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JULY 2011

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First Annual produced in Italy. Viva Vino LA T he first annual Viva Vino LA took place in Los Angeles May 16–21, 2011. Bringing together more than 400 labels representing all 20 wine regions of Italy, Viva Vino LA educated trade and consumers alike about the vast array of native varietals Produced in partnership with the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, the North American Sommelier Association and Blue Lifestyle, Viva Vino LA was well received by all—visiting Italians, importers, trade and consumers. To all participating wineries, importers, regions and sponsors who helped make Los Angeles the U.S. capital of native Italian wines: Grazie mille! See you next year for Viva Vino LA 2012 (May 14–19). —Allison Levine VINO LA VIVA The Viva Vino LA team at the May 16 kick-off event (left to right): Allison Levine, Raffaele Rinaldi, Lucia Peretti, Alessia Botturi, Letizia Miccoli, Nicolette Teo. The Grand Tasting at L.A.’s Skirball Cultural Center. North American Sommelier Association member Antonino Scaglione pours wine at the “Wines of Veneto” seminar at the Grand Tasting. The Mediterranean Diet Wine Dinner featuring the wines of Caserta at Da Pasquale in Beverly Hills. Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West IACCW 38 / the tasting panel / july 201 1 PHOTOS: MARIA SCHRIBER

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