Notes By DiVino

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 from historic Prosecco producer...

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...

Great Pair….Lingerie and Wine August 8th!

Great Pair….Lingerie and Wine August 8th!

Join me for an an absolutely sumptuous evening of wine-tasting (with Divino's signature scent notes to help you along) all inspired by the gorgeous collections at Journelle. The ladies of Journelle will be featuring three lines: Bianca, Lana, and Yasmine, and  I have...

Meditation Wines

Meditation Wines

I’m not really into meditation. At least that’s what I always said. I can barely still my body, let alone my thoughts. I explained this to a friend while we were running along the coast of East Long Island. Through labored breaths she said to forget the quiet room and...

My COPA Runneth Over – Copa America 2016

My COPA Runneth Over – Copa America 2016

It's been two years and football fever has returned to the city! While the COPA AMERICA seems to inspire more cocktail pairings and than wine pairings (unless Argentina is playing), it's still a great time to indulge in the multi-sensory pleasure chest that is soccer....

Italian Wine Intensive CHICAGO | SATURDAY 14 MAY | 3-6PM

Italian Wine Intensive CHICAGO | SATURDAY 14 MAY | 3-6PM

After three sold-out successes, DiVino returns to Chicago for an Italian Wine Intensive at Sentieri.  A long-time partner and supporter of DiVino, Sentieri offers courses based on language and the integral aspects of Italian culture for the most immersive experience...

Pairing the Players: DiVino + Nez Bar + NYCFC

Pairing the Players: DiVino + Nez Bar + NYCFC

We paired up with Nez Bar to write this olfactory ode to our hometown soccer squad, NYCFC.  Together we partnered some of our favorite players with fragrance, wine, beer and bourbon and tried our hand at sports writing. Read on for a taste, and click the link below...

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 from historic Prosecco producer...