Where can I find vin santo?
I am visiting Chicago in March and would like to buy a few bottles of vin santo to take home. Is there a wine merchant that supplies vin santo in Chicago? And, do you have a favorite brand of vin santo?
I did a search on Sam's website and found two selections:
Cantine Baroncini "Il Santo" Vin Santo, Toscana NV
San Felice Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2000
I did a search on Binny's website and found five selections:
Villa Puccini Vin Santo
1994 - Avignonesi Vin Santo
1999 - Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo
1999 - Poggio Bonelli Vin Santo
2000 - Geografico Vin Santo
Binny's Beverage Depot
FWIW, I had never heard of vin santo. According to Wikipedia, "Vin Santo (holy wine) is an Italian dessert wine. This traditional Tuscan wine is made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes, and is typically very sweet." More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin_santo
Thanks! When I was in Florence last May I would end my meal with vin santo and biscottini. But, living in Indiana there are no liquor shops that sell it, and getting wine sent to IN is illegal. Hopefully I can stock up at Sam's or Binny's.
Vin Santo and biscotti is a wonderful dessert, and I guess lots of us have acquired the taste in Tuscany. I have no idea about the rules governing wine sales where you are, and of course here in California wine is available everywhere all the time, but I've gotten Vin Santo at Whole Foods.