Italian Wine 101b, Northern Italy Tasting This Week

Italian 101b: Southern and Central Italy
with Robert Scibelli, DWS
Wednesday, October 3

To register, please send an email to and/or call 212-725-6516.

Italian 101a (Wednesday, September 26) is filling up fast and is expected to sell out so please don’t delay in signing up.

Besides vinification and Italian wine basics, Italian 101b Southern and Central Italy covers some of Italy’s most important appellations, including Toscana, Lazio, Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata, Campania, and Sicilia among others. While the wines of Toscana are among Italy’s most famous, Southern Italian wines often represent some of the country’s best values and best-kept secrets. Grapes like Aglianico, the “Nebbiolo of the South,” are used to produced some of Italy’s most age-worthy wines like Aglianico del Vulture in Basilicata and Taurasi in Campania.

Instructor Robert Scibelli DWS is the National Development Coordinator of the International Wine Center where he lectures regularly on a wide variety of wine topics.

Combine with Italian 101a (Northern Italy) Wednesday, September 26, and get a $20 discount ($110 total for both sessions).

All classes start at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 2 hours. Up to 10 wines are tasted in each class. Classes are held in our private events space, Vinoteca (in the back of Vino), 121 East 27th St. between Park and Lex. Avenues.

Class participants receive 10% off any item in the store and 10% off their check at I Trulli on the day of the class (offer not valid combined with any other).

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Italian Travel, Food, and Wine Coverage Begins Next Week

Next week Vino and I Trulli’s e-letter “Italian Travel, Food, and Wine” coverage returns next week with features by acclaimed cookbook author Michele Scicolone (and her husband Charles Scicolone, our Wine Director Emeritus), articles on the history of Italian food and wine by Jeremy Parzen, PhD, and notes on current trends in Italian winemaking by Jim Hutchinson, MA, DWS. We’ve got an exciting editorial calendar in store for you so stay tuned for information on the best places to visit and to stay in Italy and lots more.

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This Week’s Tasting: Northern Italy

This week, the Vino staff will be pouring four wines from producers in northern Italy. These wines will be 15% off in-store and 20% off online.You can browse all of our current web offers by clicking here.

Weekly tastings at Vino are FREE.

To register for the free tastings, please send an email to

This Friday (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (4:00-6:00 p.m.) Vino staff will be pouring the following wines:*


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