Super Tuscans 20% Off, Italian Wine & Civilization Seminar

This Friday (5:30-7:30) and Saturday (4:30-6:30) the Vino staff will be pouring 6 Super Tuscans featured in our Spring sale, including Leone (100% Sangiovese) and two vintages of Pietraforte (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) from Carobbio in Chianti Classico (see below).

Spring clearance continues: all of the following bottles are available at 15% off in store and 20% off on our website (subject to availability — limited quantities).

You can browse all of our current web offers by clicking here.

Friday and Saturday tastings at Vino are FREE.
To register for the free tastings, please send an email to events@vinosite.com.

The Vino staff will be pouring the following wines.*

Click on the links below to learn more and/or to order.

*Wines subject to change depending on availability.

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Vinoteca Featured Class:
Italian Wine and Civilization (with Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D.)
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
$65.00 per person

For more information and/or to register, please send an email to register@vinosite.com.

Italian food and wine historian Jeremy Parzen (Vino and I Trulli’s Marketing Director) pours ten wines and discusses their relationship to Italian history and culture — from antiquity to the modern era.

From Pliny the Elder to Petrarch and Boccaccio, from Machiavelli and The Prince to unified Italy’s first two Prime Ministers — Cavour and Ricasoli — wine has always played an important role in Italian history, culture, its economy and even its politics. When the cardinals of Avignon complained that they would miss the wines of Burgundy were Pope Urban V to return the papacy to Rome, Petrarch scolded and informed them that Italy’s myriad grape varieties were far superior to those of France. When Machiavelli was exiled from his beloved Florence and forced to live in the countryside, he wrote of the solace he found in both gambling and drinking Chianti at the local tavern. Unified Italy’s first two prime ministers, Cavour in Piedmont and Ricasoli in Chianti, were winemakers who worked diligently to bring the country to the forefront of international winemaking.

Italian food and wine historian and translator Jeremy Parzen pours ten wines and discusses readings from some of Italy’s most important writers and political figures — Petrarch, Boccaccio, and Machiavelli, among others.

For more information and/or to register, please send an email to register@vinosite.com.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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