Mornings With Gina Birch

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Today we are going lo-cal Italian for Wine Wednesday and it’s also a fabulous find.

I was first introduced to SYLTBAR several years ago. A lovely representative from the company, was pouring a festive glass of Prosecco and telling me how great it was. Then she mentioned that the wine was very low in sugar, calories, like only 48 of them. My first thought was not, “Oh goodie, low cal, I can have two glasses!” It was more of, “Oh boy, how good can this really be?”

The answer, really good! I talked about the sparkling wine in a podcast on Italian bubbles and have seen the wine here and there in Southwest Florida. There is also a sparkling rose.

However, last year the brand introduced a new line of fine wines including one called Silk which is a friulano. Friulano is a white grape that is often called the sauvignon blanc of Itlay. It generally makes wine with herbal qualities, is dry and acidic with flavors of stone fruits and citrus.


I opened a bottle last night and it was delightful.  Great with salad and seafood. If you’re looking for an alternative white that is good with food, look for one like this. SYLTBAR’s Friulano is $25 and only available online right now.

If you like cabernet franc, SYLTBAR has one in this new line called Cashmere. It’s a lighter style and it’s very cool.

While we are going lo-cal Italian for Wine Wednesday today, last week it was all about vintages, how one small year can make a big difference.

**Remember to drink responsibly