Wine of the Week: Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour 2018
Dwight Casimere | 2/21/2018, 11:15 a.m.
New Italian wines are here and fantastic they are! The much anticipated Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour 2018 descended on Downtown Miami's architecturally stunning Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to present a symphony of wine aromas and flavors from Italy's great winemakers, who were on hand in person to pour their wines, and tastes from a collection of Miami's most outstanding Italian chefs and restaurants. The marathon tasting event was preceded by enlightening seminars from James Beard Award-winning wine lecturer and writer Lyn Farmerin a brilliant discussion of the dynamic sparkling wines from Friuli and a highly enlightening presentation by the "King of Franciacorta", Riccardo Ricci Curbastro on Italy's premium sparkling wines. This outstanding event was brought to fruition by IEM of Verona, Italy, and its US affiliate IEEM, based in Miami. Consumers and members of the wine trade and wine press were able to engage directly with producers and enjoy outstanding cuisine from prominent local chefs and restaurants in an unprecedented event.