Northern Stars Tasting

February 28, 2008

Special Tasting Event with
Ronco dei Tassi, Castel Sallegg, and Conti Sertoli Salis

three producers, fifteen wines

Affettati will be offered.

Friday, February 29, 2008
4-5 p.m. (trade + press only)
5-7 p.m. (open to the public)

Vino Italian Wine and Spirits
121. E. 27th Street
(between Park and Lex)


Emilia-Romagna Dinner with Alicia Lini

February 28, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 7pm
Four courses, four wines
, plus 20% gratuity

25 W Houston Street (between Greene and Mercer)
Call to reserve: 212-219-2113 (seating is limited!)

Meet one of our favorite winemakers next Tuesday at Centovini. Alicia Lini will talk about her wines and the food of Emilia Romagna over a dinner created especially for the occasion by Chef Patti Jackson.

MENU (subject to change)
River Fish
Tortelli in Brodo
Bollito Misto: Short Rib, Veal Tongue, Cotechino and Capon with Homemade Mostardas
2-year-old Vacca Rossa Parmigiano Reggiano

Lagrein Ris. 2003 Castel Sallegg

February 13, 2008

The groundhog was right: winter’s not going away any time soon. And what with the snow and freezing wind (that we’re getting in NYC, at least), you’ll want to cozy up to this bottle.

Lagrein is a grape native to Trentino-Alto Adige, where the high altitudes and excellent temperature variation around Lake Caldaro combine to create a rich red wine with peppery notes, excellent for the wintry dishes of this Alpine region and whatever you’re eating to stay warm.

Buy Lagrein Ris. 2003 Castel Sallegg >>>

Featured class:

Brunello di Montalcino

with Robert Scibelli, DWS
TONIGHT, 6:30 p.m., $95

In recent years, Brunello di Montalcino has become one of Italy’s hottest and most talked-about appellations. In the 1960s, there were literally a handful of producers of Brunello. Today, they number in the hundreds. The growth can be attributed in part to the attention the appellation has received from the American wine press. Brunello lore has grown also thanks to a string of excellent and historic vintages in the 1990s as well as fantastic harvests like the 2000 and 2001.

Seats are going fast — reserve now:
212.725.6516 or

Wine for Your Valentine

February 11, 2008

Our most romantic bottles. We don’t know how you feel about the holiday, but we think February 14 is the perfect occasion to enjoy these wines. Treat yourself or treat that special someone.

Amabile means lovable or sweet and refers to the fact that fermentation of this Malvasia is stopped early, allowing the wine to retain some of its sugar and make it sweeter.
Orvieto Amabile 2005 Le Velette >>>

Made from the rare Pelaverga grape, this spicy, aromatic wine is believed to be an aphrodisiac, hence the name “Basadone,” from baciadonne, or “ladykisser.”
Basadone 2006 Castello di Verduno >>>

Alici Lini’s Rosé is a beauty, inside and out. Its lovely rosy color and vivacious sparkle befit a Lambrusco that will get along very well with you (and your food), indeed.
Lambrusco Rose 2006 Lini >>>