Thursday, September 22, 2011
Morellino di Scansano US Events
The Morellino di Scansano Consorzio will be presenting its first ever American tour with events in Chicago and New York on October 17 and 19. In each city, there will be a seminar about these wines (I will be moderating this in Chicago on the 17th) followed by a walk-around tasting.
Morelllino di Scansano is a Tuscan red that is somewhat of a secret to many Italian wine lovers. The wine is produced primarily from the Sangiovese grape, which is named Morellino (or "little cherry") in this area in southwestern Tuscany. The vineyards are close to the sea, meaning the local climate and soils are quite different from the inland wine zones of the region, such as Montalcino or Chianti. It is interesting to taste the wines of Scansano, not only for their excellent quality, but also to understand a different style of Sangiovese in Tuscany. This promises to be quite an educational experience!
The Chicago event is on Monday, October 17 and will be held at the Sax Hotel, 333 N. Dearborn. The seminar will be from 11:00 to 12:30 with the walk-around tasting from 1:00-6:00. To register for the event, please visit: http://morellinochicago.eventbrite.com
The New York event will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at the Metropolitan Pavillion at 125 W. 18th Street. This will be one of the seminars that day as part of the VinItaly US tour, which will also have a stop in Washington, D.C. on October 19.
Other seminars in New York that day will include one on social media as well as a study of Soave and Etna, two wine zones with volcanic soils (this promises to be quite fascinating!). A grand tasting will follow the seminars. (Note: there will be only one seminar - on Soave - in Washington, D.C., followed by a grand tasting.
To RSVP for the NYC events: http://vinitalyustour.eventbrite.com
For the Washington event: http://vinitalyustourdc.eventbrite.com
For more information on the VinItaly US events: www.vinitalytour.com