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Ancora Wine Dinner with Anne Zakin, Marco De Grazia Selections

Beth Ribblett

Fine Italian wines from small growers were virtually unknown in 1980 when importer Marco de Grazia first offered a handful of estates from Tuscany and Piedmont. Driven by fascination and passion with a vision of great possibilities, he progressed through the northern regions, then the central zones and finally into Italy’s rich and promising south. 

In 2004 Marco established a U.S. based company, little used until 2008 when Anne Zakin became the director. Thanks to Anne and our friends at Uncorked, the wines of the Marco de Grazie have a prominent presence in our shop and we are excited to have her host this dinner at Ancora.  Please join us in celebrating the wines of southern Italy tonight paired with chef Jeff Talbot's regionally inspired menu.

Date: Tuesday, September 24
Time: 6:30 apertivi, seating @ 7pm
Where: Ancora, 4508 Freret Street, New Orleans
Reservations: Call Swirl 504.304.0635, credit card required
$80 all inclusive

A Selection of House Made Anti Pasta
2011 Vini Iovine Gragnano Rosso Frizzante Terre del Gragnano, Campania
NV Cantina del Taburno Vino Spumante 'Folius', Campania 

Gnocchi and Lobster with Butter
2011 Terre Nere Etna Bianco Le Vigne Niche, Sicilia

A Tasting of Local Rabbit with White Beans and Wild Mushrooms
2011 Centonze Frappato, Sicilia

Roasted Wild Boar with Local Braised Greens, and Louisiana Polenta 
2008 Pardi Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria

Chef's Selection
2008 Pardi Passito, Umbria 

Marco De Grazia at Swirl in 2010