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About this Episode

Cecilia Bonet, wine educator and certified sommelier, and Robert Tas visit Boia De, an Italian restaurant that has recently earned a Michelin Star. In addition to identifying the tasting notes on some stellar wines, Cecilia offers pairing suggestions and a little background information on the producers of the wine she highlights in today’s episode.

Wines reviewed include:

  • 2017 Poulsard & Pinot Noir, Joseph Dorbon, Les Bernardines, France
  • 2010 Garnacha & Tempranillo, Lopez de Heredia, Rosado Rioja, Spain
Transcript: Boia De

Boia De

RT: Hello and welcome to CorkRules! 

A podcast where we review a wine list from your favorite restaurants. I’m your host Robert Tas along with Cecilia Bonet, wine educator and certified sommelier

Hello Cecilia, great to have you back for another great wine list.

CB: Hello Robert!

RT: Before we jump in, let’s talk about CorkRules.

We created CorkRules to demystify wine lists because we know from experience, that sometimes wine lists can be intimidating, and even a little daunting.

Our aim is to help prepare you to navigate that list, find those hidden gems, value wines or that special bottle that will take your dining experience over the top.

RT: So, sit back and listen as we review your favorite wine list.


sandwiched between a laundromat and a medical center in a Buena Vista shopping center, the neon-pink exclamation mark that glows above the front door is impossible to miss.

A modern take on traditional Italian.

Boia De and their chief Chef Luciana Giangrandi serves up Tuscan recipes, but the kitchen approaches them with a modern interpretation in a 30-seat space. This place is for foodies. It’s food and it’s all about great dishes.

Since the last month (June 2022) they own one Michelin star.

Top Level View

When it comes to hidden gems, this is the place to be. In their wine list, there is a huge selection of natural and low-intervention wines from which to choose. And the wine prices are in line with the food pricing.

Unique Stuff

The mission of Steve and Jill Mathieson, the winemakers, has always been as farmers first, believing wholeheartedly that "wine is made in the vineyard."

Where they have created this elegant Napa Cabernet, which includes a small amount of merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot; and is blended from six organic vineyards throughout the Napa Valley.

It has lovely aromas of roses, red cherries, melted chocolate and redcurrants. While on the palate is vibrant and fresh, with medium tannins and beautiful acidity.

This is one of the most sought-after, tried-and-true labels in America for a reason.

You should drink it with the Pappardelle alla Lepre.

Value Wines

2017 Poulsard & Pinot Noir, Joseph Dorbon, Les Bernardines. Arbois, France

Joseph Dorbon has a microscopic annual production, owning only three hectares of vines, of which he bottles one white and two red cuvées in Jura.

But Jura is more than a culty, esoteric appellation strictly for sommeliers and that is why I choose to suggest this bottle today.

Dorbon’s Pinot Noir-Poulsard blend is indescribably delicious and not to be missed.

After a brief decanting it shows all its complexity. The cuvée is fresh, drinkable and exactly what we've come to love about the lively red wines of the Jura: light in tannin, juicy with sappy red fruits, and punchy and bright to pair with an array of foods for the table.

I’d say the Foie Gras will make a great match.

Bigger budget/Special Occasion

2010 Garnacha & Tempranillo, Lopez de Heredia, Rosado Rioja, Spain

This wine is the only Gran Reserva rosé of the entire D.O.Ca. Rioja.

Only made in vintages of excellent quality, the 2010 vintage was described as a historic vintage.

And it is a very special rosé! Different from what you may think of a rosé, this amazing wine shows plenty of spice and secondary aromas. With notes of cinnamon, dried rose petals and almonds on the nose as well as a palate marked by its sharp acidity.

The pairing here will be the LAMB RIBS FRA DIAVOLA with Urfa yogurt and spicy cucumber pickles.


Cecilia, thank you so much for all your great suggestions and helping us navigate Bioa de’s wine list. I can’t wait to go try your great suggestions.   


To our audience, thank you all for joining us here on CorkRules.

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We are looking forward to being with you on another CorkRules episode soon. In the meantime, please check out our website for other episodes of your favorite restaurant wine lists. 

And finally, drink what you love and please make sure you drink responsibly.


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