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As some of you know, this past June I spent one warm, wonderful week in Sicily. Myself and a select few other retailers in the market were asked to go through the wine country, taste wines, experience some of the history and traditions of Sicily and bring back the wines that we liked.
These wines won’t be in our stores until November; however, Friday October 14th there will be a conference at the Italian American Cultural Society where you will be able to meet the wine makers and hear the group speak about our time in Sicily. A tasting of these wines will follow the presentation. Please don’t let this opportunity to learn more about the Sicilian culture pass you by!
Friday October 14th, 2011
Italian American Cultural Society
43843 Romeo Plank Road – Clinton Twp, MI 48038
Conference 12 – 2 PM
Josephine Asaro will introduce the testimonial of Francesco Mucci (Mama Mucci), Caroline Sitto (Cana Distributors), Michael Fallone (Cantoro Italian Market), Jennifer Laurie (Nino Salvaggio), Ted Ross (Vince and Joe) that visited the Sicilian wineries and met the wine makers.
The trip was sponsored by the Sicilian Government and coordinated by C.T.R.
Following there will be a showing of a documentary:
· A family that for generations have been growing grapes in Sicily will tell us all about “vinnignari” (harvest);
· The grapes will be followed to the Cantina (Winery) that will show us the process of making wine;
· The wine maker will tell us all about the Sicilian Wines and its benefits.
· A filmed interview with Prof. Gebbia from the University of Palermo.
The tasting of these exceptional wines and serving of “Pani Cunzatu” (Sicilian Adjusted Bread) will follow the conference.
Workshop 3 – 5 PM
Vincenzo Ingraldi will coordinate the workshop among the Italian Community, Chefs and Sommelier of Detroit.
Wine tasting to follow.
R.S.V.P. on or before Oct. 12th by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Angie Morelli 586-863-2323.