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