Heeding the dire warnings of weather forecasters, Mark assembles an emergency kit for Hurricane Irene, including in it a selection that qualifies as a “doomsday wine”. Watch as he braves Irene’s cyclonic forces to introduce you to Picolit, a lush, little-known dessert wine from the Friuli region in Italy’s northeast. It is perfect for when you want not only to “drink bravely” but also “drink succulently”.
Livio Felluga Picolit 2006 (Italy, $105/half botte)
Other Precious ‘Pic’s (all Italy):
Marco Cecchini 2006 ($40)
Jermann 2006 ($65/half bottle)
La Roncaia 2006 ($70/half bottle)
Villa Rubini 2006 ($400/500ml)