Meet the Vintner: Giampaolo Venica – October 6

Meet winemaker Giampaolo Venica – 4th generation winemaker of the acclaimed Venica & Venica winery in Friuli-Venezia Giulia – in the northeast of Italy. Known primarily for crisp, fresh whites, V&V is the unrivaled leader for white wine production in Italy. They also put out a few impressive reds.

Come hear Giampaolo discuss his wines and his region while enjoying six wines (five whites / one red), while enjoying small plates created by our friends at Zia Pia Imports + Italian Kitchen.


Welcome Glass
Venica Pinot Grigio Collio Jesera 2016

crostini di pesce affumicato
smoked white fish and mascarpone toasts, capers
Venica Malvasia 2016

Primo Piatto
risotto ai fiori di zucca
Vialone Nano Veronese rice, vegetable stock, squash blossoms
Venica Fruilano Ronco Delle Cime 2016

salumi e formaggi della zona
regional cheeses and meats
Venica Sauvignon Blanc Ronco Cero 2016
Venica Sauvignon Ronco Delle Mele 2016

Secondo Piatto
trancio di polenta al ragù di manzo
polenta cake, beef ragù
Venica Merlot Collio 2015

Sorry, no dietary restrictions can be accommodated at this event.

All this for just $40 (+tax/tip).

Limited seating. Prepaid reservations only.

Call (704) 277-3234 to reserve your spot today!

Piemonte Plates

Enjoy an evening with wines from the often overlooked Piedmont region (northwest corner) of Italy. This region produces some wonderful wine. Here’s your chance to learn more about them. Three small plates crafted by Chef Taylor Kastl of Tayste Catering – each plate will be paired with two wines from the region – allowing you to compare the many nuances of each.

It going to be an enjoyable and delicious evening.

Cost: $35 (+tx)

Call (704) 277-3234 for reservations.

April 2 – Italian Wine Tasting

A very special evening at a very special price. Nic Lopez of the prestigious Wilson Daniels Italian Ltd. will be showcasing five stellar Italian wines, accompanied with matched pairings of Italian small plate dishes, featuring ingredients from Local Loaf and Zia Pia.

wilson_danielsLogoFounded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a fully integrated, family-owned company representing a highly selective portfolio of the world’s most distinctive wines and spirits.

Cost: $15 per person.

Reservations required. Please call (704) 277-3234 to reserve your spot.