By now you may have noticed that I go on and on about a certain wine bar in the West Village – Anfora Wine Bar. After my first encounter with one of the Producer Nights held there on Tuesdays, I just kept returning. Couldn’t help myself.
Aside from the wonderful food and welcoming atmosphere, the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in the wine department. This is mostly due to the Joe Campanale, sommelier and Anfora partner.
I recently attended an exceptional Italian wine class that he taught at the Institute of Culinary Education. Joe has an immense wealth of knowledge on the topic of Italian wine and is an enthusiastic and well-spoken teacher.
On Monday, December 13th, Joe is hosting an Italian wine tasting at Anfora Wine Bar, and I would encourage you all to attend.
There will be wine. Good wine. Italian wine. And a very knowledgeable tour guide to take you through all of it. You can even learn something. For example: what kinds of wine you should be serving at that holiday party you decided to throw even though you haven’t done one lick of shopping for it and your Christmas tree keeps falling over. Oh sorry – that’s my reason! As an added bonus there will be meats and cheeses from Murray’s to complement the wine.
Also, I have looked around and at $50 for wine and food AND education it’s quite a deal.
Did I mention there would be wine? Just checking…
Here is the formal information via the Facebook link:
Taste Italian wines to impress even the most knowledgeable oenophile when sommelier and Anfora partner Joe Campanale walks you through some of his favorite and most unique Italian vintages. Taking place at the newest sexy addition to the Dell’Anima/L’Artusi family, Joe will speak in depth about each distinctive wine and answer your questions as you sip thoughtfully through them. For your nibbling enjoyment each wine will be paired with Italian cheeses and meats from Murray’s so when you bring this party home you can doubly impress your friends with your new wine and cheese knowledge.
$50 for wine tasting and Italian bites with Joe Campanale; tax and gratuity not included.