Centovini nominated for James Beard Award

March 27, 2008

Centovini, Nicola Marzovilla’s SoHo restaurant, is proud to announce its nomination in the category for Outstanding Restaurant Design at the 2008 James Beard Foundation Awards. Since 1990, the awards have recognized the finest and freshest talent within the food and beverage industry. Centovini’s design partners Murray Moss and Giuliano Fiorenzoli will be hoping to repeat the success of last year’s Travel + Leisure award for Best New Restaurant Design.


What the press is saying about Lini Lambrusco

March 26, 2008

Vino’s range of Lini Lambruscos created a sensation upon their release last summer, and have continued to receive overwhelming praise from New York’s local media:

“Rare Lini Lambruscos have landed” >>>

“Lambruscos bubble up with bold entries” >>>

“Not your Grandmother’s Lambrusco” >>>

“Not So Fast: Don’t Dismiss Lambruscos” >>>

“Wine for the First Day of Summer” >>>

“Making Lambrusco Wine: Alicia Lini on The Leonard Lopate Show >>>

Find out just what’s getting the critics excited at Vino, or by visiting our online store, www.vinositeshop.com.

A Taste of Puglia

March 25, 2008

Enjoy an evening of classic Pugliese cuisine at I Trulli, as restaurant owner Nicola Marzovilla and chef Patti Jackson present five of the region’s best loved dishes, including handmade orecchiette, accompanied by five of its finest wines.

Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Ristorante I Trulli
122 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016

Five wines, five courses
$160 (tax and gratuity included)
Limited seating

To reserve, please send an email to

Or call 212-481-7372.


Burrata, fava e cicoria
Fresh fava bean salad with chicory
Malvasia 2006 Conti Zecca

Riso con cozze
Rice with mussels and potatoes
Cantalupi Rosato 2006 Conti Zecca

With rabbit ragu
Primitivo di Manduria 2005 Cantastorie

Roasted rack of lamb with artichokes
Castel del Monte Il Falcone 2003 Rivera

Dolci fritti
Traditional Pugliese desserts
Moscato di Trani Piani di Tufara 2005 Rivera

Menu subject to change

Spring Classes

March 20, 2008

Register now by calling 212-725-6516

or emailing register@vinosite.com.

Visit www.vinosite.com to read class descriptions.

Italian Wine 101
with Robert Scibelli
Tuesday, April 22, $65.00

Barolo, Barbaresco, and the Wines of the Langhe
with Jim Hutchinson
Wednesday, April 30, $95.00

with Chef Patti Jackson
Saturday, May 10, 1:30 p.m. at I Trulli, $95.00

Italian Cabernet
with Jim Hutchinson
Wednesday, May 14, $125.00

with Winnie Yang & Jim Hutchinson
Wednesday, May 21, $85.00
(20% Discount if combined with Salumi)

with Robert Scibelli
Wednesday, May 28, $85.00

I Trulli Garden Party
Every Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
from May 29 through June 26, at I Trulli
All you can eat and drink, $35.00

with Winnie Yang & Jim Hutchinson
Wednesday, June 4, $85.00
(20% Discount if combined with Formaggi)

On the A16: Naples to Bari
Instructor TBA
Wednesday, June 11, $75.00

Summer Wines
with Jim Hutchinson
Wednesday, June 18, $55.00

Casa Emma Tasting with Fabrizio Benedetti

March 10, 2008

Tuesday, March 11
5:30-7:30 p.m.

121 E. 27th Street
(bet. Park and Lex)

Soloio 2004 Casa Emma >>>
Chianti Classico 2005 Casa Emma >>>
Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 Casa Emma >>>

Tre Bicchieri winner

March 4, 2008

Fosarin 2006 Ronco dei Tassi

In honor of Gambero Rosso’s annual Tre Bicchieri tasting in New York yesterday, we’re featuring Fosarin 2006 Ronco dei Tassi, which won the highest rating of three glasses in Italian Wines 2008.

This is the third time that this Friuli producer (one of our favorites!) has received this honor for their Fosarin — in 2006 it was even named “White Wine of the Year” — and it won’t be the last, we’re willing to bet.