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Our Best Cellars for Fall

New Pi Coralville October 19 Category: Featured Products

cora.jpgCora Pinot Grigio

Abruzzo, Italy

100% Estate Grown, certified sustainable juice from a wind and solar powered winery for under 10 bucks? Yes please! Cora is a proprietary label made for David Bowler (New York based importer focusing on naturally made, small batch made wines from around the world) Cora Pinot Grigio is clean and crisp; charms you with citrus and honeysuckle. It makes a splendid companion to lighter pasta dishes, grilled fish, or appetizers.

– Miss Nik, New Pi Iowa City Mistress of Wine & Cheese

Cora Montepulciano de Abruzzo

Montepulciano, Italy

Another proprietary label of David Bowler’s; this soft red displays plum and cherry fruit, with hints of baking spice. Its medium body, juicy midpalate, and fine tannins make it a versatile food foil, and my new go-to for pizza!

– Miss Nik, New Pi Iowa City Mistress of Wine & Cheese

tiamo.jpgTiamo Organic Barbera IGT

Lombardy, Italy

I brought this Barbera to my friend’s social distancing Bon Fire reunion recently and I am happy to report that it paired perfectly with the setting. A bit rustic upfront and totally mellow as it opened up with aromas of fresh red berries and a bit of tobacco and smoke. On the palate, a mouthful of raspberry and cherry with a touch of cassis. Like most Italian reds this wine is versatile and pairs well a wide range of foods, from salads and spicy spreads to wholesome stews.

– Mercedes, New Pi Coralville Specialties Lead

tiamo_2.jpgTiamo Organic Pinot Grillo

Veneto, Italy

Tiamo means “I love you” in Italian… and we do love our customers. This handpicked, unoaked white wine retains the natural, full brightness of the organic, Venetian Pinot Grillo grape. Lovely aromas lift from the glass with hints of apple, pear, and citrus fruits. The palate feels crisp and fresh. Drink as an aperitif or paired with seafood dishes or gently spiced Middle Eastern themed cuisine.

– Mercedes, New Pi Coralville Specialties Lead

Carson Scott Pinot Noir


Luxuriant, with flavors of cherry cola and licorice, whispers of mushroom and vanilla in the nose, this Cali Pinot overdelivers in the value department! Carson Scott Pinot Noir might have a modest price tag, but you wouldn’t know it from tasting it. It’s a weeknight wine that you’d be proud to take to company on special occasions. Wonderful with grilled salmon, or roast pork, its also fabulous with any dish with mushrooms and root vegetables.

– Miss Nik, New Pi Iowa City Mistress of Wine & Cheese

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New Pi Coralville

Serving the Coralville community since 2000, New Pi offers local and organic produce, meats, made-from-scratch hearth breads, pastries, hot table and salad bar, as well as social and environmentally-conscious brands.