It’s been almost three months since our last Wine Tasting Event at Houston Mascalzone.
The festive period brought a variation of food and wine tasting. Now the Christmas Party Season is over and the New Year is well under way.
Mascalzone are now planning a new round of events to look forward to in 2019!
Carry on reading to find out more and to see how you can get involved!
FIRST Wine Tasting EVENT of 2019 AT Houston Mascalzone
The first big event in the Mascalzone calendar will be the inaugural Wine Tasting Event of 2019 on January 29th.
All of these Wine Evenings have proved popular among Mascalzone’s Houston clientele. This is thanks to the great wines on display and at least in part to the variety of formats to each evening.
Among previous events was a selection of Wine and Food Pairings, including four course dinners, to Wine and Olive Tasting in commemoration of Mascalzone Restaurant’s Four Year Anniversary, to even a Wine and Chocolate Pairing Evening!
The popularity of the Wine Tasting Events at Mascalzone marks a definite and growing interest in fine wines in the Houston region.
Since Mascalzone opened their Houston branch in 2014, there has been an increase in the number of Wine Bars in the Downtown and Westheimer areas of the city.
All of Mascalzone’s Wine Evenings have been well subscribed and above all tremendous fun to take part in thanks to an enthusiastic crowd eager to taste and learn more about the Wines on display!
About the Moscone Winery
The Moscone Winery is run by the Fratelli Moscone. The tradition of Wine Making in the Moscone Family dates back to the end of the 19th Century.
Currently they own and maintain 18 hectares of vineyards in some of the most outstanding Wine Producing areas of Monforte d’Alba, Piemonte in Northern Italy.
Close in terms of latitude to the not too distant wine producing region of Bordeaux, only summertime temperatures in Piemonte are similar. The Piemonte wine region has a colder, continental winter climate, and significantly less rainfall thanks to the rain shadow effect of the Alps.
Vineyards are typically planted on hillsides with medium altitudes of between 490–1150 ft (150-400 metre).
This is a region that is home to some of the world’s – not just Italy’s – most celebrated wines.
Among those World Renowned Italian Wines are examples produced by the Moscone Winery.
The unique growing conditions and peculiar exposure of the Monforte d’Alba vineyards reaches make this winery’s output exceptional. Wine-making and fining are performed in two characteristic Langa farms, where tradition and innovation are firmly bound together.
Blending both elegance and character the Moscone wines are the culmination of both centuries of skilful wine-making techniques knowledge and the newest winery facilities.
The Fratelli Moscone are, to add to this, supported by the expertise of Dr. Donato Lanati. Lanati is a consultant, and teacher of Oenological Technology at Turin University. Lanati Founded the distinguished wine making and research centre Enosis Meraviglia.
Along with Lanati the Moscone Winery have established an innovative and appealing line of Wines, that represent a selection derived from indigenous grapes and vinified by the winemakers themselves.
About the Wines on Display
There will be four wines from the Moscone Collection on display at this event.
These will include:
Other red wines on the program will be the Barbera d’Alba and Nebbiolo and one other White Wine:
BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR WINE TASTING JANUARY 29
Mascalzone are currently taking bookings for the January Wine Tasting Evening on the 29th. Events are usually well subscribed so don’t forget to book early!
Follow the link below to reserve your place:
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.