X Wine, Sicilian Wine Talents are back in USA: Tour 2013: Don't Miss The Opportunity to Taste Sicilian Wines

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Xwine, Sicilian Wine Talents: Educational seminar and guided tasting of wines in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Xwine - New Denomination of Quality

Xwine - New Denomination of Quality

X Wine, Sicilian Wine
Talents: US Tour 2013
-- Six Sicilian estates tour the West Coast pouring over 60 wines and spirits from the sunny southernmost Italian island in the Mediterranean. Seminars and tasting for media, wine and food professionals.

There are several events coming up next week with Xwine Sicilian Wine Talents (our Sicilian winemakers from Marsala) and their wines.
Please save the date and reserve if you would like to attend some of the event.



From Marsala on Sicily’s western coast we are bringing you 4 top-flight wine producers. Each is a combination of long tradition and a new generations approach to winemaking. They bring with them the traditional grapes of the region, with some used in new and interesting ways. Come meet the producers and taste their wonderful wines.

For Reservations call at 415.388.2000 Reserve early, space is limited http://www.piazzadangelo.com



SICILY. ‘Marsa Allāh’, the ancient “God’s harbor” of wine.
Location: San Francisco Date: 06/06/2013 at 12:00pm
Price: Free for screened trade and NASA 2013 members (seats limited)

Ravaged by Vandals during the 5th century CE, the town of MARSALA was annexed in the 6th century to Justinian’s Empire (Roman). In this period the town was marked by dysentery, neglect by the empire and victim of the forays of pirates. Arabic invaders’ arrival at the nearby Granitola mount in the 8th century entailed the revival of commerce and the start of the rebirth of this ancient and mysterious place, named ‘Marsa Allāh’, namely “God’s harbor”.

English trader John Woodhouse, in 1773, landed at the port of Marsala and discovered the local wines produced in the region. Exporting Marsala wine indeed proved so successful that Woodhouse returned to Sicily and in 1796 began the mass production and commercialization of wine from this area including the fortified version that carries the name of the town.

The beautiful and warm Sicilian West Coast is not home to the fortified Marsala alone. To the contrary the area produces amazing regular dry whites & reds and enchanting sun-drenched dessert wines that showcase the unparalleled Mediterranean and exotically middle-Eastern allure of wines made with local indigenous varietals (Nero D’Avola, Zibibbo, Grillo, Catarratto), as well as various gorgeous liqueurs like ‘Limoncello’.
These are some of the most exotic wines the island of Sicily has to offer. Join us for an educational seminar and guided tasting of 10 wines and products including real quality Marsala, dessert wines, regular whites & reds, as we take you on a “One Thousand and One Night” tour of this ancient Mediterranean location.

WHEN: JUNE 6th (Thurs), 12:00pm - 2:30pm
WHERE: THE PRESS CLUB (20 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103)
TEACHER: MAURO CIRILLI, Silver-Pin Certified Sommelier, Master Taster, NASA Norcal District Manager


THURSDAY JUNE 6, 2013 - 6:30 PM

The guests will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and have the wonderful experience of pairing their wines with the creative cuisine of the chef Jose’ of Cafe Pro Bono

For Reservations call ( 650 ) 326-1626

Reserve early, space is limited http://www.cafeprobonorestaurant.com

Saturday June 8 there will be a retail tasting with the winemakers at David Lynch’s great place St. Vincent Tavern, 1270 Valencia in SF. Noon to 3:00.

Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing you.

For more details please contact Tiziana Costamagna at:
cell 415 728 2355
or by e-mail tittifoto(at)hotmail(dot)com

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