Member Login:

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE! Storie di famiglia. Episode 1. Made in Italy: Meet the People Behind the Label Virtual Series. ES20

  • 31 Dec 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
  • 29


  • FREE, registration required. ICC Members receive a $5 DISCOUNT & PERSONAL INSCRIPTIONS when ordering the book! See event description for details.

    A detailed email with information on how to access this event online will be sent closer to the event date.
  • FREE, registration required.

    A detailed email with information on how to access this event online will be sent closer to the event date.

Click here

Episode 1

Labor of Love: Wine Families of Piemonte

Friday, May 29, 5:30 - 6:30 pm CDT via Zoom

In the dawn of the new millennium, Piemonte bewitched Suzanne HoffmanHer book Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte was the product of the spell its people, its landscape, and, of course, its food and wine cast upon her. As someone who has witnessed seismic cultural and economic changes in the world-famous viticultural region, Suzanne styles herself not as a wine expert, but a wine family expert. For over 20 years, she has immersed herself in the familial culture of the Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato wine areas and forged strong bonds with many of the wine families.  

In Labor of Love, Suzanne shares stories of strength and fortitude – two characteristics encoded in the Piemontese DNA – that helped them overcome the challenges and tragedies of pestilence, poverty, fascism, wars, and brutal occupation in the first half of the 20th century. The foundation their ancestors laid and the prosperity built from the ashes of war are helping today’s wine families face the challenges and tragedies of the ongoing war with Covid-19.

Please join Suzanne on
May 29, 2020, at 5.30 pm CDT on a zoom meeting, as she shares some of these stories of the past and the present life of challenges in Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato.

This is a FREE event but registration requiredA detailed email with information on how to access this event online will be sent closer to the event date.

See below for details. 

Suzanne Hoffman, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is an attorney and author in the Colorado Rockies. For many years, she worked in Switzerland. From their home in Valais, she and her husband Dan explored the wine-growing regions of Italy and France, with particular attention to Piemonte, Tuscany and Burgundy.

In the following episodes you will meet some of the families behind famous wines, mostly notably Barolo and Barbaresco. Stay tuned!

Albino Rocca (Daniela Rocca) 

Cigliuti (Claudia Cigliuti)

Cà del Baio (Valentina Grasso)
Deltetto 1953 (Carlo Deltetto)

E. Pira e Figli (Chiara Boschis) 
Poderi e Cantine Oddero (Isabella Boffa Oddero)

Marchesi Alfieri (Giovanna San Martino di San Germano)
Marenco (Andrea Costa)

Where to buy the book: 

Bookworm of Edwards



Contact to order!

A big Thank You to Global Minnesota for supporting
our events as part of their Year of Italy (2019-2020)

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 295-4111 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software