Minneci's wine patio party last week was a delicious occasion. With four different types of wine, the restaurant also served hors d'oeuvres such as Italian sausage meatballs, fried cheese risotto, and stuffed mushrooms in a white wine sauce. The rosé was simple, fruity, and light. While the white had a little too much of a punch for my taste, the two reds Minneci's served were full of flavor.

Missed this event? No worries, Minneci's at The Crossing offers wine tastings at any time, no reservations necessary. 

Minneci's at The Crossing is located at 2501 Village Green Place, Champaign, and is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.