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Buy a Case of Il Bastardo, Get a Free Keepsake Box!

This week, we are featuring Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana, a great holiday wine, and when you buy a case (12 bottles), you get the keepsake wooden box the wine comes in. As always, we will give you a 10% off case discount.

Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana
Chianti Rufino, Tuscany, Italy
An old standby, Il Bastardo will please any Chianti or bargain red wine lover. It is made by a classic Chianti winemaker, Renzo Masi, who is quite infamous for undercutting his competition by offering great wines at fantastic prices. This bottle of 100% Sangiovese is his baby Chianti. With flavors of fresh raspberry, cherry fruit leather, Il Bastardo stays zippy, fun, and mouthwatering. Easy to drink and easy to love: pizza, Co-op sausage, holiday turkey, whatever you want to throw at this wine — it will go well with it.

By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.