Sun, Jul 24|
The Carriage: Florence
Multi-Course Italian Wine Dinner feat. North Berkeley Imports and Special Guest Micaela Tuttle
We're excited to expand upon our popular wine dinner series by welcoming our friend & wine pro Micaela Tuttle of North Berkeley Imports to The Carriage! Join us for an exquisite multi-course Italian dinner with beautiful hand-selected wine pairings from N. Berkeley's impressive Italian catalog.
Time & Location
Jul 24, 2022, 6:00 PM CDT
The Carriage: Florence, 121 E Mobile St, Florence, AL 35630, USA
About the event
We're excited to expand upon our popular wine dinner series by welcoming our friend & wine pro Micaela Tuttle of North Berkeley Imports (Wine & Spirit Magazine's IMPORTER OF THE YEAR - 2019 & 2020!) to The Carriage! Join us for an exquisite multi-course Italian dinner with beautiful hand-selected wine pairings from N. Berkeley's impressive Italian catalog. Don't sleep on this one. Space is strictly limited to 40 attendees.
- 5 Hand-Selected Italian Wines from North Berkeley Imports
- Multi-Course Dinner Pairings
- Micaela Tuttle, North Berkeley Imports
- $125/person + taxes/fees
*Features and instructors are subject to change without notice.
**Attendees must be 21+ years of age and present valid, government-issued identification upon entry to the event. All ticket sales final.
About North Berkeley Imports:
A passion and palate in tune with your own
Many wine lovers will tell you about “the” moment, where a casual interest in wine turned into an all-consuming passion. Perhaps it happened during a trip to the Italian coast, at a small restaurant where the local wine was a revelation; perhaps it was a shared bottle with a character so profound it turned upside-down everything you thought you knew about the transformation of grape into wine.
A great importer is the maker of moments. We are fortunate to be that crucial connection between the talented growers who toil the soil and the passionate individuals who applaud and respect their toil. In substance, we procure expressive, authentic wines and shepherd them to market; in spirit, we unite passions and palates across cultures and oceans. It just may be the best job in the world.
Global vision, local roots
No matter how far we’ve traveled to bring you that next great moment, our roots have remained deep in our home soil. North Berkeley Imports started in 1979 as a small neighborhood wine shop in Berkeley, California. Just up the street, a culinary revolution was starting at another local spot called Chez Panisse, run by Alice Waters. It was an exciting time, as American palates were evolving, seeking out new tastes and experiences, and looking to Europe for inspiration.
And so did we. Many of the first scouting trips we took as a fledgling importer were to France, and many of those first vine growers we met then are still, more than a quarter-century later, our partners today.
Yet our Berkeley store is where it all started. We are so proud, after so many years, to have returned in 2021 to our original spot at 1505 Shattuck Avenue. The space has a new look, but its founding spirit remains. And we love that many of our first customers still visit often, sharing stories of recent wine discoveries or of savoring a well-aged bottle of Burgundy that they purchased from us years ago.
Relationships built on trust and respect
As an importer, our relationships with growers are everything to us. There is nothing easy about living a farmer’s life, whether one is born to the craft or chooses it independently. For us, it is an honor to represent the fruit of a grower’s year-long labors; it is a privilege to bring their art to the broader world.
We like to say that great people make great wine. For more than 25 years, we’ve witnessed this firsthand. We’ve shared family dinners with growers after a long day in the fields, laughing over shared stories and crying over shared tribulations. We’ve witnessed the changing of generations, as fathers hand the reins of an estate to daughters and sons. We’ve helped pick grapes at harvest and tasted alongside from barrels of early wine. We support and trust our growers; and in turn, they support and trust us.
On this basis, many of our first grower partners are still with us today. We were one of the first importers to bring grower Champagne from Domaine Egly-Ouriet to the United States. Pioneering organic estate Mas de Gourgonnier from Provence was one of our very first partners; we’ve worked now with three generations of the Sabon family from Clos du Mont-Olivet in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. These are just a few examples from our 100-grower strong portfolio; explore all our producers from France and Italy here.
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($125 ticket price + $4 convenience/CC processing fee) This ticket is good for the admission of one (1) adult of 21+ years of age to the Multi-Course Italian Wine Dinner on July 24, 2022.$129.00Tax: +$12.26 Sales TaxSold Out
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