Here are some events that I’m going to be attending or where I’m going to be pouring and speaking about wine in coming weeks. Please join me if you can!
An Evening in Rome with Tony Vallone
Thursday, May 19
Ciao Bello, Houston
Tony’s a client and a friend and a bona fide national treasure when it comes to Italian gastronomy in this country. I have a lot of fun working with him and am very much looking forward to attending his Roman event, the latest in his series of regional Italian cuisines dinner series. Click here for details. Tracie P will be there, too!
Sotto New Wine List Launch
Wednesday, May 25
Sotto, Los Angeles
After five years of writing a wine list devoted almost exclusively to the wines of southern Italy at Sotto in Los Angeles, it’s time to shake things up. I’ll be visiting the restaurant in a few weeks to launch our new list and will be leading a special tasting of five new wines that we’ll be adding. The new list will still be southern-inspired but it will also have new regional focus. Stay tuned for registration info (the event isn’t listed yet on the restaurant’s site but I’ll be posting details as soon as I have them).
Franciacorta Real Story Tasting
Monday, June 6
Perman Wine Selections, Chicago
Now almost midway through its second year, my “Franciacorta Real Story” campaign for the Franciacorta growers consortium has been one of the most rewarding of my career. This will be the last tasting in the series until the fall and I know it will be a good one: I’m a huge fan of Craig Perman and his wine shop and I know we’re going to have a top-flight group of wine pros and lovers for this limited-seating tasting. Please shoot me an email to reserve a spot because it’s already filling up.
Houstonians, please come out and hang with us next week at Tony’s place! And likewise, Angelenos and Chicagoans, I hope to see you soon! Thanks for being here… and there…