Everyday is like Sunday

February 10, 2010

Your favorite wine store is now open seven days a week!


NYC Restaurant Week: starts today!

January 25, 2010

Dine at I Trulli for less, January 25-February 7

NYC Restaurant Week is back! I Trulli is excited once again to be a part of New York’s biggest restaurant event, which this winter features over 260 participating establishments!

Chef Patti Jackson has prepared exclusive three-course lunch and dinner menus featuring some of the traditional flavors and delicious Puglia-inspired dishes for which I Trulli is so renowned. Book now!

I Trulli NYC Restaurant Week Menus
Lunch $24.07
Dinner $35

For more information and reservations please visit our website or contact 212-481-7372 or email reservations@itrulli.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon at I Trulli!

Lini “Labrusca” T-shirts have landed!

December 18, 2009

Lambrusco lovers, the wait is over. The vision we had back in February has finally become a reality as the phenomenon that is Lini continues unabated: introducing the official Lini “Labrusca” t-shirt! Already the hottest wine around right now, with the arrival of these hip tees Lini’s chic Lambrusco is only set to get hotter in 2010! Designed to represent the bottle labels of two of Lini’s most popular wines, these stylish t-shirts are made from 100% cotton and available in vintage tan (men’s classic Labrusca Rosso) and antique pink (women’s babydoll Labrusca Rosé) sizes S through XL. Wear your wine with pride!

Wild Boar & Sangiovese

November 7, 2009

Nicola Marzovilla presents “Massoferrato”, Monday, November 16

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Join Nicola Marzovilla for a very special dinner celebrating all the rustic charm of Tuscany, as the I Trulli owner proudly presents Massoferrato, the first wine made from grapes grown on his Tuscan estate!

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Marzovilla and his family purchased the property (above) in Impruneta in the Colli Fiorentini, south of Florence, fifteen years ago, with a view to trying their hand at winemaking. Nicola planted seven acres of Sangiovese (below) — the classic Tuscan variety — which in 2008 produced fruit for the very first vintage of Massoferrato. The wine, classified Rosso Toscano IGT, was fermented in stainless steel before spending time in custom-made 20 hectoliter barrels of Slavonian oak.

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A wine this special deserves a menu to match, and for this unique occasion Chef Patti Jackson will prepare typically Tuscan dishes including chestnut gnocchi and whole roasted wild boar. Check out Patti’s full menu here!

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Italian-born Marzovilla (above, bottling his wine last summer) is already renowned for his wine expertise and devoted attention to I Trulli’s groundbreaking wine program, he also owns Vino Italian Wine and Spirits, New York’s top-rated all-Italian wine store. Now join him as he celebrates his latest exciting wine venture!

Nicola Marzovilla presents MASSOFERRATO
Monday, November 16
plus tax and gratuity

For more information and reservations please contact 212-481-7372 or reservations@itrulli.com.

Follow Vino_NYC on Twitter!

August 25, 2009

New York City’s favorite* Italian wine blog joins fastest-growing internet phenomenon

twitter-logo blogI am all a-twitter today as I have just signed up for the hugely popular virtual update service, known by most simply as Twitter. I shall be “tweeting” (if I remember) whenever I have something exciting to say about new wines, special events or anything else relating to the world of Vino. Several of my friends annoy me constantly with their Twitter updates, but unlike them I shall not be tweeting while standing on line at Wholefoods or absentmindedly while watching Seinfeld reruns. As the nature of this post may suggest, I am still undecided as to whether Twitter represents the future of wine marketing or simply the death of modern society as we know it. Either way please follow me.


Discovering Calabria

June 15, 2009

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

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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 contact@vinosite.com.

Visit italianmade.com 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”).

SoHo Stroll: starts tomorrow!

June 10, 2009

Centovini takes part in neighborhood event

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Centovini is taking part in this year’s Soho Stroll, a special SoHo-wide shopping event. Organized by Ace4Homeless, SoHo Stroll is a fundraiser for New York City’s homeless, while also designed to promote this vibrant neighborhood.

robin wright pennNow a multi-day event, this summer’s SoHo Stroll runs from Thursday through Saturday evening, when actress Robin Wright Penn (photographed by Richard Wright for Gotham Magazine, right) will host a closing celebration in honor of the Stroll and her cover appearance in Gotham Magazine, the event’s primary media sponsor.

As one of SoHo’s most popular and distinctive venues, Centovini is proud to offer a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to all participating customers wearing the SoHo Stroll signature bracelet. Bracelets are on sale at participating locations throughout SoHo, as well as at our SoHo Stroll Welcome Booth, on the corner of Wooster and Spring Street. Bracelets are only $20 and every penny goes to benefit the SoHo Partnership.

Click on the map for a full list of participating venues!

soho stroll map blogVisit the brand new SoHo Stroll Blog for news and store profiles!