Italy Comes to New York
Starting tomorrow, the largest Italian wine event ever outside of Italy will be held in New York. Vino 2010 is several days’ worth of tastings, seminars, meals, and more. I’ll be heading up there this afternoon and, while I doubt I’ll ever be able to compete with our own Frank Cipparone in terms of the depth of my knowledge about obscure Italian varietals and tucked-away regions, I’m positive that the next couple of days will at least put me on a more even footing when he starts waxing poetic about Gaglioppo and Coda di Volpe.
Wine School students, even if you’re not going to be in New York, can also participate from the comfort of their own computers. Thursday morning at 10:00, there’s a panel discussion being held on social media and the brave new world of online wine appreciation. It’s called Virtual Vino, and the organizers are encouraging people to post questions that they want answered on Twitter to @vino2010 or @JRvino2010. The event will also be streamed live at www.italianmade.com/vino2010.