Monday, January 10, 2011

Wine Event and Book Signing at Bella Bacinos with Catena Zapata Winery

Come in and “wined” down at Bella Bacinos’ (36 S. La Grange Rd.) "Up-close and Personal" Wine Tasting January 17, 2011 with renowned vintner Laura Catena of Argentina's Catena Zapata Winery. Starting at 6:30 p.m., traverse the lands of Argentina while enjoying a comprehensive tasting of Catena Zapata wines and the best complimenting fare of Bella Bacinos. Cost is $55 pp (excludes tax and gratuity). The evening will also include a stimulating and educational presentation that Laura gave at the Kohler Food and Wine Experience last year.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations for this event, e-mail bacinos@comcast.net or call wine director and owner Dan Bacin at (708) 420-9600.

About Catena Zapata Winery
The Catena Zapata Winery was founded over 100 years ago in Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. Celebrated winemaker of Catena Zapata Winery, Nicolas Catena understood that producing smaller quantities of high-quality brands for export would boost winery sales and simultaneously Argentina’s economy. Along with the huge interest in Argentine wine has come international admiration. Nicolas Catena was presented with Decanter magazine's 2009 Man of the Year.

Today Argentina’s premier wine operation is owned and operated by Nicolas’ daughter Laura Catena. A woman with degrees from both Harvard and Stanford, Laura knows the ins and outs of winemaking. While wine imports to the U.S. have suffered during the global recession, Argentina has grown by 41% in total dollar volume between the years of 2008 and 2009. A large amount of that success can be attributed to Laura Catena and her position at the forefront of the fine wine movement in Argentina.

About Bella Bacinos La Grange
Bella Bacinos serves authentic Napoletana wood fired pizza, homemade ravioli and other Italian specialties in the restaurant’s dining room and outdoor patio. Bella Bacinos’ award-winning wine list includes more than 600 wines from around the world, including more than 20 served by the glass. The restaurant is located at 36 S. La Grange Rd., Downtown La Grange, Ill. Winter hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and is closed Monday but available for private events. For private events or more information, call (708) 420-9600 or visit http://www.bacinos.com/. Follow Bella Bacinos on Twitter and find them on Facebook.
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