Tag Archives: Italian wine

Suavia and Terredora score BIG in Wine Spectator!

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Above: the vineyards at Suavia in the heart of Soave Classico.

CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE AND PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE WINE SPECTATOR ARTICLE “ITALY’S IMPROVING WHITES.”

The August edition of The Wine Spectator has just hit the streets and two Vias Imports products have scored BIG!

    “In the Veneto, which stretches roughly from Verona to Venice, Soave makes the best-known whites. They can be bland, but the dynamic estate Suavia made an outstanding Soave Classico in its 2008 (91 points).”
    “Campania’s top producers have released excellent Fianos: Terredora Fiano di Avellino Campore 2007 (92 points).”

For information on these or any other Vias products, please contact us by email here.

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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)

Block 7 Wine Co rumored to open next week in Houston

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Block 7 Wine Co
720 Shepherd Dr
Houston TX 77007
713-572-2565

Mosaic Wine Group has learned that Block 7 Wine Co in Houston might open its doors as early as next week. Conceived by Italian wine expert and veteran restaurateur Michael Housewright, Block 7 Wine Co is sure to be one of the hottest new food and wine destinations in what is quickly becoming the haute cuisine capital of the southern U.S.

We’ll see you there! Stay tuned…

Càpeo (Little Rock) celebrates 6 years with the wines of Vias Imports

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On Tuesday night, Mosaic Wine Group and Ristorante Càpeo celebrated the award-winning Little Rock restaurant’s 6th anniversary with the wines of Vias Imports.

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Chef Lesley Bracely’s timpano was a symphony of flavor.

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Produttori del Barbaresco (Piedmont) with delicious, tender braised rabbit. Guests also enjoyed Maso Poli Pinot Grigio (Trentino), Terredora Greco di Tufo (Campania), Cantele Primitivo (Puglia), Terredora Aglianico (Campania), and Marenco Moscato d’Asti (Piedmont).

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Owner Brian Isaac with “hostess with the mostess,” the lovely Rose Barnes.

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Susan Isaac (owner Eric Isaac’s better half) with Doretta and Jim Craig owners of Red Gate Liquor in Little Rock.

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The Crow family, who own 107 Liquor and Sherwood Beverage in Little Rock.

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Mosaic Wine Group’s Jeremy Parzen (standing) spoke to guests at the event.

Mosaic Wine Group and Vias Imports congratulate and applaud Ristorante Càpeo in Little Rock, Arkansas for its sixth year of authentic Italian cuisine and its outstanding fine Italian wine program. We were proud to present the excellent wines of Italy at this outstanding restaurant.

Mosaic loves Texarkana: THANK YOU Ice House, Vincent, and Grape Stompers!

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Mosaic Wine Group, Vincent’s Fine Wines and Liquors, and the Grape Stompers had a blast last night as they tasted the wines of Vias Imports at Hopkins Ice House in Texarkana.

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The Grape Stompers are group of like-minded, cosmopolitan wine lovers and bon vivants based in Texarkana — on the Texas-Arkansas border. Together, we tasted 5 Vias Imports selections.

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Sipped: Pinot Grigio by Maso Poli (Trentino), Greco di Tufo by Terredora (Campania), Sicilia Rosso by Colosi (Sicily), Aglianico by Terredora (Campania), and Mosacato d’Asti by Marenco (Piedmont).

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The event was hosted by Vincent Senatore, Italian wine industry veteran and fine wine purveyor, the top palate around these parts.

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All of these Vias wines are available at Vincent’s store:

Vincent’s Fine Wine and Liquors
6900 N State Line Ave
Texarkana AR 71854
870-774-7217

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Thank you Vincent, thank you Grape Stompers, and thank you Ice House! Mosaic and Vias hope to see y’all again real soon! We loved our Texarkana welcome and hospitality!

Upcoming events

Tuesday June 16

Celebrate the wines of Terredora
and Vias Imports
with winemaker Lucio Mastroberardino
at 360 Uno (Austin, TX)

For more info, click here.

Tuesday June 16

Capeo Ristorante
(Little Rock)
celebrates its 6th anniversary
with the wines of
Vias Imports

SOLD OUT!

To view menu, click here.

Anticipation: fried calamari and Soave by the glass

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Above: 2007 Soave Classico by Suavia by the the glass and fried calamari at Siena Ristorante Toscano in Austin.

Girl: Sorry you had to wait!

Boy: I’m not…