Enjoy Sicilian wines, cuisine and culture,
with award-winning author Robert Camuto
One Evening – Two Events
DATE: Tuesday, March 15th
First up… Robert Camuto will be joining us at The Wine Bottega for a book signing and wine tasting
(Occhipinti, Gulfi & Cornelissen)
from 5pm to 7pm. Free!
Next up… Head down Hanover St. to Taranta for a five course Sicilian dinner with paired wines at 7:30pm. $75/person includes tax and gratuity.
Click on the taranta logo for the the full menu, wines and to RSVP
So, wondering who this guy is and why we are making such a fuss? Robert V. Camuto is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. He is a contributor to Wine Spectator and the Washington Post and the author of Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country as well as Palmento, the inspiration for these events.
Palmento is the story of author Camuto’s year-long quest to explore Sicily’s emerging wine scene. Amid the wild landscapes, lavish markets, and astonishing natural warmth of its people, Camuto portrays Sicily at a shining moment in history. He takes readers into the anti-Mafia movement growing in the former mob vineyards around infamous Corleone; tells the stories of some of the island’s most prominent landowning families; and introduces us to film and music celebrities and other foreigners drawn to Sicily’s vineyards. Above all, he introduces readers to the wonderful culture and flavor of Sicilian wine.
Palmento has received wide acclaim, including from New York Times Wine Columnist Eric Asimov, who wrote in his column, The Pour:
“From the craggy vineyards of Mount Etna to the tiny moscato-producing island of Pantelleria, and from every angle of its wine hierarchy, Mr. Camuto extracts fascinating and illuminating details about Sicily, bringing to life the characters, conflicts and family dynamics that define a culture and its wines. It’s a beautiful, enthralling work, eternally wistful and hopeful, much like Sicily itself.”
Want more information of Robert Camuto? Head to his fantastic website!
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