Thursday, January 16, 2014

It’s a Party – Celebrating 50 Years of Gallo Family’s Hearty Burgundy in #NYC!

Do you remember the Moscato Orange Olive Chicken I made for #SundaySupper back in December?  It was not only a delicious dish, for a fantastic #SundaySupper event sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards.  I was incredibly excited to take part in this special event, as Gallo Family’s Hearty Burgundy is turning 50 in 2014, and one of the participating contributors would have the opportunity to represent Sunday Supper at the birthday celebration in New York City. Pretty exciting, right?!   And you know what?  I won that trip!  Yes, I am going to Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy 50th Anniversary Party in New York City.  Oh, and it is not only me – I also get to bring a guest.  So it will be me and my guest going to New York City.  Let me just say, that I am so, so, so excited. Really -- I’m literally jumping up and down! :)


And my guest?  Well, I can't tell you about it yet, but you can follow my trip on Instagram as well as Twitter, and by following the #HBturns50 hashtag.  I promise to let you know what is going will not miss out.

While I thoroughly enjoyed Gallo Family’s Moscato and Cabernet Sauvignon over the holidays, I didn’t know as much about Hearty Burgundy, or its history.  This red iconic blend was first introduced to the U.S. market in 1964 by Ernest and Julio Gallo, the founders of Gallo Family Vineyards.  It was the favorite wine of the two brothers; originally they made this blend to commemorate the food, wine and conversation they enjoyed in Italy with their families.  The foods were full of flavor with lots of pasta, delicious red sauces, and spicy meats – so it was important for the wine to stand up to those dishes with big, generous flavors.  Thus, Hearty Burgundy was born. With the launch of this wine, Ernest and Julio Gallo were successful in bringing affordable, great tasting wine to America's dinner tables – an incredible first within the wine industry.

In celebration of this truly great wine, Gallo Family Vineyards has produced a limited edition bottle that pays homage to the original flavor profile that in the 1960's and 70's.  Take a look how beautiful the Golden Anniversary bottle of Hearty Burgundy is...featuring a special gold label, and bearing the 50th anniversary seal.

This limited anniversary edition 1.5L  bottle will be available in February in most stores for about $9. If you'd like to try the Golden Anniversary Hearty Burgundy you can find a retailer near you using Gallo Family’s Where to Buy Tool.

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided Gallo Family Vineyards for my trip to NYC and Hearty Burgundy’s 50th celebration.


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