VINE SOCIETY is a new wine-tasting series that we’re kicking off this summer, dedicated to expanding your knowledge (and love, of course) of Italian wine. Our VINE SOCIETY events are affordable and informal, often in unconventional settings. Some sessions will focus on regions, some on varietals, and some will highlight specific Italian winemakers.
VINE SOCIETY tastings cater to those just starting on their wine-appreciation journey, as well as those who are a bit more adept. These events are designed to get us all more comfortable talking about Italian wine . . . we tend to think that the best way to do that is to just drink it and talk about it.
O2 JULY 2017 — SICILY, SARDEGNA, and THE SOUTH
at the Napolitano Residence (6417 W. Ohio Ave.)
We will be tasting wine from the two largest Italian islands, as well as from the mainland regions of Campania and Calabria. Think: deep viticultural history and volcanic soil. We will also have Nathan McNichols (former Beverage Director at Ristorante) on hand to guide us through our tasting.
AUGUST 2017 — ALTO ADIGE & FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA
at Team Nerd Letterpress (830 S. 5th St.)
Join us as we go from sea to summit, traversing the vineyards from the low-lying vineyards outside of Venice to the terraced slopes of Bolzano perched high up in the Dolomite range. Here’s to a warm summer night sipping on some cool northern white wines!
20 SEPTEMBER 2017 — UNIFICATION / RISORGIMENTO
at FORM Fine Goods + Floral
Every major thoroughfare in any Italian town or city is named “XX Settembre” after the day when the troops from Savoy under Garibaldi finally broke through the Pia Porta in Rome, thus unifying the Italian nation under the tre colore. It’s kinda like independence day, and it’s also the perfect excuse to sample some wines from Piemonte and Lazio.
VINE SOCIETY is open to all 21 years of age, or older. These are small, informal events, so seating is limited. Reservations are $25 per person; each guest will receive approx. three glasses of wine and some snacks. Reservations are not refundable, however, we understand that things come up. If you can’t make it, we will save you a place at the next event. Click the “Buy Now” button below to reserve seats!