ITALIAN WINE TASTING
The "Taste of Italy™," the popular
wine tasting which also serves as the Opening Ceremonies of
the Italian Festival will be located this year in the Center
House / Armory (formerly known as the Food Circus) right next
door to the Italian Festival in the heart of the Seattle Center
The "Taste of Italy™" is a chance for the
general public to try some seventy 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. tastings
of wine. Additional tastings 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 to be able to attend this event
and there is no child-care provided. In addition, attendees
will be able to view samples from the Foto-Italiana photography
exhibit and purchase wine to be delivered the following week
from a representative of Wine World & Spirits.
Details are as follows:
When: Friday, September 27th
from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Center House / Armory
at Seattle Center
Live Music by: The
Primo Basso Band
Catering by: Armory Merchants
Cost: $25 per person in advance,
$30 at the door. You must be 21 years of age 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 you may purchase tickets via WePay.com.
(There is an processing fee of $1.50 per ticket).
tickets for Taste of Italy™ Wine Tasting
WINE & BEER GARDENS
Because 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 Ruffino
Wine and Moretti Beer. One Wine and Garden 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
beverages will be available:
Danzante Wines (Chianti
and Pinot Grigio) by the glass for $5.00
Danzante Wines (Chianti and Pinot Grigio) by the bottle
Tiziano Prosecco by
the glass for $5.00 or by the bottle for $16
Moretti Beer - Rosso & Lager (imported) by the
bottle for $4.00
Finamorč Limoncello by
the shot for $4.00 or with San Pellegrino
sparkling water for $4.00.
San Pellegrino Italian Sparkling Water by the 8 oz.
bottle for $1.00
Acqua Panna Italian Spring Water by the 8 oz. bottle
By Washington State law, no one under the
age of 21
may enter a Wine & Beer Garden and I.D. is required.