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Terredora is Austin Chronicle “wine of the week”

Above: Lucio Mastroberardino belongs to one of Italy’s most illustrious winemaking families. His origins as a winemaker stretch back to the 17th century. Today, his Terredora estate produces some of Southern Italy’s most coveted fine wines.

WINE OF THE WEEK
BY WES MARSHALL
The Austin Chronicle
July 3, 2009

Terredora di Paolo’s jolly and very talented winemaker, Lucio Mastroberardino, likes to explain to American wine lovers that, despite outward appearances, pizza wasn’t invented in Pizza Hut. It comes from the Italian region of Campania. He draws that comparison to make another point, that wine as we know it today originated in Campania (the area which includes Naples and Pompeii) under the Romans more than 21 centuries ago. Notwithstanding the possibility of alternative viewpoints from Greek or Egyptian food historians, the point is that people have been making wine from both the Fiano and Aglianico grapes grown outside Pompeii for more than 2,000 years. All that experience has helped them master the making of wine from those grapes.

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The best panna cotta in Texas? In the world???!!!

From the “see it jiggle” department…

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Above: Mosaic Wine Group has tasted some great panna cotta over the years but Doug Horn’s is simply one of the best (photos by Tracie B).

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
6989 Blanco Rd
San Antonio TX 78216-6164
210-979-6363

[INSERT JEWISH ACCENT HERE] Mosaic wine group knows from panna cotta! [END JEWISH ACCENT]

And we know when it’s good. At Dough Pizzeria Napoletana in San Antonio, pizzaiolo Doug Horn makes one of the best if not the best panna cotta we have ever tasted.

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It’s kinda like the old saying, “if you can’t play guitar better than the gas station attendant one mile outside of Nashville, don’t even bother going into town.” The litmus test for every Italian chef is her/his panna cotta. If it don’t wiggle (keeping its shape), don’t even bother going into town.

Bravo Doug!

Doug is famous for his authentic Neapolitan pizza. He serves Terredora Falanghina, Fiano d’Avellino, and Greco di Tufo by the glass — three classic Neapolitan white wines, made from ancient grape varieties recently revived by an archeologist of southern Italian winemaking, Lucio Mastroberardino (imported by Vias Imports).

Meet winemaker Lucio Mastroberardino tonight at 360 Uno Austin

terredoraThere are a few seats left at tonight’s dinner with winemaker Lucio Mastroberardino (pictured, standing, with his family) at 360 Uno Austin. Don’t miss this opportunity to break bread with the winemaker from one of Italy’s top cellars.

360 Uno
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
five courses, seven wines
7:00 p.m.

$65 (plus tax and tip)

To reserve, please call 512-217-4448.

From the Terredora website:

“Terredora Di Paolo is a continuation of the ancient story of Campania, its people and their passion for their land and their winemaking. For us the land is central to our family. It represents our soul and the driving force behind the winery, which is why, year after year, we consider the harvest our greatest treasure. Terredora Di Paolo has been on the forefront of the wine renaissance in Campania since 1978. This is a region that was famous for producing the best wines of the Roman Empire and Terredora Di Paolo is committed to re-establishing it to its former glory. They have been instrumental in reintroducing ancient grape varieties, promoting modern innovation and training the men and women who will be responsible for carrying their vision into the future. Today, with more than 150 hectares of vineyard land, Terredora Di Paolo is Campania’s largest wine producer and vineyard owner, with a worldwide reputation for the quality of its wines. Their commitment to excellence was proven in 1994 when they decided to vinify their own grapes. This decision was prompted by their belief that great wine comes from the balance of natural resources: terrain, varieties used, climate and man’s ability to work with nature.”

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.

Vias Wines, Mosaic Wine Group and 360 Uno Trattoria present winemaker Lucio Mastroberardino June 16

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Above: Lucio Mastroberardino belongs to one of Italy’s most illustrious winemaking families. His origins as a winemaker stretch back to the 17th century. Today, his Terredora estate produces some of Southern Italy’s most coveted fine wines.

360 Uno Trattoria
3801 Capitol of Texas Highway
Suite G-100
Austin TX 78746
512-327-4448

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
five courses, seven wines
7:00 p.m.

$65 (plus tax and tip)

To reserve, please call 512-327-4448 or email by clicking here.

A five-course dinner will be served featuring the following wine pairings:

Terredora Falanghina
Terredora Fiano di Avellino
Terredora Greco di Tufo
Terredora Aglianico
Terredora Taurasi

Seating is extremely limited so please reserve asap by calling 512-327-4448 or emailing 360 Uno Trattoria here!