Maremma Consortium Tasting
Monday, March 8, 2021
2811 Washington Ave.
Houston TX 77007
Presented by the Consorzio Vini della Maremma (Grosseto)
and IEEM (Miami-Verona)
with the support of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (Houston)
Guided and Walk-Around Tastings
Socially distanced tasting stations
Media contact: Maurizio Gamberucci, (281) 201-7120.
– Guided tasting of 9 wines with Jeremy Parzen, Italian wine educator.
– Walk-around tasting featuring 40+ wines from Maremma, including native and international grape varieties and a wide range of styles.
– Catered lunch.
– Maximum of 25 people will be seated for guided tasting to ensure safety.
– Socially distanced tasting stations for walk-around tasting.
– Masks required (except while tasting and consuming food).
11:30 a.m. – guided tasting
12:30 p.m. – walk-around tasting + lunchbox
Maremma: Tuscany’s Big Bet
The pristine coast and inland hills of Tuscany’s Maremma area are rapidly becoming one of Italy’s most talked-about wine regions, with a number of marquee wineries investing heavily in vineyards and winemaking facilities there. The unique combination of maritime influence, plentiful slopes, and a wide range of soil types (volcanic, clay, limestone, sandstone) make it ideal for the production of nuanced wines with marked freshness and complexity. Both native and international grape varieties are vinified in Maremma in a variety of styles: The March 8 tasting in Houston will feature 40+ wines, including whites, reds, and rosés from this largely undeveloped appellation.
Jeremy Parzen is a Houston-based Italian food and wine writer and professor of Wine and Food Communications at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, Italy.