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Thank you Luce Ristorante e Enoteca San Antonio!


Thank you Luce Ristorante e Enoteca and owner and chef Joe Buonincontri! Last night’s Tuscan Wine Dinner featuring the Wines of Vias Imports was one of the best wine dinners we’ve attended in a long time. Nice work! The food was great and the wines paired beautifully with your classic Tuscan dishes, like the Ribollita — served in trenchers no less!

Chapeau bas, Joe!

We’re looking forward to the next event:

Italian Wine Seminar Guided Tasting
Friday, July 17
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Taste 5 Italian wines in a guided tasting with light antipasti, including tasting notes, tips on wine tasting, and an overview of Italian wine today.


$25 per person (inclusive)

Participants will receive a 25% discount at dinner that evening.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Rd # 200
San Antonio TX 78230

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


Celebrate the Tuscan wines of Vias tonight in San Antonio


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.


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.

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


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.


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


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).


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


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


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

jeremy parzen

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.

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.”

Robert Craig dinner Mockingbird Bistro, Houston, Weds. March 25

Please join Elton Slone for a very special evening featuring wines from the Robert Craig winery.

Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Robert Craig Dinner
with Elton Slone

$150 per person plus tax and gratuity
Mockingbird Bistro
1985 Welch St
Houston TX 77019

A wonderful reception and 5-course dinner paired with the various wines produced at Robert Craig Winery. Reception at 6:30pm with dinner beginning at 7:00pm. A classic Napa winery and dinner not to be missed as seating will be limited!

To reserve, please call:

Eric Hastings
Wine Director
Mockingbird Bistro