Taste, party, rock out with me in Texas this month…

Don’t be shy! Come to our house party on Saturday, May 18. All are welcome and I’ll be debuting my new band. Here are some events where I’ll be pouring, speaking, emceeing, and jamming this month in Texas. Come party out with me…

Cantele Wine Dinner
at Il Brutto in Austin
Tuesday, May 14

Email the restaurant to reserve. I’m psyched to check out Il Brutto, one of the many new Italians to pop up in the Live Music Capital of the World (we’ll probably go to the Continental afterwards).

Moscato d’Asti DOCG
Guided Tasting & Seminar
at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Wednesday, May 15

Open to trade only. Here’s the link to register. I’ll be presenting the tasting and moderating a panel that will include Andrea Costa from Marenco, Stefano Chiarlo from Chiarlo, and Luigi Coppo from Coppo. Three of my favorite producers from the appellation (and three super nice and brilliant dudes).

Paolo Cantele
in-store tasting
at Vinology
Friday, May 17

Paolo and I will be pouring and talking about his wines 6-8 p.m. at this fave Houston wine bar and shop. No need to register. Here’s the Google map. We’ll be hanging at the bar afterwards. Always a good time at Vinology.

Blow-out Party
and Potluck
live music and wine
Chez Parzen
Saturday, May 18

Parzen family is hosting one of its house parties and Paolo Cantele is providing the wines. Everyone is invited — and yes, I mean everyone. If you have my phone number or we are friends on social media, just hit me up for the address if you don’t already have it. Kids performances will begin at 2 p.m. Adult music will begin at 4. Bring your favorite potluck dish. We will party until the wine runs out (and there will be plenty of wine, believe me).

Houston Pasta Festival
Sunday, May 19
Bayou City Event Center

Click here to register for this Sunday afternoon festival (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.). I’ll be emceeing this event this Italy-America Chamber of Commerce event this year. And my friends and food writers Renia Butler, Chris Reid, and Eric Sandler will be joining me on a panel that Eric’s moderating. Some of the top Houston-area Italian restaurants will be sharing their favorite pastas. But I’m especially geeked to taste the entries from Pepper Twins (Chinese) and Harlem Road BBQ.

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