Pelagia Trattoria Tour of Italy Wine Tasting with Flavors of Italy

September 23, 2012 (Sun) from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pelagia Trattoria
4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa
Tampa, FL 33607

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Cost: $30

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Food     Wine     Educational    

Enjoy a flavorful exploration of Italian wines representing that country’s diverse wine producing regions when the Sept. 23 wine course at Tampa’s Pelagia Trattoria takes you on a “Tour of Italy.”

Wines from Casa Vinicola Zonin ( will be sampled along with a selected infused-grappa available exclusively at Pelagia.  Casa Vinicola Zonin is the largest privately owned wine company in Italy with seven estates located throughout that country.

The program will be presented by Jodi Fritch, a sommelier, freelance writer and blogger (@tampawinewoman). Each wine will be paired with a complementary dish specially prepared by the restaurant’s Executive Chef Andrew Basch and Chef Brett Gardiner.

Guests will also receive detailed information to review prior to the Sunday, Sept. 23, tasting event. Cost is $30 person and includes materials, wine and food. Gratuity is not included.

The tastings are from 4 – 6 p.m. Space is limited; reservations and advance payment are required.

The following pairings will available for sampling:

Zonin Prosecco served with marcona almonds and manchego cheese and an Italian Kiss (grilled prosciutto-wrapped fig stuffed with black pepper blue cheese)

Masseria Altemura Fiano Salento IGT (Apulia) served with squid ink ravioli stuffed with shrimp and crab

Feudo Principi di Butera Nero D’Avola, Sicilia, IGT served with housemade gnocchi with pomodoro sauce 

Berengario Delle Venezie IGT served with veal milanese with hydro arugula

Pelagia Trattoria infused grappa served with zabaione gelato lollipops with dark chocolate 

Fritch ( has worked in the wine industry for many years, initially as a retailer and later as a sommelier at a fine dining restaurant. She studied at the International Sommelier Guild and is currently an independent wine consultant.

The monthly wine courses are held in Pelagia Trattoria, located in the lobby level of the Four-Diamond-rated Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.

For more information, go to  For reservations, contact Trent Hoare at 813-433-8100.

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RLife LIVE ( is Renaissance Hotels’ global entertainment program dedicated to providing hotel guests and local patrons with an intimate and up close look into music, culinary, arts, film, and more.  Throughout 2011, RLife LIVE showcased an eclectic ensemble of emerging artists at various Renaissance Hotels throughout the world and will be delivering a brand new lineup of performances in 2012.  The program launched in 2010, and has included artists Robin Thicke, Thievery Corporation, Bruno Mars, Robyn, Neon Trees and others.

About the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

The Four-Diamond-rated Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel was recently named one of the 2012 Best Hotels in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In May 2012, the property received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. in Tampa, the 293-room, full service hotel features the award-winning Pelagia Trattoria ( restaurant, a newly renovated fitness center, an outdoor pool and 12,500 square feet of meeting space. For more information, call 813-877-9200 or 1-800-644-2685 or go to