From France to Kansas...
Being able to bring old world wines to the United States is a blessing for which I am grateful every day. A love for wine is in our blood from Italy to France - two countries known for producing the best wine for generations.
My name is Karl Calini. I was born in France, my grandparents in Italy, I grew up in the Languedoc region, also called Wine lake Region. Riding my bike through the vineyards on old rock roads and being able to work in a small winery for a few francs earns you enough money to buy nonsense and candy in the village store that was pure freedom.
From adolescence on, I was interested in American football, movies, and music. When the opportunity came up to study abroad, I took it, and I was placed in a home in the middle of the United States in a place I only knew about from the Wizard of Oz: Kansas City. During high school there I met my wife and it was love at first sight. After 20 years, we are still passionately in love and have two amazing kids.
Captain Wings was created with my lovely wife Sarah.
The match was born and her talent for choosing wine will be the delight of our customers.
The Calini group has a portfolio of wineries in France, Italy , South Africa, Australia, and Argentina.
Our joy is in bringing you interesting and extraordinary wines...
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Fruity, fresh, gooseberry aromas with ripe citrus. Typical fresh varietal characteristics of ripe figs, green pepper and gooseberries, with a long satisfying finish.
Best served with a variety of dishes including green salads, asparagus and shellfish.
Pale straw in colour. Complex with rich citrus and slight apricot aromas, supported by very subtle oak and hints of vanilla. Soft palate with lingering aftertaste.
Excellent for picnics and lively dinners.
Compliments seafood, chicken, veal and pasta.
A fresh, fruity and very versatile wine with forthright apple, lime and pear flavours
With zingy herbaceous notes and a lingering fresh finish.
This wine has lovely aromas of sweet full flavours of rich peach and floral nose supported by a juicy fruit palate with adequate acidity on the finish for a balanced structured soft and easy palate.
Excellent for/with aperitif, spicy Asian food, dessert cheese platter.
The wine has a rich deep crimson colour. On the nose you will find a combination of prunes, spices, dark chocolate and raspberries. The palate has a smooth rich taste of cherries, raspberries and black current well integrated with the wood chariness. The wine leaves a lingering aftertaste of raspberries.
Best enjoyed with light meat salads, pasta, pizza, casseroles, pork and rich fish dishes
Deep, vibrant ruby coloured, soft and juicy. Pungent spice and fruit on nose, coupled with subtle toasty vanilla oak complimenting the blackcurrant/raspberry aromas.
Medium bodied palate with easy tannin structure and length.
This full bodied wine has flavours of wild berries, plum, pepper and a touch of dark chocolate that complement the soft tannins to form a smooth lasting finish.
Drink on his own or pairs with cheese, stuffed mushroom, steaks or roast duck.
Complex nose with spicy eucalyptus, baskets of ripe cherry, blackberry, and a hint of roasted spice. The soft tannins, fruit, and vanilla combine for a long, complex finish.
Drink on his own or pairs with cheese, grilled steaks, and chocolate dessert.