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Weekend Italiano - Wine Tasting. EW19

  • 09 Mar 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413



Due to the expected severe weather conditions, we are very sorry to inform you that activities have been cancelled for Saturday BUT happy to announce that

SUNDAY ACTIVITIES will continue as planned!

Did you buy tickets for the Saturday Apericena? We are happy to announce that your tickets are valid to purchase food or drinks on Sunday. We will have the tickets ready for you at the event. Please note that Sunday is a alcohol-free event except for the mini-wine seminars. If you are unable to join or use all your tickets, you can choose to receive a refund. Did you sign-up for the Saturday Wine Tasting?  You can choose to receive a refund. Reply to this email or contact Tiziana at

Guided wine tasting featuring the wines of Castello di Neive, Piedmont

Saturday, March 9th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Taste and learn about the wines of Barbaresco, the Queen of Italian Red wine. Listen to the stories about the family owned winery Castello di Neive of Piemonte and their Monopole, (Cru) Santo Stefano. We will also sample Arneis, Dolcetto and Barbera.

Castello di Neive comprises a 60 hectare estate, all in the Neive township, in the Langhe area of the Piemonte region. 25 hectares of the property are devoted to grape growing.  All the production is obtained from Castello di Neive’s own vines in the following vineyards: Basarin, Cortini, Gallina, Marcorino, Messoirano-Montebertotto, Valtorta and the famous Santo Stefano. 

The wine tasting will feature six wines: Arneis, Grignolino, Dolcetto, Barbera, Barbaresco and Barbaresco Santo Stefano.
Follow this link to learn more about the winery:

Delectable appetizers will be provided by ICC Board Member Astrid Garino using products kindly donated by Alessi 

Meet Nikki Erpelding 

Program Instructor for the Wine Professional Certificate, Saint Paul College And Owner/Instructor, Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy MN

With a passion for food and wine…Nikki’s storied career includes, restaurant management, boutique wine wholesaler, retail management/buyer in Wine & Spirits. Nikki’s full-time position is Italian fine wine specialist & Territory Manager of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska & the Dakotas, for Leonardo LoCascio Selections, a member of The Winebow Group.

Nikki’s role as wine educator began in 2011 at Saint Paul College teaching the 14 week-Wine Professional Certificate program and now also runs the Globally recognized WSET level 1 and 2 wine courses at her new school, Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy MN.

Registration required

WHEN: Saturday, March 9th, 2019  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
PRICE: $35 Members & $45 Non-Members

Your registration to this event must be cancelled at least 96 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative costs.



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