wine is now $8.99 (the original price was around $12) - the bad news is that it's being discontinued for the second time I can remember, and won't again be available for the foreseeable future. I was thrilled when it came back into local shops - I had been buying it in Kenora whenever I went to the family cottage.Every once in a while, Liquor Marts and/or private wine stores discontinue certain wines. Sometimes it's a wine that's no longer made, other times these wines just don't sell, and the shelf space is needed for new products. The Fazi Battaglia clearly didn't have a significant impact on the market.Discontinued wines often aren't available in every store - I picked mine up at the Grant Park Liquor Mart. If you're worried about pronunciation (I always pronounce it FAT-see Buh-TAG-lee-uh, which I can't guarantee is correct), just look for the green, fish-shaped bottle with the scroll on the neck (see below).