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Taste of Italy Grand Tasting

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February 25, 2019 (Mon)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hilton Houston Post Oak By The Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

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Cost: 20.00

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Wine     Cheese    

This event showcases the best of Italian wines and food with over 100 wines from over 50 wineries specialty meats, cheeses and so much more!

Now in it’s fifth year, Taste of Italy Houston™ is the largest food and beverage fair in the U.S. devoted to beverage and food products, producers, and gastronomic traditions.

GRAND TASTING:

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11 a.m. open to trade and media
3 p.m. open to the public (with registration)

“Recipe for Success: Italian wine in the Texas market.”
Seminar and guided tasting

Please email us here to obtain a password to register for this seminar (open to trade and media only).

11 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
With Master Sommelier June Rodil (moderator), acclaimed food and wine writer Bruce Schoenfeld, Italian wine importer Nathan Smith, and Houston-based wine writer Jeremy Parzen.

Prosciutto Master Class
Seminar and guided tasting

Please email us here to obtain a password to register for this seminar (open to trade and media only).

1-2:30 p.m.
Presented by Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma and featuring a “Prosciutto Whisperer.”

“The Italy-Texas factor: How to pair Italian wine with Texas BBQ”

3:30 p.m.
Leading Texas BBQ expert J.C. Reid and veteran Houston wine writer Dale Robertson explore the magic and science of pairing classic Texas smoked meats with Italian grape varieties and wine styles. They will be joined by 3 top Houston pit masters who will share some of their smoking secrets as well as insights into matching their foods with wines from the Old Country.

Participants will sample smoked meats from all three pit masters and taste 4 wines. Houston-based Italian wine educator Jeremy Parzen moderates.

$20 per person (open to trade, media, and consumers)

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