Wednesday, November 4, 2009


The REGIONE LOMBARIA is sponsoring three days of FREE wine tastings and seminars followed by a Fundraiser ($65) "Operatic Themed Piazza Italian Gala" at the Short Hills Mall from 9pm to Midnight on Friday, November 6th.

Lombary is the region in norther Italy, known for it's World Famous Fashion City of Milan and it's 'heady and strong' wines, noted by Leonardo da Vinci.

Lombardy is home to over fifty varieties of grapes that produce 62% red wine and 38% white wine. The region supports 14 D.O.C. and 5 D.O.C.G. wines. Amazingly 61% of the regions wines carry the D.O.C. symbol. The wines most known from the region include: Moscato di Stanzo; Valtellina Superiore; Sforzato di Valtellina and Franciacorta, a Sparkling wine.

The wines being showcased are available throughout New Jersey. The vineyards represented include a 'Who's Who' of Wines from Lombardy: Andrea Calvi; Borgo la Caccia; Cantina Marangona; Cantina Colli Morenici and Villa Bianzone, just to name a few.

Piazza Italia 2009 represents the 'spirit of the season' and will showcase 31 different wine varieties. The free tastings and seminars are led by Sommelier Michael A. Schaefer and Chef Enrico Bazzani. The wine knowledge you will gain through the aromas , flavors and education from the FREE mini-seminars will impress your friends forever.

The mini-seminars and tastings are Free of Charge, but must be RSVP'd by
calling (908) 212-7846 or sending an e-mail to:
(Daniela Puglielli is the contact person at Accent PR)

The FREE events include:
Wednesday, November 4th
3-5pm Paparazzi Restaurant in the Short Hills Mall..Wine Pairing and Sommelier's mini course

Thursday, November 5th
1-6pm Hilton Hotel....Bentley Room...1 Gateway Center...Newark..Tasting and Sommelier's course

Friday, November 6th
1-6pm La Reggia Restaurant 40 Wood Avenue...Secaucus... tasting and Sommeliers mini-course

Friday, November 6th
Piazza Italia Gala ($65) 9pm-Midnight...The Mall at Short Hills...The Gala includes food, drink and Operatic performances. Enter from the Nieman Marcus parking deck.

The WINES OF LOMBARDY event will educate all that attend about the wonderful wines from this region. Please remember to RSVP to attend the Free events...

Philip S. Kampe
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