Slow Wine and Taste of Italy in Houston March 5: register now to ensure availability

Texas food and wine lovers and restaurant and wine professionals: please register now for the Taste of Italy/Slow Wine Grand Tasting and seminars to be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Hilton Post Oak (presented by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas, where I serve as a media consultant).

REGISTRATION LINKS FOLLOW BELOW.

Slow Wine (where I work as an editor for the guide) will be coming to Houston for the first time: at our morning seminar, I will be leading a tasting of 8 Piedmont wines selected from the guide’s prizes.

Next, BBQ writer Chris Reid, Italian wine legend Brian Larky, and I will be leading a tasting of Lambrusco paired with Texas BBQ. Top local smokers will be providing the food.

Finally in the afternoon, I’ll be leading a seminar on traditional balsamic vinegar with pairings by Chef Danny Trace from Osso & Kristalla and Potente.

And of course, the all-day Grand Tasting will feature both Slow Wine and Taste of Italy wineries and wines.

It’s a BIG BIG SHOW and the seminars are already almost sold out. Please register to make sure there’s a spot for you. And if you want a media pass and/or if you want to volunteer (which gives you access to the whole lasagna), please shoot me an email.

Hope to see you there! Thanks for your support and interest!

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GRAND TASTING
11 A.M. – 5 P.M. (Monday, March 5, 2018 at Hilton Post Oak)
OPEN TO TRADE, MEDIA, AND CONSUMERS.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE GRAND TASTING.

The event will feature more than 200 Italian food products and wines.

PIEDMONT’S NEW WAVE OLD SCHOOL
10:30 A.M. (Monday, March 5, 2018 at Hilton Post Oak)
OPEN TO TRADE ONLY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

TASTE 8 AWARDING-WINNING PIEDMONT WINES FROM THE SLOW WINE GUIDE TO THE WINES OF ITALY 2018

MODERATOR: Jeremy Parzen (DoBianchi.com)
PANELISTS:
Jaime De Leon (Houston Beverage Sales Manager for Kroger), Thomas Moësse (wine director, Vinology and Divino)

On the occasion of the first-ever Slow Wine Guide tasting in Houston, local wine experts Jaime De Leon (Houston Beverage Sales Manager for Kroger), Thomas Moësse (wine director, Vinology and Divino), and wine writer Jeremy Parzen (DoBianchi.com) lead a guided tasting of 8 Slow Wine-award-winning wines from Piedmont. Slow Wine Guide editor-in-chief Giancarlo Gariglio presents the new guide beforehand.

THE ULTIMATE WINE PAIRING: TEXAS BBQ
AND LAMBRUSCO
1:00 P.M. (Monday, March 5, 2018 at Hilton Post Oak)
$19.50 PER PERSON

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

TEXAS BBQ AND ITALIAN WINE EXPERTS DISCUSS THE ART OF PAIRING WITH CLASSIC SMOKED MEATS BY PAPPAS DELTA BLUES, JACKSON STREET, AND PINKERTON’S

MODERATOR: Jeremy Parzen (DoBianchi.com)
PANELISTS:
Brian Larky (Dalla Terra Imports), Chris Reid (Houston Chronicle)

Houston Chronicle BBQ columnist Chris Reid and leading U.S. importer Brian Larky discuss the art of pairing Texas BBQ and Lambrusco. Food and wine historian Jeremy Parzen moderates.

Pappas Delta Blues, Jackson Street, and Pinkerton’s provide Lambrusco-inspired tastings.

REAL BALSAMIC: THE HOLY GRAIL OF LUXURY FOOD
3:30 p.m. (Monday, March 5, 2018 at Hilton Post Oak)
$19.50 PER PERSON

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

TASTE A SELECTION OF TOP AGED BALSAMIC VINEGARS FROM ITALY WITH PAIRINGS BY POTENTE AND OSSO & KRISTALLA. CHEFS DANNY TRACE AND GIANCARLO FERRAR DISCUSS TRADITIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL USES OF BALSAMIC IN THE KITCHEN

MODERATOR: Jeremy Parzen (DoBianchi.com)
PANELISTS:
Chef Danny Trace (Potente and Osso & Kristalla) and Giancarlo Ferrara (Amalfi Ristorante)

Foraged white truffles from Piedmont, wild sturgeon caviar from the Black Sea, and… authentic balsamic vinegar from Modena and Reggio Emilia. Few Americans have tasted these coveted and hard-to-find vinegars from Italy. Food and wine historian Jeremy Parzen moderates.

Balsamic-inspired tastings curated by Chef Danny Trace (Potente and Osso & Kristalla).

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