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Gourmet Wine Event in Florence July 9th 2015

Artisan Food Pairings and Brunello Wine Tasting? Yes, please!

Hello, all! Whether you’ve google’d me or follow me already (hopefully no trolls)- I got some news to share! I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front but I wanted to let you know that this Thursday July 9th, I’m inviting a few of my readers to come drink wines and nibble on food pairings with me at a private vertical food and wine tasting in Florence. The tasting is hosted and organized by a very well-respected wine bar by winos and industry pros world over, and I am lucky that one of the owners extends me an invite for a private table- which spots I offer to my readers. The event is in Italian and I will be translating for the guests at my table if need be.

The details!

We will be doing a vertical tasting of wines from the precious area of Montalcino at a very secluded wine bar in the heart of Florence, both Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino. There will be food pairings with each wine pouring (5 total) and will include local artisan cheeses, cured meats (like fennel wild boar salumi), gourmet crostini and truffle panini. Wine and snacks will be plenty- bring an appetite and thirst!

Apart from the Langhe, Montalcino holds a special favored place in my wino heart. The night will showcase a very unique producer Agostina Pieri, who do very traditional nearly perfect reds from Montalcino- hand-picking every bunch from the region’s nearly perfect satellite in Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Reds are still divine in summer- especially if you know how to store/serveAgostina Pieri them well!

Their wines are considered sensational across the wine journalism world- and has received considerable accolade from Wine Advocate and awards from Italy’s own Gambero Rosso food and wine guide publication.

Why come? This is a private wine tasting event that is by invite only, hence a very exclusive opportunity to experience Italian wine tasting culture in Florence with locals. The bar that hosts this event specializes in small batch wineries and producers off the mass produced map. All of the snacks they serve come from local farms and artisan cheese makers, for example.

More details!

July 9th 2015 at 9:30pm. The cost is 25eu and includes 5 wines and snacks. Contact me to RSVP and to receive info on the venue. Since notice is so short- please only e-mail if you are sincerely interested in joining. Spaces are limited! RSVP now!

Photo credit: http://www.pieriagostina.it/en/gallery.php%5B/caption%5D

p.s. No trolls allowed!

In your summertime wine,

The Curious Appetite

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Gourmet Event in Florence: June 11th 2015

I know you want it…

Are you in Florence this June? Want to drink and eat with me at my absolute favorite wine bar? Join me for a night of vertical wine tasting and food pairing!

The event is showcasing the producer Poggerino in Radda in Chianti. The winemaker will be present and will be guiding the evening “vertically” from several vintages.
What is so cool about Poggerino?
Well, Poggerino has received various tips on the hat from the wine world such as being the #18th best wine in the world by The Wine Spectator in 2013 and its 2014 Riserva made it in the Slow Wine Awards and Slow Wine guidebook. They also implement organic and biodynamic methods in their vineyards and production. If “biodynamic” has always been a fuzzy mystery, you will learn first hand about this unique agricultural practice at the wine tasting.

We will taste a vertical selection of Poggerino’s Chianti Classico Riserva Vecchie Vigne (old vine reserve) and paired with gourmet crostoni, local cheeses and artisan cured meats. The tasting will also be lead by the kick-ass sommelier staff at said favorite wine bar. Don’t speak Italian? No problemo! Curious Appetite (me!) will also be there to translate for you “professional” wine drinkers who would like to come and capire what the heck is going on. Rest assured- you will each and drink well with least 5 wine tastings and pairings with each pour. Space is limited to 10, RSVP right now!

Details: Thursday June 11th 9:30pm-11:30pm Location: My favorite wine bar Cost: 25 euros ADVANCE RSVP IS REQUIRED

Contact me to RSVP- cin cin!

For any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below! Like, what the heck does “RSVP” stand for?? 😉

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