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The Taste of Italy™


The "Taste of Italy™," the popular Wine Tasting and Reception will be held this year on Friday, September 22, 2017 and will again be located in the Seattle Center Armory, right next door to the Italian Festival in the heart of the Seattle Center grounds.

The "Taste of Italy™" is a chance for the general public to try some sixty wines from Italy at the minimal cost of $25 per person in advance, or $30 at the door. Each ticket includes a souvenir wineglass and five 2 oz. tastes of wine. Additional tastes may be purchased for $2.50 apiece, and there will be sparkling water, bread, Italian antipasti and cruditès available for palate-cleansing.

You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event and there is no child-care provided. In addition, attendees will be able to view the Le Arti della Festa art & mixed-media exhibition, and the Festa Italiana Historical Photo Exhibit sponsored by American Insurance. Patrons can also purchase bottles of wine to be consumed off-premises, or cases of wine to be delivered the following week.

Details are as follows:

When: Friday, September 22nd from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Center House / Armory at Seattle Center
Live Music by: TBA
Catering by: TBA
Cost: $25 per person in advance, $30 Day of Show. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

To purchase tickets in advance: Send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check made out to "Festa Italiana" in the amount of $25 per ticket to "Taste of Italy™," Box 9549, Seattle, WA 98109.

Or purchase tickets via Eventbrite (There is a processing fee of $2.24 per ticket).

Eventbrite - "Taste of Italy"™ Wine Tasting at Seattle's Italian Festival


Grape StompersBecause of the Italian tradition of marrying wine and beer with food, there will be three Wine & Beer Gardens at the Italian Festival, all sponsored by our wonderful providers. One will be in the Fisher Pavilion with a nice view of the Mainstage, one will be on the Fisher Roof in the "Piazza Food Court," and the third will be in the Fisher Pavilion Courtyard featuring strolling musicians playing your Italian favorites in the sunshine. Look for the colorful umbrellas and the white picket fences.

The following beverages will be available:

Bolla Wines of Italy (Chianti and Pinot Grigio) by the glass for $6.00
Bolla Wines of Italy (Chianti and Pinot Grigio) by the bottle for $20.00
Bolla Prosecco by the glass for $6.00 or by the bottle for $20.00
Moretti Beer - Rosso & Lager (imported) by the bottle for $5.00
Limoncello di Torino by the shot for $5.00 or with San Pellegrino sparkling water for $5.00
Bicerin Chocolate Liquore by the shot for $5.00 or with San Pellegrino sparkling water for $5.00
San Pellegrino Italian Sparkling Water by the 8 oz. bottle for $1.00
Acqua Panna Italian Spring Water by the 8 oz. bottle for $1.00

All sponsored by Bolla Wine & Prosecco, Moretti Beer and Bicerin di Gianduiotto.

By Washington State law, no one under the age of 21 may enter a Wine & Beer Garden and I.D. is required.

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