Paolo Cantele at the legendary Jimmy’s in Dallas


Above, from left to right clockwise: Paolo Cantele of the Cantele winery (Puglia, Italy), Dallas fashion icon Gianna Madrini, Gregg Fussell, Malcolm Fowler, and Luigi Mungioli.

Jimmy’s Food Store
4901 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75206

Our good friend Paolo Cantele of the Cantele winery (Puglia, Italy) presided over a sold-out dinner last night at the legendary Jimmy’s Food Store in Dallas last night. Paolo poured and talked about six of his families wines: its crisp, bright, fresh Chardonnay; “east coast” Fiano, grown in Salento as opposed to Campania where it is more commonly found; a stunning Rosato made from 100% Negroamaro grapes; a food-friendly Primitivo, with balanced alcohol and gorgeous natural fruit flavors; a classic Salice Salentino, one of the most elegant expressions of Negroamaro we’ve ever tasted; and the winery’s sexy Amativo, a blend of Negroamaro and Primitivo, aged judiciously in barrique.

Paolo was joined by Dallas fashion icon and taste-maker Gianni Madrini (seated to Paolo’s left, above), style editor and executive producer of Global Fashion News.


Above: Also in attendance, from left to right, the lovely Pamela St. John and delightful Beda Casstevens, who dined together with epicure extraordinaire Harold Partain, founder and executive director of Epicopia: A Collection of Food and Wine Travel Experiences.


Above: Owner Paul DiCarlo prepares orecchiette with his famous meatballs for the 60+ sold-out crowd. Paul’s wine selection is considered one of the best Italian collections in Texas and his Italian foods section and fresh produce rival New York’s best. That’s Joe Piccola, a Glazer’s distributor veteran and Italian wine expert in the background, center.


Above: Bruised but not broken, Rocky Balboa presides over the lunch room at Jimmy’s. A little Philly in da house!

Cantele wines are currently available at Jimmy’s: to order, to learn more about Jimmy’s events, or to join the Jimmy’s mailing list, please give Paul and brother Mike a call at 214-823-6180. Please tell them Mosaic sent you!


3 responses to “Paolo Cantele at the legendary Jimmy’s in Dallas

  1. Thanks Jeremy and Paolo for a delightful evening. Great to taste such exceptional wines from Puglia. Can’t wait to drink more! And to pay a visit when I am next in Puglia. Trust your Tour of Texas was a great success. Last night certainly was at our very own Jimmy’s.

  2. Pingback: Negro Amaro, false friends, and folkloric etymologies « Do Bianchi

  3. Looks like a great evenings enjoyment. hope it was fun.

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