Reminder that it’s Sagrantino Month and that we have a great dinner giveaway for two at Porsena for one lucky Socially Superlative reader! Read on for more details –
Experience the Wines of Montefalco and Discover Sagrantino, Umbria’s Jewel
Throughout the month of April, the Montefalco Consortium will highlight the wines of Montefalco with a variety of promotions and educational events throughout New York City.
The real jewel of the region and the focus of the April promotions is the Sagrantino grape. Emblematic of central Italy and of the beautiful region of Umbria, in particular, this defining grape variety of Umbria was only cultivated in earnest beginning about 30 years ago, thanks to the dedication of a small group of local producers. The DOC was granted in 1979 and the DOCG, in 1992. Some Sagrantino vines, however, are believed to date back as far as the 18th century.
The name, Sagrantino, recalls its early cultivation by monks to be used as sacramental wine and its use by local farmers specifically during religious feasts and festivals, such as Christmas and Easter. Sagrantino is suitable for long aging and pairs well with roasted meats and game.
Participating producers are Adanti, Antonelli, Arnaldo Caprai, Tenuta Castelbuono, Còlpetrone, Perticaia and Scacciadiavoli.
Our giveaway with Sagrantino is for a dinner for two with the Adanti winemakers at Porsena! On April 4th at 7:00pm, you’ll get to join in on a fantastic dining experience with other wine lovers at this lovely East Village Italian restaurant. Check out the Porsena menu, which is just one example of what you’ll get from the Sagrantino dinner with the winemaker series.
Be sure to check out all of the dining and wining events below for Sagrantino Month!
Schedule of Events: Dinner with the Winemaker
April 2nd, 7.00pm – Dinner with the SCACCIADIAVOLI winemaker
at IL BUCO, 47 Bond St.
Please visit the restaurant’s website at http://ilbuco.com/ For reservations please call 212-533-1932
April 4th, 7.00pm – Dinner with the ADANTI winemaker
at PORSENA, 21 East 7th St.
Please visit the restaurant’s website at http://porsena.com/ For reservations please call 212-228-4923
April 17th, 7.30pm – Dinner with the COLPETRONE winemaker
at BOCCA, 39 East 19th St.
Please visit the restaurant’s website at http://boccanyc.com/ For reservations please call 212-387-1200
April 18th, 7.00pm – Dinner with the ARNALDO CAPRAI winemaker
at SD26, 19 East 26th St.
Please visit the restaurant’s website at http://sd26ny.com/ For reservations please call 212-265-5959
April 24th, 7.30pm – Dinner with the PERTICAIA winemaker
at TRATTORIA 5, 363 Greenwich St.
Please visit the restaurant’s website at http://www.trattoriacinquenyc.com/ For reservations please call 212-965-0555
April 25th, 7.30pm – Dinner with the ANTONELLI SAN MARCO winemaker
at FELIDIA, 243 East 58th st.
Please visit the restaurant’s website at http://www.felidia-nyc.com/ For reservations please call 212-758-1479
April 3rd, 6.30pm – Ticketed grand tasting at the Estonia House, 243 East 34th St.
To register please visit http://www.tastersguildny.com/comingevents.shtml
Ticketed Classes with the Winemakers at Eataly’s La Scuola (200 Fifth Ave)
April 5th, 6.30pm-8pm ADANTI and SCACCIADIAVOLI
To register please visit http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1069526
April 19th, 6.30pm-8pm ARNALDO CAPRAI and COLPETRONE
To register please visit http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1069592
April 26th, 6.30pm-8.30pm PERTICAIA and ANTONELLI SAN MARCO
To register please visit http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1069594
April 16th, 9.30pm-12am Late night Sommelier meetup dedicated to all sommelier and wine related trade at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, 53 Great Jones St.
If you’re a member of the trade and you are interested in attending, please email Pola Avrasin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call646-624-2885 ext.109