Greetings, wine enthusiasts, and welcome back to George Miliotes' and Damion Wallace's monthly edition of Bridges Wine Club. We are just days away from the official start of summer and no one is more excited than George and myself. With summer in mind we have decided to take a trip to Italy. While I personally have never been to Italy I hear that the Piedmont region is amazing this time of year. So with that in mind we have decided on two yummy wines from this prestigious region.



The history of Villa Sparina goes back to the 1700s when it was part of a grand colonial complex immersed in the vineyards of Monterotondo in Piedmont, the heart of Gavi territory

Today, it is the site of the Villa Sparina winery, founded in the 1970s by the Moccagatta family. The estate is comprised of one hundred hectares (247 acres) of private land, sixty of which are vineyards surrounded by woods, refreshed by the Ligurian breeze and kissed by the sun. The majority of the vineyards are cultivated in Monterotondo

The vines here are primarily the most important local grape variety cortese, which makes the white wine Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi — also known simply as “Gavi”. The soul and prestige of Villa Sparina can be found in their Monterotondo label. This cru wine represents the highest quality of Villa Sparina production, a white wine made with 100% cortese grapes grown in a 1945-era vineyard. It displays savoriness, minerality, and incredible longevity.


Star bright, fresh and focused, Sparina’s classic Gavi offers aromas of vibrant flavors of pomelo, peach, lemon thyme and traces of white flowers and minerals.


On your next visit to Bridges try this classic white with our grilled wedge salad, blue cheese vinaigrette, bacon jam, tomatoes, red onions. If you are just picking up a bottle for a cook out poolside we recommend pairing it with some grilled Indiana sweet corn and your choice of fish. 

Available all Summer

Bottle — $19
Case — $216


Damilano, the origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giancomo Damilano, the founders son-on-law together with his children, until it was passed on to his four grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all the company’s activites.


The 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo Marghe offers a soft and fragrant expression of this beautiful grape from Piedmont. This informal wine opens to bright ruby-garnet color and shows lean-body appeal. The fruit is on the sweet side (or at least the sweet side of Nebbiolo) with cassis and dried raspberry. The tannins are absolutely integrated and this wine drinks perfectly right now. If you are new to Nebbiolo, this is an extremely likable wine. You really can't beat this excellent value. With 70,000 bottles made, buy this wine by the case.


Available all Summer

Bottle — $36
Case — $420





Every month, Master Sommelier George Miliotes and Bridges Wine Director Damion Wallace select personal favorites that will only be available to Bridges Wine Club members. Along with reduced pricing, they will come with a brief history of the wine, personalized tasting notes, and food pairing recommendations. We are proud to offer wines that are not typically found in the area.

There is absolutely no cost to becoming a member. So, join now and let George and Damion be your guide for a wine adventure!