Ultimate Red Wine for a Party: Unlitro

Posted on: November 28th, 2015 by

What wine should you bring to a party? An age-old dilemma. My latest crush is Unlitro.

You’ve probably already figured out that it’s a big 1-liter bottle. (File under “D” for “DUH”.) So Unlitro is already the #partystarter. What’s on the inside is a light (12.5% alcohol), fresh, fun red wine.

Ampeleia Unlitro IGT Costa Toscana Red 

ampeleia unlitro 2014A Grenache-based wine, Unlitro hails from the Tuscan coast. I shouldn’t be surprised by how good it is since Elisabetta Foradori is one of the winery’s founders. If you haven’t tried her Teroldego,  do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars. Go directly to a wine shop and buy a bunch of bottles.

BTW, that brick wall? That’s my room in the East Village. I’ll be here until mid-January, when Brooklyn comes calling. I picked up my Unlitro for $20* at Discovery Wines, a short stroll from my place.

For wine-drinking in the area, I’ve been parking myself at Fifty Paces. (2018 UPDATE: Has been the fantastic Zadie’s Oyster Room for a few years now.) The food is good and the staff is chill and friendly.

I’m also very fond of the steps-away, no-nonsense Sophie’s, where I spent Thanksgiving eve watching Sixteen Candles on the TV via closed captioning while random early 90s music played.

Here’s a much nicer photo of the bottle:

unlitro bottle

Above photo by Andrea Scaramuzza. Label by Francesca Ballarini.

*Remember that this is a 1L bottle so Unlitro is 1 1/3 bottles-worth. 

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4 Responses

  1. Doug Keates says:

    Good Morning,

    I am trying to locate this wine for possible listing in the UDABC State Stores, but I am not able to locate the current importer. The former importer, Communal Brands, has discontinued this with no new importer information. Can you assist?



  2. Laurel says:

    Hi! I just picked up a case of Unlitro 2016 after trying some at a friends house…it’s so good! Im wondering what temp you serve it at? Room temp or maybe a little chilled?

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