Notes By DiVino

Eau d’Italie Fragrance Creation

In 2011, long before we ever made an iMovie, DiVino was commissioned to tell the story of Eau d'Italie, an Italian fragrance collection in a short video. Watch it HERE. DiVino wrote, produced and directed this brand storytelling video for...

Chardonnay Pairing Tips (With Recipes!)

Hello and welcome to the DiVino blog, the place for news on what we're up to! We just concluded the third and final installment to the series, "Chardonnay Three-Way," with a guide to some Chardonnay and food pairing ideas! Check out our...

Passover Wine & Easter Wine Pairings!

Join sommelier and DiVino founder, Annie Shapero in this educational and funny video just in time for a super Sunday feast. In this video DiVino suggests the best wines for Easter dinner and the best wines for Passover, including one of the the best kosher wines we've...

Tasting Spanish Red Wine!

DiVino Wine School is at it again with a hot new video about Spanish Wine Tasting! There is more to Spanish wine than Rioja and Cava. But we all knew that right? There's Albariño and Garnacha of course, and don't about for get about Sherry... But something I...

DiVino Wine School at Sottocasa Pizza in Harlem!

We're excited to join forces again for an into to wine tasting with a focus on Italian wine. TUESDAY April 9th, from 6-7:30pm. Location: Sottocasa Pizzeria - 227 Lenox Avenue 10027 This class is for beginners, casual wine lovers, and anyone curious about some basic...

DiVino Wine School at Sottocasa Harlem!

DiVino Wine School at Sottocasa Harlem!

VINO 101 DiVino is partnering with our dear friend and neighbor, Sottocasa Harlem for an introduction to Italian wine and wine tasting basics. Book now!  This collaboration was born out of a shared love for the community that wine and food (in this case, Pizza)...

Wine Sommelier for Community Word Project

Wine is a language. Learn how to speak it. I founded DiVino on the principle that wine tasting engages our senses and makes us more alive.  As a ritual, wine tasting inspires community.In an ever more disconnected era, the success of our nation depends on the strength...

DiVino + PEQUE for Sommelier Series – 02/10/2016

DiVino + PEQUE for Sommelier Series – 02/10/2016

DiVino is partnering up with PEQUE Vinos Y Tapas for the premiere event of their wine and and beer tasting series. Join us for an hour-long casual guided tasting of distinctive red wines from Italy, Spain and other great wine-growing regions. Prepare to boost your...

Old Friends and Mentors at the 2015 Trifecta Tasting

Old Friends and Mentors at the 2015 Trifecta Tasting

Great time last Wednesday! OMNI Wines joined forces with VOS and Wine in Motion at the painfully cool ACE Hotel with a selection of wines from Italy, France and Portugal.                 I manned table 1, with bubbles abounding...

Sweet Home Chicago – Thank You for Joining Me!

Sweet Home Chicago – Thank You for Joining Me!

A week ago today I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with thirty curious, articulate, and by the end of the day... hopefully more passionate wine drinkers at Sentieri, an Italian cultural center in Chicago. As it happens, many of us cherish the memory of cigar...

Celebrate the Rooftop Opening at Giraffe Hotel

DiVino is pleased be a sponsor for the grand opening of Bread and Tulips  rooftop for summer 2013! Swing by and enjoy some complimentary rosé (tis the season!) and cocktails. DiVino will be there to tell you all about what you're drinking. PREVIEW: it's made from the...

Italian Wine Weekend in Chicago!

DiVino is hitting the windy city for a weekend of wine tasting at Casa Italiana cultural center. 13-14 August I'll be conducting wine tasting seminars as a fun and informative way to get a real "taste" of Italian culture. Here's a run down of the schedule: Friday 13...

SCENTS OF PLACE – July 20th, 6-8pm

LAFCO and DiVino bring you the premiere Scents & Sensations event, this time with perfume and wine. WHERE: LAFCO - 285 Lafayette Street (between Prince and Houston) WHEN: Tuesday July 20th, 6-8pm The quintessential wine experience engages nearly all of the senses....

DiVino Official Launch Party!

It's time to celebrate and I'm bottled up and bursting like a Ca' Del Bosco Cuvée Prestige Rosé, which the winery describes as a "soul in suspense," neither red nor white,  a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in a state of transition. Lively, buoyant, and undeniably...