When: February 9, 2022
Speaker: Arnie Millan, Esquin Wine Merchants
Topic: Essentials of Italian Wine
Advanced registration will be required. A link to the registration form will be sent to the Dante Alighieri Society mailing list.
There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30.
About the Speaker:
Arnie Millan has been a wine aficionado for over forty years. Arnie’s interest in wine began in 1973 during his first visit to France. Arnie has been consulting to restaurants about wine since 1987. In 1997, he opened his own restaurant, Avenue One, which was highly regarded for its extensive and carefully chosen wine program, winning four Wine Spectator Magazine Awards of Excellence and accolades from Wine Press Northwest and Seattle Magazine, among others. Arnie and his wine classes were featured in The Wall Street Journal, “Learning the Ropes about Vines” published February 10, 2006. Recently, Arnie was chosen to teach a class on wine tasting to the Washington Wine Commission’s volunteer wine ambassadors. In July, 2014, Arnie was featured in the Seattle Times as “The Finest Wine Mind in Seattle.” Arnie works at Esquin Wine Merchants, as European Buyer, heading up Private Client Services and Education.
About the Presentation:
Arnie will provide the essential information to help better understand Italian wine. He will cover Italian wine terminology and the basics of Italian wine law. He will give a quick review of the 19 Italian wine regions as well as a review of some of Italy’s major red and white grapes. Whether you’re new to Italian wine or a seasoned tifoso, there will be something here to your taste!
DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
Live Meeting COVID Guidelines
Even as COVID variants continue to plague the population, we have returned to offering live meetings for Dante this season. We’ve all been longing for a return to shared meals, and since this is foundational to Dante activities, we want to make it possible. Following the guidelines and regulations now in place by many workplaces, public venues and community groups, the Dante Board of Directors has agreed to the guidelines listed below as an acceptable plan to keep us as safe as possible when meeting in person.
1) Please do not attend if you have been exposed to COVID, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness. We will make best efforts to record the presentations so that those who cannot attend in person can enjoy them afterwards. There will also be a few meetings presented on ZOOM instead of live this season, for all to enjoy.
2) Masks are encouraged. Although no longer required, we encourage attendees to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
Thank you again for your understanding and observance of these guidelines. Let’s work together to control COVID!!!