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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.

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Pizza and Pizza Wines in San Antonio, featuring the wines of Vias Imports

Pizza and Pizza Wines
Taste four pizzas and pair with 4 different wines
Featuring the wines of Vias Imports
6:30 p.m., Monday, July 27
$45 per person (tax and tip included)

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

Chef and owner Joe Buonincontri, Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, prepares 4 pizzas and Mosaic’s Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. discusses the intricacies and delicacies of pairing pizza and southern Italian wines.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Rd # 200
San Antonio, TX 78230-1685
(210) 561-9700

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)

Celebrate the Tuscan wines of Vias tonight in San Antonio

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Above: Sangiovese Grosso grapes in Montalcino, the grape variety used to make Camigliano’s Rosso di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese Grosso, featured tonight at Luce Ristorante e Enoteca in San Antonio.

A FEW SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

Tuscan Wine Dinner
featuring the wines of Vias Imports
Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
Chef Joseph Buonincontri
Monday, June 29
6:30 p.m.
$75 per person
(tax and tip included)

Mosaic Wine Group’s Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. will be pouring and speaking tableside on the wines and classic Tuscan pairings.

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

Wines to be featured:

Chianti Classico by Castello di Meleto

Sangiovese, Cabernet, and Merlot

Tasting notes: this wine was made in the top subzone of Chianti by one of the top winemakers in Italy today, Roberto Stucchi, who owns one of the most famous estates in Chianti, Badia a Coltibuono. This is a rich Chianti Classico, with aroms of red fruit and chocolate and tobacco undertones. Chianti Classico is known as “classico” or classic because its where the production of fine wine originated in Tuscany.

Rosso di Montalcino by Camigliano

100% Sangiovese

Tasting notes: this is a traditional-style Sangiovese, with classic plum flavors and aromas, and balanced, smooth tannin. A classic pairing for steak, this wine is made by one of the most famous producers of Brunello di Montalcino — one of Tuscany’s most prized wines. Younger vines make this wine more approachable at an earlier age.

Non Confunditur “NC” by Argiano

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Sangiovese

Tasting notes: a rich Super Tuscan from one of the greatest producers of Brunello di Montalcino. A great wine for the Napa Valley Cab lover, a great steak wine, and a great value for the quality. This 16th century winery has some of the best growing sites in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation thanks to the elevation of the vineyards. Freshness on the nose, clean flavors of red fruit with notes of tobacco, chocolate, and cigar box.

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.