X Wine, Sicilian Wine Talents Visit the East Coast: US Tour 2012

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East Coast wine and spirits professionals, save the dates for this exciting project.

Xwine - Denomination of Quality

Xwine - Denomination of Quality

X Wine, Sicilian Wine
Talents: US Tour 2012
- 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.

X Wine, Sicilian Wine Talents, will kick off a new US tour on Monday, October 1, 2012, in the highbrow city of Boston, Massachusetts. The tour is comprised of two reservation-only Est Coast events dedicated to journalists and professionals in the food and wine industry, with seminars, wine tastings and presentations by the group of six Sicilian wine estates. X Wine brings the character of a wonderful land, the passion of its people, their talents and wines to the New World. Parties interested in participating in one or more events are invited to contact Gregory DiMattino greg (at) omnipakimport (dot) com or +1 (718) 353 8700 or Hanna Lee Communications hanna (at) hannaleecommunications (dot) com or jen (at) hannaleecommunications (dot) com or +1 646 752 1526.
Boston will host the first one. The event in Boston will be held at the Salvatore's Restaurant, and is dedicated to food and wine professionals, including importers, distributors, educators, sommeliers, restaurateurs, brokers, buyers, wine collectors and gastronomy gurus. From there the group will head to New York, on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

For more information and reservations, download the invitation.

X Wine was founded by six Sicilian estates who pooled their talents and resources to become world ambassadors for the natural beauty, rich history, diverse culture and amazing wines and food products grown and crafted on their beautiful Mediterranean island.
In Italy, a land known worldwide for the excellent wines and foods since time immemorial, so much so that it was known by the name of Enotria, or Land of Wine to the ancient Greeks, Sicily stands out for being the major wine producers among all the Italian regions. This small island produces one DOCG (Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed) and 22 PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) wines, in addition to eight PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) and 15 PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) food products.
Sicily: Quality and Terroir With 115,686 hectares (over 285,866 acres) of vineyards, 710 estates producing 200 million bottles of wine year in and year out, Sicily comes across as a self contained, mini continent.

The goal of the estates reunited in X Wine is to promote the Sicilian products protected by the denomination of origin, focusing in particular on four DOP wine areas: Marsala, Delia Nivolelli, Moscato di Siracusa, Pantelleria and Moscato di Pantelleria.

The US tour will unveil the passion of those who grow the grapes and make the wines on this unique island. The talented professionals of X Wine have a common objective and belief that the success of Sicilian wines worldwide depends on the quality of the products first, but also on the ability to translate and communicate it to the rest of the world. Each estate and wine area has its own experts and champions, who must be discovered and spotlighted for the world to see, enjoy, and admire. The X Wine estates offer US wine and food professionals the opportunity to discover, or get to know better, the varied Sicilian vitivinicultural world with tastings and seminars conducted by the protagonists in person. Their passion is but another quality ingredient that goes into the making of the great Sicilian wines. The varied climate of this southern Mediterranean island, allows for wines with very different organoleptic characteristics. X Wine will guide participants along a sensory tour of Sicily, in an effort to offer a new way to understand its wines along with the history, terroir, passion, tradition and innovation which are part of this perfect blend.
Sicilian DOCG and DOP Wines

DOCG: Cerasuolo di Vittoria

DOC: Alcamo, Contea di Sclafani, Contessa Entellina, Delia Nivolelli, Eloro, Etna, Erice, Faro, Malvasia delle Lipari, Mamertino (Mamertino di Milazzo), Menfi, Monreale, Noto, Marsala, Moscato di Pantelleria (Passito di Pantelleria and Pantelleria,) Moscato di Siracusa, Riesi, Salaparuta, Sambuca di Sicilia, Santa Margherita Belice, Sciacca, and Vittoria.

Starting from 2012 harvest, there will be two new denomination of quality: DOC Sicilia and Terre Siciliane IGT instead of Scilia IGT. These meetings will provide an opportunity to experience and appreciate the new face of Sicilian wine.

Boston, MA, Monday, October 1, at Salvatore's Restaurant (545, Washington Street - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
New York, NY, Thursday, October 4, at The Setai Fifth Avenue (400, Fifth Avenue - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Wine and food professionals interested in participating in any, or all of the two events, please e-mail to greg (at) omnipakimport (dot) com or hanna (at) hannaleecommunications (dot) com or jen (at) hannaleecommunications (dot) com or contact Gregory DiMattino +1 (718) 353 8700 or Hanna Lee Communications +1 646 752 1526.
For more information and reservations, download the invitation.

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