Italian wine importer part in vin48 restaurant’s Summer Tasting Series
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What: Rich Southwick, of Enotec Imports, at Summer Tasting Series
When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2
Where: vin48, 48 E. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon
More information: Call 970-748-9463, or visit vin48.com
Wines to be poured
• Degani 2014 Garganega del Veneto
• Casalfarneto 2012 Verdicchio deo Castelli di Jesi
• Casalfarneto 2013 Lacrima di Morro d’Alba
• Gagliardo 2012 Madama Barbera d’Alba
• Rodano 2013 Poggialupi Toscana IGT
AVON — Importer Rich Southwick, of Enotec Imports, will visit vin48 today as part of the restaurant’s Summer Tasting Series. Southwick will pour select Italian wines from his portfolio.
“Enotec Imports is an Italian fine-wine import company representing boutique and mid-size, family-owned and operated wineries,” he said. “Our focus is on quality wines of distinction, soul and tradition that reflect the unique character of Italy’s diverse regions.”
Southwick has been in the wine industry for more than 20 years and has specialized his focus in the field to the wines of Italy. He currently works alongside Italian wine importer Blair Taylor at Enotec Imports. The Court of Master Sommeliers has certified him, and his multiple visits to Italy and years of study make him an outstanding source of information about the sometimes confusing but always rewarding world of Italian wine.
“Our wineries strive to maintain the winemaking traditions of their region in order to produce wines of the highest quality and the best value,” Southwick said of his portfolio. “They are all committed to using sustainable growing methods and earth-friendly farming.”
SUMMER TASTING SERIES
Charles Hays, vin48’s chef and owner, will pair the wines with appetizers on the restaurant’s patio, weather permitting. The event is part of vin48’s Summer Tasting Series, which takes place every Wednesday and features winemakers and importers from the world’s best wine-growing regions. The wines are paired with Hays’ cuisine. The event is $25, which includes wine tasting and appetizers. All wines served are available at discounted prices from series partner Beaver Liquors in Avon.