Gruppo Italiano & Vinomatica.com Hold Special Wine Tasting At Il Gattopardo
Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Vinomatica held a special wine tasting, Enjoy, It’s From Europe!, at Il Gattopardo in New York. Guests were introduced to signature Italian wines that will potentially find their place in the American market as well. The event was promoted by and featured Consorzio Vini di Romagna; Consorzio Tutela del Lambrusco di Modena; Consorzio Marchio Storico dei Lambruschi modenesi; and Consorzio Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena.
Il Gattopardo is a member of GI, an organization whose mission is to popularize authentic Italian cuisine, Italian wines and Italian products, and enhance their image in the United States through education, member restaurants, events and promotions. The organization provides a constant flow of information about Italian cuisine to member restaurants, US press, culinary schools, importers, distributors and general consumers with a serious interest in authentic Italian food.
The evening showcased the full-bodied and robust wines crafted from the Sangiovese grapes, and the light, brightly flavored wines of the Lambrusco grape variety, both found throughout the Romagna region in the heart of Italy. Guests were introduced to a region that, already known for its influence on the Italian culinary and automotive traditions, also produces some of the world’s most impressive wines.
Throughout its history, Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani has made significant strides in enhancing the perception of and passion for Italian food and wine throughout the hospitality industry in the United States, and now, Gruppo Italiano begins a new era in developing a stronger presence of authentic Italian culinary products and services in the United States.
Members of Gruppo Italiano include influential Italian restaurateurs, distributors, importers, and other prominent business and cultural leaders, as well as members of the general public who are passionate about Italian food and wine, and continues to be one of the most respected culinary and cultural organizations in the country.