Grand Tasting II

April 28, 2010

Vino’s Global Grand Tasting earlier this month proved such a success that we’ve decided to host another mega-tasting in May! Join us on May 7 for a sweeping worldwide tour of some of our favorite bottles from all corners of the planet. Save the date!

GRAND TASTING
Friday, May 7
5:30-7:30pm

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.

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Spring has sprung!

April 26, 2010

Spring has officially sprung, and at I Trulli that can only mean one thing: the return of our Spring Garden Parties!

Since 1994, I Trulli has been a favorite among New York diners not just for its delicious pugliese-inspired dishes and famed all-Italian wine-list, but also for its lush back garden, one of Manhattan’s most unique and secluded outdoor restaurant spaces.

Each week our Spring Garden Party will be themed around a particular region of Italy, giving you the chance to savor local wines and foods as they were meant to be enjoyed. The series begins next Tuesday, May 4, with a celebration of the distinctive flavors of Emilia-Romagna.

Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Mortadella, Aceto Balsamico: some of Italy’s most exported products hail from this culinary heartland. Such strong specialties require a wine to match, which is where Emilia’s refreshing sparkling wine, Lambrusco, delivers. Yet this oft-overlooked wine region also produces some of the country’s most interesting blends. Sample some of our favorites at I Trulli next Tuesday, each paired with Chef Patti Jackson‘s special selection of classic Emilian antipasti!

Wines:
Lambrusco Labrusca Bianco NV Lini
Lambrusco In Correggio Rosé NV Lini
Lambrusco In Correggio Scuro NV Lini
Lambrusco Metodo Classico 2003 Lini
Ageno 2004 La Stoppa
Macchiona 2003 La Stoppa

Chef Patti Jackson’s Antipasto Table:
Grilled Mortadella
Erbazzone
Chicken Liver Pâté
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Piadine with Spring Vegetables
Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma

SPRING GARDEN PARTY
at I Trulli
Tuesday, May 4
6-8pm
$35*
(plus tax and 18% gratuity)

Upcoming Parties:
May 11: LAZIO
May 18: PUGLIA
May 25: PIEMONTE
June 1: TOSCANA

For more information and reservations please contact 212-481-7372 or email reservations@itrulli.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!


A really Good Friday…

April 2, 2010

Vino has officially gone global! Last night’s first installment of our back-to-back Grand Tastings proved a massive success! But if you couldn’t make it yesterday, be sure to join us again from 5:30pm this afternoon for part two of our double-header! It’s gonna be a really Good Friday…

Tonight more representatives from our top distributors will be pouring more great wines for your quaffing pleasure, reflecting our ever-expanding international selection. Don’t miss it!

VINO GOES GLOBAL:
GRAND TASTING

Friday, April 2
5:30-7:30pm
FREE

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.


Vino goes global

March 24, 2010

It’s official: Vino has gone global! We’re happy to say our friends, fans and customers have embraced this new initiative with gusto — now Vino invites you to celebrate the expansion of your favorite wine store!

Over the last few weeks New York City’s #1 Italian wine store has begun looking beyond the peninsula. Tentatively at first: a breezy day-trip across the border for an Austrian white led to an unforgettable weekend in Bordeaux. Soon we were jetting around the globe with trips to South Africa, Australia and Argentina, clocking up air miles to bring you the flavors of the New World. We even extended a layover in California to hail a Cab.

But don’t think we’ve let our incredibly high standards slip. Quite the reverse: the same discerning palate which brought you the best of Italy is helping stock Vino’s shelves with a truly international and expanding selection of world-class wines and spirits.

In fact, we’ve got so many great new wines to taste, we couldn’t fit them into one event! Join us next week for a FREE Grand Tasting held over two consecutive evenings! On Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2 representatives from our top distributors will be pouring over twenty classic wines, new discoveries and popular favorites!

VINO GOES GLOBAL:
GRAND TASTING

Thursday, April 1
5:30-7:30pm
FREE
Friday, April 2
5:30-7:30pm
FREE

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.



Vino’s going green

March 12, 2010


Stroll down any New York street in March and you can’t help be aware of the impending St. Patrick’s Day festivities, in which storefronts and bars become awash in a sea of green. This popular holiday is intended as a salute to the city’s Irish heritage, but is too often transformed into a night of student debauchery: while we too love downing 2-for-1 lite beers and sporting a novelty Leprechaun’s hat, we agree there’s nothing particularly Irish about it.

At Vino we choose our drinks carefully: having recently begun carrying non-Italian products on our shelves (including a growing selection of spirits), we’re thrilled to be throwing a real St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year. Join us on Wednesday, March 17 when we’ll be preparing Tom Moore cocktails made from Finian’s Irish Whiskey! A variation on the classic Manhattan, the Tom Moore replaces rye whiskey or Bourbon with Irish whiskey, making it the quintessential Irish-New York drink!

Finian’s Five Provinces Irish Whiskey harkens back to a time when Ireland was comprised of 5 provinces: Connachta, Lagin, Mide, Mumu, and Ulaid. This Irish-owned Cooley distillery produces a whiskey made from crystal clear mountain water and the finest Irish malted barley. An extended distillation process results in a rich, smooth and uncommonly clean whiskey.

Tom Moore Cocktail
1 3/4 oz. Finian’s Irish Whiskey
3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Serve in a 4 1/2 oz. cocktail glass

ST. PATRICK’S DAY
IRISH WHISKEY TASTING

Wednesday, March 17
5:30-7:30pm

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.


A Sicilian Feast at I Trulli

March 3, 2010

The origins of La Festa di San Giuseppe date back to the middle ages, when at the end of a severe drought Sicilians prepared a lavish feast in honor of their patron saint. A San Giuseppe banquet is still enjoyed today by Sicilians, Italian-Americans and lovers of Italian food and heritage.

As a child in Puglia, I Trulli owner Nicola Marzovilla grew up with two uncles named Giuseppe, with whom he would enjoy typical fried zeppole and other specialties on this popular holiday. Who better to host his own San Giuseppe celebration?

Join us on Thursday, March 18, as we explore the culinary and cultural traditions of San Giuseppe. Chef Patti Jackson‘s delicious menu will feature some of the Marzovilla family’s favorite San Giuseppe dishes, paired with Sicily’s classic local wines. And in true San Giuseppe style, we’ll even be presenting our own tavola di San Giuseppe, a decorative altar featuring a bounteous spread of typical breads and cakes!

La Festa di SAN GIUSEPPE
Thursday, March 18
7:30pm
$75 plus tax and gratuity

Book now!

For more information and reservations please visit our website, contact 212-481-7372 or email reservations@itrulli.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Open that bottle!

February 23, 2010

Taste 1988 Sangiovese at 20% off this Friday!

This Saturday is Open That Bottle Night*, occasion enough to crack open that very special wine you’ve been holding onto. But if your cellar is looking bare, let Vino suggest a bottle worthy of this weekend of wine indulgence. Made from 100% Sangiovese, Villa di Vetrice’s Grato Grati is classified Vino da Tavola (essentially making it a declassified Chianti Rufina). This Vecchia Annata (“old vintage”) is aged in oak botti before its release; it’s the use of large vessels which gives the wine its tremendous longevity. Try it for yourself this Friday and save 20%!

Grato Grati Vecchia Annata 1988 Villa di Vetrice
was $45, now $36

PLUS! We’ll also be pouring Lini’s lush and opulent Lambrusco Metodo Classico Rosso, Corrigia Brut, now available at a spectacular 30% off!

Lambrusco Rosso Corrigia Brut 2003 Lini
was $27, now $18.90

FREE TASTING
Friday, February 26
5:30-7:30pm

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.

*Open That Bottle Night was created in 2000 by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, as a way of encouraging people to open a symbolically significant bottle, and then share their stories. Since its inauguration, the event has been scheduled for the last Saturday in February.