A Tasting Room Uptown
Are you interested in wine classes but your busy schedule leaves you too pushed for time for a day out in the hills?
Are you a wine tasting aficianado but don’t have the budget for a trip to Napa?
Then read on, we may have just the night for you….
Busy Houstonians can now sample some of the finest wines that Southern Italy has to offer in a tasting room uptown!
That’s right, Mascalzone presents an authentic night of Italian fine dining.
Come and join us for an evening of Neapolitan food and wine tasting with a selection from Naples brought to Houston by renowned winemaker Antonio Pepe, CEO of the world renowned Bellaria Winery and “one of Southern Italy’s rising stars.”
Our chef will be preparing a classic NEAPOLITAN menu to pair with these EXTRAORDINARY wines:
Falanghina DOC 2015
Greco di Tufo DOCG 2014
Aglianico Rafe I.G.P. 2012
Taurasi DOCG 2009
The Bellaria Winery
“A Night in Naples” features wines from the Agricola Bellaria Winery.
Agricola Bellaria produces and exports world class wines.
The winery was founded by the Maffei Family who have their roots in Roccabascerana, Southern Italy and have lived for centuries in the historical centre. The family home is situated next to a centuries-old lime tree which characterises and embellishes the image of the family cellar.
The Bellaria farm was established from the family’s desire to keep their presence on the territory alive and active. They have created economic activity and employment by working the land over multiple generations of farmers and winemakers.
CEO Antonio Pepe believes that the success of the Bellaria brand came about from combining the strong bond with this land and the family’s international vocation. Coming from a generation of farmers, over the years Antonio has developed a deep passion for his land.
The Irpinian countryside with its local grape vines have given birth to world famous wines such as Greco di Tufo, Falanghina, Coda di Volpe and Aglianico. These are wines native to Roccabascerana and produced with ancient manual techniques that avoid any chemical alteration. Such winemaking techniques are in direct accord with the company philosophy.
Daily work at the Bellaria farm is driven and inspired by the willingness to bring the natural goodness of the Bellaria products to tables around the world.
The family boasts years of experience combined with the legacy of past generations. Through this combination the family has learned to cultivate the land with techniques that respect the times and needs of the environment.
Wine tasting and pairing menu
Antonio Pepe’s wine tasting class will take place at one of the most popular wine bars Houston has to offer.
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.
Houston’s number-one destination for authentic Italian!
5 courses – 4 wines $85 per person
not including tax & gratuity
Mascalzone Houston is part of a chain or restaurants owned by the Magi family, originally from Pesaro, Italy.
Open for 4 years and serving only the finest ingredients imported from Italy, Mascalzone is fast becoming one of the top Italian restaurants in Houston. The restaurant promises an authentic Italian atmosphere and hosts a range of events from wine tasting to live jazz every Friday.
Not only that, but Mascalzone offers corporate and wedding catering services and is available for hire for private events.
For more information, check out all our upcoming events on our events page.
Author: Toto Mascalzone
Toto Mascalzone is event and marketing manager at Mascalzone restaurant. He is an Italian wine writer and educator, blogger, and food and wine enthusiast currently living in London. He is author of the wine and lifestyle blog, and was a co-editor, together with Italian wine writer a blog devoted to news from the world of Italian wine.