Indigenous Grape Varieties 20% Off

Food & Wine names Vino one of 12 great Manhattan wine shops:

“This store sells nothing but wine and spirits from every part of Italy. In fact, wine director Charles Scicolone has not neglected a single corner of the country. Try the 2000 Tenuta del Portale Aglianico del Vulture Riserva, a vibrant and minerally Basilicata red ($23 [currently on sale for $18.40]), or the zingy 2004 Mecella Pagliano ($16). Most selections are also available at the jointly owned I Trulli restaurant, directly across the street.”

Read the story here.

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Last chance to sign up for Puglia dinner!
Just a few seats are left for the Taste of Puglia dinner next week. Don’t miss your chance to sample some of Puglia’s best known dishes, including Dora Marzovilla’s delectable handmade pastas, accompanied by a few of the region’s most highly regarded wines.

Taste of Puglia Dinner
with Charles and Michele Scicolone

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Ristorante I Trulli
122 East 27th St.
five wines, five courses
$125.00 (inclusive)
Limited seating
To reserve, please send an email
to events@vinosite.com.

Or call events coordinator Jeremy Parzen at 212-213-8772.

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This Friday (5:30-7:30) and Saturday (4:30-6:30) the Vino staff will be pouring 6 indigenous grape varieties featured in our Spring sale.

We’ve overstocked and need to make room for May arrivals! These bottles will be available at 15% off in-store and 20% off on our website.

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

Don’t wait too long — these bottles are going fast!

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:
Charles Scicolone’s Greatest Hits
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wine industry veteran Charles Scicolone (Wine Director, I Trulli and Vino) pours and discusses 10 of his all-time favorite wines.

For those of you who already belong to Charles’s fan club, you know that Charles likes to drink old wine made from indigenous Italian grape varieties, aged in botti (traditional, large, old oak barrels). But whether or not you’ve had a chance to taste wine with him, this seminar represents a golden opportunity: because he began tasting and collecting Italian wine in the 1970s, before the Italian wine renaissance of recent memory, he has a unique perspective and can offer singular insight into the world of collecting and aging Italian wines. Charles is often overheard saying that there are four great Italian grapes: Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Aglianico, and Sagrantino (and every once in a while, he’ll even drink a Cabernet Sauvignon from Lazio). Highlights are sure to include: Grato Grati 1988 Villa di Vetrice and Barbera d’Asti Il Dragone 1990 Dezzani.

For the sixth year in a row, Charles and I Trulli have been nominated for Outstanding Wine Service by the James Beard Foundation. Charles is also a member of the Wine Media Guild. His wife Michele Scicolone is the author of countless Italian cookbooks, many of which are now considered classics, including 1,000 Italian Recipes and Pizza Any Way You Slice It, co-authored by Charles.

To register for the class, write to register@vinosite.com

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