Discovering Calabria

Taste four of our favorite wines from this southern region of Italy, this Friday at Vino!

Discover Calabria blog

This Friday Vino invites you to discover the region of Calabria, as we pour four of our favorite calabrese wines in a special tasting for DISCOVERING CALABRIA. The event is part of a shop and dine promotional campaign organized by the Italian Trade Commission, in partnership with Regione Calabria, to educate and inform food and wine lovers about the delicious specialties from this region in southern Italy.

Though not particularly famous for its wine production, Calabria currently devotes nearly 60,000 acres to grapevines, and includes 12 DOC appellations, 13 IGT appellations, and almost three-dozen major and secondary grape varieties. About 91% of Calabria’s wine production is red or rosé, with a large portion made from the indigenous Gaglioppo grape. However, Calabria’s DOCs also produce exquisitely delicate whites, as well as a few sparkling, dessert and fortified wines. Chief among these appellations is Cirò which according to local legend, is the oldest continuously made wine in the world, dating back over 2,500 years.

Join us on Friday, June 19, when we’ll be pouring some of our favorite wines from Calabria:

Scavigna Pian della Corte 2007 Odoardi

Cirò Duca San Felice 2005 Librandi

Melissa Mutrò 2004 Cantina Val di Neto Cirò

Ronco dei Quattroventi 2005 Fattoria San Francesco

Friday, June 19

For more details call 212-725-6516 or email

Visit for further information on Calabria. The following promotional clip for Regione Calabria stars Milan‘s World Cup-winning soccer star Gennaro “Ringhio” Gattuso, a true calabrese if ever there was one. Famed for his passionate aggression on the field and good humor off it, Gattuso’s nickname derives from the verb ringhiare (“to growl/snarl”).


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