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POW! THWACK! ZAP!

October 14, 2009

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Taste Fiano di Avellino, Aglianico Naif by La Molara and Luca Ferraris’ Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato at Zap Wines on Court Street in Brooklyn, this Friday, October 16 from 5:30pm!

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Taste Lambrusco at Uva Wines

September 25, 2009

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Taste Lini’s Labrusca range of Lambrusco, this Wednesday, September 30 from 6-8pm at Uva Wines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Save The Date: Spring Portfolio Tasting, April 14

March 26, 2009

Domenico Valentino presents portfolio at Centovini

Basket Press at Podere Gualandi, photographed by Guido Gualandi.

Basket Press at Podere Gualandi, Poppiano, Italy. Photograph by Guido Gualandi.

Spring is here, which means its time for Domenico Valentino to host its semi-annual portfolio tasting. On Tuesday, April 14, Domenico Valentino will be pouring its complete portfolio at Centovini in New York’s SoHo. It’s a great occasion for restaurants, retailers and distributors to taste some fabulous wines, many of which are being featured for the first time. We are also excited to present brand new vintages of some of our favorite wines from the last twelve months. Click here for our full portfolio!

For  more information and to RSVP please call 212-679-0822 or email us at info@domenicovalentino.com. We look forward to seeing you at Centovini on April 14!

Fabrizio Santarelli in New York

November 12, 2008

Castel de Paolis winemaker and Lazio consortium president guest of honor at I Trulli

Domenico Valentino's Amelia Di Marco shares an aperitivo of LINI910 Labrusca Bianco with Fabrizio Santarelli at I Trulli.

Domenico Valentino's Amelia Di Marco and Fabrizio Santarelli enjoy an aperitivo of Lini's Labrusca Bianco at I Trulli. Photo James Taylor.

Fabrizio Santarelli of Castel de Paolis arrived in New York this weekend. His visit to the United States provided him with a great opportunity to promote not only his own wines, but also winemaking as a whole in the region of Lazio, and he was our guest of honor at a Lazio-themed dinner for Domenico Valentino clients and wine professionals, held last night at I Trulli.

In addition to owning the Castel de Paolis winery in Grottaferrata, Fabrizio was recently elected president of Le Vigne del Lazio, a consortium of 23 producers whose common aims are wines of quality and the promotion of the region’s product. Lazio is certainly less-revered than Tuscany or Piedmont among wine enthusiasts, particularly outside Italy. But as Fabrizio explained to last night, “The only problem with wines from Lazio is letting people know about them — and taste them!” Fabrizio himself worked in New York until 2001 and delighted in promoting his own wines to buyers and consumers in the city, and of course was “excited and encouraged” by their unanimously enthusiastic response.

I Trulli owner Nicola Marzovilla

Fabrizio's wife Alessandra looks on as Fabrizio and I Trulli owner Nicola Marzovilla discuss wine (probably). Photo Alex Dominguez.

Fabrizio enjoyed the spotlight and was happy to discuss his wines, proving an engaging host together with I Trulli owner Nicola Marzovilla and Domenico Valentino’s Jim Hutchinson. The menu, prepared especially for the occasion by Chef Patti Jackson, featured dishes typical of the region, paired naturally with Fabrizio’s best wines. Guests were treated to the following dishes and wines: saltimbocca di triglie and Campo Vecchio Bianco 2007, timballo di riso and Donna Adriana 2007, and grigliata mista and Campo Vecchio Rosso 2004. To end the meal, a selction of formaggi pecorini were served with two vintages — 2004 and 2001 — of Fabrizio’s blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, otherwise known as I Quattro Mori.

Frank, Nicola Marzovilla, Gianfranco, Alessandra (Fabrizio's wife), Fabrizio, Domenica Marzovilla.

From left: Dr. Frank Butler, Nicola Marzovilla, restaurateur Gianfranco Sorrentino, Alessandra, Fabrizio, I Trulli manager Domenica Marzovilla. Photo James Taylor.

Fabrizio and his wife Alessandra have spent the rest of their time in New York presenting Castel de Paolis’ wines to clients and promoting winemaking in the region. But there was still time to sample some authentic East Coast diner fare, including scrapple sandwiches and microbrewed lager in Williamsburg!

Grazie!

September 16, 2008

Yesterday Domenico Valentino hosted its Fall Portfolio Tasting at Centovini. The event was a tremendous success and we wish to thank all those who attended. We hope you enjoyed the wines and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Amelia Di Marco discusses Tuscan wines by Guido Gualandi and Travignoli.

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Jim Hutchinson pours Aglianico wines by D'Angelo.

Centovini provided a dramatic setting for our comprehensive portfolio tasting.

Fall Portfolio Tasting

August 15, 2008

Taste our full portfolio and celebrate the return of D’Angelo’s wines to New York!

Monday, September 15th, 2008
1pm-5pm

Centovini
25 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
(Btw. Mercer and Greene)

RSVP 212-679-0822
info@domenicovalentino.com

Our full portfolio is available at domenicovalentino.com.

Domenico Valentino Spring Portfolio Tasting

May 13, 2008

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
12pm-4pm
Centovini
25 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012
(Between Mercer and Greene)

For more information:
Jim Hutchinson
212-679-0822

info@domenicovalentino.com
www.DomenicoValentino.com

Lini

We love fresh Lambrusco!

2007 Labrusca Rosso

2007 Labrusca Bianco

2007 Rosé

Dry, sparkling, delicious!

Castel Sallegg

Lagrein Rosé Screw Cap Sensation!

Great selections for summer from Count Kuenburg and the team at Castel Sallegg. Grapes are sourced from some of the finest sites on the slopes above Lago di Caldaro.

2007 Lagrein Rosé Screwcap

2007 Pinot Bianco Screwcap & Cork

2007 Schiava Bischofsleiten

2007 Moscato Giallo

Gualandi

Natural wines from a Renaissance Man!

Archaeologist, painter, musician and wine-maker, Guido Gualandi is a true Renaissance Man, and one of the most interesting producers to emerge from the Montespertoli subzone of Chianti in recent memory. All of Guido’s wines are made using 100% natural vinification: no herbicides or pesticides are used in the vineyard, only organic fertilizers are used.

2007 Rosato

2006 Galante

2005 Cavalleresco

2005 Gualandus

Conti Sertoli Salis

Prime sites help produce great wine!

That the Salis family first bottled wine in 1869 tells us they had an unusual commitment to quality and an unwavering confidence in the potential of their land. Producers at the time seldom chose to meet the expense of such a labor-intensive process, prefering instead to store and ship wine in cask or demijohn. Today Conti Sertoli Salis continues to make superb examples of Valtellina Sforzato and Superiore using the local Chiavennasca, a type of Nebbiolo that has been cultivated in sub-Alpine Lombardia for generations.

2006 Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo vinified white)

2004 Valtellina Superiore Sassella

2003 Valtellina Sforzato Canua

Orsolani

Canavese Rosato in limited supply!

Gian Luigi is the fourth-generation Orsolani to commit to Erbaluce, the Piedmontese variety known for its luscious acidity and grass-and-melon perfume. The family is also one of only three commercial producers of the rare Nebbiolo-based Carema, a wine named for a lovely sub-Alpine village where the vines are grown a pergola on terraces carved into a steep south-facing slope. This year, in addition to his usual line-up, Orsolani has produced a limited quantity of Canavese Rosato.

2006 Erbaluce di Caluso La Rustià

2004 Erbaluce Metodo Classico Cuvee’ Tradizione

2007 Canavese Rosato Rubiconda

2006 Canavese Rosso Acini Sparsi

2003 Carema Le Tabbie

2001 Caluso Passito Sulè