The Extraordinary Italian Taste at Alepat Taylor
Alepat Taylor was the venue for an “The Extraordinary Italian Taste” event hosted by the Consul General of Italy in Melbourne Mr. Pierluigi Trombetta and Carlo Travaglini, Director of Alepat Taylor. Alepat Taylor is a leading specialist company in the import of extraordinary Italian wines, liqueurs and other beverages and the event was held at their showroom in Preston.
The World Loves Melbourne was treated to an evening of the best of Italian wines on tasting featuring the different stunning regions of Italy. We also enjoyed top notch canapes that matched the wines. The big deal is that Melbourne wine lovers have much more access these days to the top Italian wines. From amazing value Italian wines to the super premium we can access it. Thanks to Alepat Taylor. Some of the wines we tasted at this event retail for $200-300 and are among the best of Italian wines.
Here’s a few highlights from the night:
Started with Montenegro and tonic the perfect cocktail. A surprise was the launch of Select enjoyed as a Aperitivo Spritz, a new liqueur from the team at Montenegro.
We went straight to Italian Winery of the Year Massi Wines station. What a selection! A highlight was the Masi Campolongo di Torbe Amarone 2009.
But then we thought we should experience a Prosecco from the Prosecco region of Italy before the big reds. Funky labels and superb dry Prosecco.
Catering was top notch from Olympic Hotel. Arancini paired perfectly with the wines.
Consul General of Italy in Melbourne Mr. Pierluigi Trombetta. He spoke about the spectacular achievements and quality of Italian wine around the globe. Australian wine is top notch but consumers also love Italian wines.
Some of the invited guests at this epic function.
Cecchi wines were a standout including the Chianti.
Lamb skewers were delicious. Moorish catering throughout the whole evening.
We were also taken by the Barolos from Piemonte. What a region!
Then it was off to Sicily and the famous Nero D'Avola.
These prawn canapes were something else!
A grand evening showcasing the best of Italian wines. Melbourne has struck the jackpot with access to such premium Italian wines.