Los Angeles

Event Announcement: Celebrating Italian Wines 2004

Slow Food LA, in participation with Mel & Rose Wine and Spirits and Villa Italia Importers, will host a unique wine tasting event to celebrate the recent release of Gambero Rosso’s quintessential wine guide, Italian Wines 2004.
When: Thursday, July 29, 2004 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Mel & Rose Wine and Spirits, 8344 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood 90069
Cost: $30.00 per person for Slow Food members; $35.00 for nonmembers. Cost includes the tasting, a vintage chart and wine map.
The tasting is designed to introduce the public to Italy’s foremost consumer wine guide, Italian Wines, while enjoying the company of other enthusiasts in the relaxed ambience of Mel & Rose’s outdoor patio. The tasting will be led by Genevieve Edwards, Italian wine expert, of Villa Italia, renowned for its exceptional collection of fine Italian wine imports. Each of the wines poured on the evening of the event have received Gambero Rosso’s top ratings of “Two Glasses” and “Three Glasses,” including wines from such producers as Arnaldo Caprai, Vignalta, Nicolis and Monte Rossa, to name a few. The wines will be paired with Italian cheeses such as Grana Padano, Taleggio, Toma Piemontese and Pecorino Romano.

As a special offer, participants will be able to purchase copies of Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wines 2004 at a substantial discount. Reservations will be taken with prepaid admission only (credit card, check or cash). Please call Mel & Rose at (323) 655-5557 with any questions or for reservations; to reserve by fax or mail, please use the event reservation form.
About Italian Wines (Vini d’Italia) and Gambero Rosso
Italian Wines (Vini d’Italia), produced by Gambero Rosso and Slow Food Editore, is a guide to the best wine production in Italy, a reference book for enthusiasts and professionals. The guide creates an evaluation system expressed in “glasses,” from one to three for the best wines of all. The “Tre Bicchieri” (three glasses) label is the standard for quality in Italian wines.
Gambero Rosso is a well-known trademark all over the world. With its monthly magazine, website, and TV channel, it is a complex structure, articulated in diverse activities but all centered on the same theme: the search for quality in food and wine, as an expression of the Italian way of life and of Italian national and local cultures.