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March Wine Tasting at Zappone's Italian Bistro

 

Hi Everyone, 

For March we are lucky enough to be going to Zappone's Italian Bistro, and here is the food and wine pairing:  

*Ruffino Prosecco, Italy – really clean, not too sweet, very creamy 

 ~Paired with house made Bruschetta (Caprese & Zucchini/Ricotta)
*Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio, Italy – light, floral, very easy drinking
  

~Paired with the Casa Salad (Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Apple, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola, w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette
*Polvaro Veneto Nero, Italy (Cab, Merlot, Syrah) – light with beautiful fruit and body, complex layering of flavors

~Paired with the Enzo Pizza (Fennel Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella, Marinara)
*Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend, Washington (60% Merlot, 28% Syrah, Cab, Cab Franc) – very rich, flavors of anise and dried berry, nice oak

~Paired with Fettucini Bolognese
*Villa Pozzi Cabernet, Sicily – a lighter Cabernet, smooth with cherry and boysenberry, nice finish

~Paired with Eggplant Rollatini 

Zappone’s makes all their own sauces and bakes their own bread. The only Bolognese and Eggplant Rollatini I have had that compared to this was at Tutti Santi, and you know how we loved events at that place (but they’re gone now L). I’ve also had the Casa salad and the Enzo pizza and both are yummy. As you all know I taste the wines for our events and I think you’ll be pleased with the choices and the pairings.

See you there,

Tana

The cost is $28.00, which is all inclusive.

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  • Kathleen K.

    Met new people,good food and wine. A great place, KUDOS to the restaurant and to Tana, a great meet-up!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Tana E.

    Absolutely fantastic! Thank you Dina and Sal for such an amazing event!

    March 14, 2013

  • Kathleen K.

    Sounds like a fun get together, looking forward to this event. Ed's Meetup was really fun, sorry he cannot be there with Sandy. Like them both very much, as well as the group; has a good mix of different people. See all you of you tomorrow.

    March 12, 2013

  • Dan

    Hi everybody, im new to phoenix and love the taste of wine (and the buzz i get) but know nothing about it. Im looking forward to my first meet up!

    March 11, 2013

  • Sandra K. S.

    Just found out I have to work..enjoy!

    March 8, 2013

  • Jonda C. S.

    Have a class on Wednesdays

    March 5, 2013

  • Ed K.

    Having shoulder surgery on Wednesday

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hubby works late on Wednesdays, so we cannot make it.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No guest.

    February 23, 2013

  • Mike N.

    Ciao - see you at Zappone!

    February 23, 2013

  • Tana E.

    just the visual on you chortling made me chortle (oh look, it's a chortle-fest!)

    February 22, 2013

  • Imre K.

    Oh frabjous day, caloo calay (I chortled in my joy)!

    February 22, 2013

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