Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Week of Wine Tasting

By Brandy Simpson, Special Events Contributor

Do you know which wine to pair with duck ravioli or seared rockfish? Do you know the difference between using white and red grapes in wine? If not, then this week's wine tasting events are for you!

Stop by Lia's on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 PM and enjoy a five-course dinner and wine pairing event with Chef Warren Hutchinson and Chef Norm Messer. The event will feature guest speaker Nicola Dal Maso, owner of two vineyards in Northern Italy. Tickets to the event are $69 per person and can be purchased here:

On Thursday, May 19, Casa Italiana is hosting a wine tasting seminar on Italy's hot, white and red grapes. Starting at 6:30 PM, the event lasts two and a half hours and costs $55. Guest speaker Vittorio Vettori of Banfi Vintners will explain the difference between white and red grapes, using Frascati of Castelli Romani (white wine) and Sangiovese of Tuscany (red wine) for tasting.

Visit the national headquarters of the National Italian American Foundation on Saturday, May 21 at 6 PM for a special wine tasting of fine Italian wines and gourmet specialties. For more information or to RSVP, contact


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