Tag Archives: Cataldi Madonna

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…

THAT’S AMORE!

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Above: Chef and owner of Luce Ristorante Joe Buonincontri paired his signature “Sicilian” deep-dish pizza last night with Sicilia Rosso by Colosi, a blend of Nero d’Avola and smaller amounts of Merlot from the island of Salina off the coast of Messina, Sicily (imported by Vias Imports).

Mosaic would like to thank everyone who came out for Monday night’s Pizza and Pizza Wines event featuring the wines of Vias Imports at Luce Ristorante e Enoteca in San Antonio.

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Above: Joe’s Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza.

LA PIZZA NAPOLETANA MARGHERITA

tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil

TERREDORA FIANO D’AVELLINO

LA PIZZA PUTTANESCA

tomato sauce, olives, anchovy, capers, red pepper, olive oil, fresh mozzarella, garlic

TERREDORA GRECO DI TUFO

LA PIZZA BIANCOVERDE

fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmigiano Reggiano, arugula, prosciutto

CATALDI MADONNA MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

LA PIZZA SICILIANA

thick crust, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, oregano

COLOSI SICILIA ROSSO

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Above: Joe’s signature “Sicilian” deep dish pizza.

If you’d like to be added to Joe’s mailing list to learn about future events and special offers at Luce, please send him an email by clicking here.

Taste 5 wines for $25 at Luce in San Antonio on Friday

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Above: Mosaic Wine Group’s Jeremy Parzen (left) with winemaker Paolo Cantele during Paolo’s recent visit to Texas. Participants in Friday’s guided tasting and seminar will taste Paolo’s Primitivo (Zinfandel) from Puglia, made from grapes grown on the heel of Italy’s boot. (Photo by Italian Wine Guy.)

Taste 5 Italian Wines

STAY FOR DINNER AND RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT ON YOUR BILL!

Italian Wine Seminar and Guided Tasting featuring the wines of Vias Imports

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Rd # 200
San Antonio, TX 78230-1685
210-561-9700
Friday, July 17
5:30 p.m.
$25 per person
(tax and tip included)

To reserve, please send an email by clicking here or by calling (210) 561-9700.

Mosaic Wine Group’s Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D will lead participants in a guided tasting of five Italian wines.

Participants will taste and discuss the following wines:

Tenuta Luisa Pinot Grigio (Friuli)
Cantele Primitivo (Puglia)
Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo)
Castello di Melete Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Camigliano Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany)

San Antonio celebrates the Southern Italian Wines of Vias Imports

Here are some highlights from last Saturday night’s Wines of Southern Italy dinner proudly presented by Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, Vias Wines, and Mosaic Wine Group…

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Fiano d’Avellino Terredora (Campania)
Greco di Tufo Terredora (Campania)
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cataldi Madonna (Abruzzo)
Primitivo Cantele (Puglia)
Sicilia Rosso Colosi (Sicily)
Aglianico Terredora (Campania)

Guests at last Saturday night’s Southern Italian Wine dinner included Italian wine connoisseur Mary Green (seated right), San Antonio socialite and organizer of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (December 9-13, 2009, click link to find out more about how you can contribute).

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Guests enjoyed a 5-course dinner prepared by chef and owner Joe Buonincontri, featuring classic Italian regional cuisine.

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7 wines were served, including a Prosecco by Bisol (Veneto) as guests arrived and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo by Cataldi Madonna (Abruzzo) and Sicilia Rosso by Colosi (Sicily) — the two big hits of the evening.

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Mosaic Wine Group’s very own Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. spoke tableside about the wines and the pairings.

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Chef Joe Buonincontri’s “cotoletta alla milanese,” Milanese-style breaded veal chop with potato croquette was the star of the evening!

Thank you, everyone, for coming! We’ll be announcing the date of “The Tuscan Wines of Vias Imports” at Luce shortly. So please stay tuned!

Mosaic celebrates Southern Italy and Vias Wines in San Antonio

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Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Rd # 200
San Antonio TX 78230
210-561-9700

Mosaic Wine Group proudly celebrates the wines of Southern Italy and the Vias portfolio on Saturday evening in San Antonio. Please join Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D of Mosaic Wine Group and owner and executive chef Joe Buonincontri of Luce for classic southern Italian cuisine and wine pairings, featuring southern gems of the Vias portfolio Terredora, Cantele, Colosi, and Cataldi Madonna.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
Saturday, May 30
7:30 p.m.
$75 per person (tax and tip included)

To reserve, please send an email by clicking here or by calling 210-561-9700.

Please remember Abruzzo

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Above: The province of Pescara in Abruzzo, photo by Alessio Occhiocupo.

Please remember the victims of the April earthquake in Abruzzo by drinking Abruzzo wines and visiting Abruzzo on your next trip to Italy. We at Mosaic Wine Group are very proud to represent the Cataldi Madonna winery (Abruzzo) in Texas.