Announcing the winner of Sagrantino Month, where we are giving away a dinner for two to one lucky Socially Superlative at Porsena!

Congrats to Jerry P. for being selected as our winner – hope you have a fantastic dinner with fabulous wine!

For the rest of us, April is still Sagrantino Month in New York City, so check out all the great events listed below and indulge in some delicious wine and food.

Yours,
Von

 

 

April is Sagrantino Month in New York City

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.

Schedule of Events: Dinner with the Winemaker

 

April 2nd, 7.00pmDinner 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, 7.00pmDinner 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, 7.30pmDinner 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, 7.00pmDinner 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, 7.30pmDinner 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, 7.30pmDinner 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

 

Grand Tasting

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

Ticketed Classes with the Winemakers at Eataly’s La Scuola (200 Fifth Ave)

http://eatalyny.com/learn

 

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

Sommelier Meetup

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 pavrasin@colangelopr.com or call646-624-2885 ext.109