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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrate EARTH DAY in NYC, tonight, April 23rd with 7 Piscos and 14 Cocktails..posted by Philip S. Kampe

Earth Day may have been yesterday, but the earth is still here, so we're celebrating tonight, Peruvian style!   Sorry for the late notice regarding this event...a discount code, 7Piscos, will save you 10% for my tardiness (see below).
In homage to Pachamama (the Earth Mother who receives a pago de tierra - payment to the earth aka a splash of Pisco before it is bottled) join the Trade Commission of Peru in NY at 7 Piscos 14 Cocktails and taste the wonders of seven of the most interesting varieties of Pisco available in NYC and 14 different very creative cocktails that show off the beauty of this pure grape spirit.  Of course there will be food - small bites from the winners of the big Ceviche vs. Tiradito battle of 2014 (the restaurants Raymi, Runa and Coco Roco). 
Anyone purchasing tickets at and uses the code 7Piscos at check out will get 7% off the ticket price of $70.  PLUS an extra entry into the raffle. 

Raffle prizes include dinners at area Peruvian restaurants, collections of Pisco, trips to Pisco, Peru.
Looking forward to seeing you this evening at the Midtown Loft & Terrace (267 Fifth Avenue, at 29th Street). 6:30-9:30pm

Pachamama (Earth Mother) gets her due as 7 Pisco Brands Partner with NYC’s most innovative bartenders for a night of Pisco Cocktails and Small Bites on April 23rd

For this wonderful evening – 7 Piscos 14 Cocktails – we’re paying homage to Pachamama (the Earth Mother) who receives a pago de tierra (payment to the earth) of Pisco before any bottle is filled.  Glasses will be filled with Pisco produced from eight of the finest grape varieties grown in Pisco, Peru. With three style  -- Puro (all one grape), Acholado (blended grape varietals), and Mosto Verde (in which the fermentation process is halted) it takes many kilos of these grapes to produce a liter of the finest Pisco.
At 7 Piscos 14 Cocktails you'll have the unique opportunity to taste, side by side, seven different Pisco brands (Bar Sol, Campo de Encanto, Macchu Pisco, Ocucaje, Pisco 100, Pisco Porton and Queirolo), and fourteen innovative cocktails from some of the most creative mixologists in New York City.  Guests will also enjoy Peruvian appetizers prepared by the winners of our last year's "Ceviche vs. Tiradito" event – Coco Roco, Raymi, and Runa - all against the background of an inspiring and energetic Peruvian percussion show.
Please note -- ticket purchase enters ticket holders into a drawing for some exciting raffle prizes including: bottles of Pisco; dinners at New York/New Jersey/Connecticut's best Peruvian restaurants; cocktails at some of the tri-state area's most interesting bars; and trips to Pisco, Peru.
 EventBrite has full priced tickets ($70) available through 4/23.   Limited capacity, no tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information about the participating brands, restaurants, bartenders, Pisco cocktails or Pisco in general please contact Francine Cohen at, (917) 607--2404, or visit our website   Please use #7Piscos on social media.
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 Philip S. Kampe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LUIZ ALBERTO, #1 #WINELOVER in the World Wants To Meet You in Manhattan posted by Philip S. Kampe

Attention all Chianti Wine Lovers! 
LUIZ ALBERTO is not asleep at the wheel.
He is memorizing facts about Chianti to share with
you in New York City on April 27th

                                                            Join me on April 27th

  Luiz Alberto fans, experience the unmistakable taste of Italy returning to New York City in what has become an annual tradition. The Consorzio Vino Chianti will present over 30 different wineries to the trade, media and wine lovers on Monday, April 27, at the magnificent structure of the 20s, located in the heart of the trendy Chelsea District, The High Line Hotel.

The day-long event will start with a blind tasting and presentation “The Media’s Point of View: Chianti” led by an illustrious panel consisting of:
  • Ray Isle – Renowned journalist and executive Wine Editor of “Food and Wine Magazine”
  • LUIZ ALBRTO – Charismatic founder and CEO of the popular blog, “The Wine Hub”
  • Sarah Bray – Passionate journalist and contributor to “The Somm Journal”
  • Giovanni Busi – President of the Consorzio Vino Chianti and owner of Villa Travignoli
The content discussed during the seminar will cover Chianti in various communication channels, and the expert’s point of view.

In the afternoon, the gothic influenced Refectory ballroom at The High Line Hotel will be the setting for a walk around wine tasting. More than 30 wineries from one of Italy's finest regions will pour their latest releases exclusively for the trade and media from 1 pm to 5 pm. In the evening, from 6 pm to 8 pm, the tasting will open to #ChiantiLovers and Snooth Media subscribers offering them the opportunity to choose and taste from a wide selection of labels offered by the Consortium and engage first-hand with the winery producers.

Even as a young and fresh wine, Chianti aims to reach the highest quality.  All these elements can be found in the commitment the Consortium is vastly carrying out to spread its culture and history, which can be found inside and outside the glass. A concept of territory and a denomination that wants to express quality along strong lasting emotions.

Consorzio Vino Chianti participating wineries in NYC include an exciting array of the familiar and new:
Agricola Pugliano, Agricola Tamburini, Azienda Agricola Castel di Pugna, Azienda Agricola Lanciola, Cantina Sociale Colli Fiorentini – Valvirginio, Cantine L'Arco, Castello del Trebbio, Castelvecchio, Colognole, Fabrizio Forconi - Podere dell'Anselmo, Fattoria Casalbosco, Fattoria Dianella, Fattoria Il Colombaio, Fattoria Sant'Appiano, Guidi 1929, Le Fonti a San Giorgio, Malenchini, Piandaccoli, Pietraserena, Pietro Beconcini Agricola, Pieve de' Pitti, Ruffino, San Gervasio, Tenuta Bichi Borghesi, Tenuta Il Corno, Tenuta San Jacopo, Tenuta San Vito, Tenute di Fraternita, Uggiano, Val di Botte, Villa Artimino, Villa Travignoli, Vino Sorelli, Viticoltori Senesi Aretini.
The program is as follows:

11.00am – 12.30pm (The Rusack Room) Seminar/Guided Tasting “The Media’s Point of View: Chianti”

followed by a lunch buffet

1.00pm – 5.00pm (The Refectory) - Walk-around wine tasting open to trade and press

6.00pm – 8.00pm (The Refectory) - Walk-around wine tasting open to Snooth Media & wine lovers

The Chianti Wine Consortium was established in 1927 by a group of wine producers in the Provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Pistoia. Subsequently the Consortium expanded its operations to include the whole production area recognized by the 1967 Regulations, later assimilated into the Guaranteed Registered Designation of Origin (DOCG) recognized in 1984 and updated, for the last time, with a decree dated 19th June 2009.

The Consortium protects over 3600 producers, working more than 15,500 hectares of vineyards, producing in excess of 800,000 hectoliters of Chianti wine of various zones and typologies and has been attributed the “ERGA OMNES” recognition for its representative status. It was charged with carrying out functions regarding consumer information, protection, promotion and valorization, as well as the general care of interests related to D.O.C.G. “Chianti”, through a Decree issued by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies on September 3rd 2012.
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Philip S. Kampe