80 Years of Glorious Wines ~ Cesari Vineyards
In 1936, the Cesari family created a winery naming it Cesari Vineyards. Located in Veneto, Italy, the family went on to become very famous Amarone pioneers. That was 80 years ago, and they’re now celebrating their worldwide success.
They also created a great publicity program, inviting 80 wine bloggers to participate. This gave each of us a chance to take on the assignment of learning about Amarone wine, and use the hashtag #IAMarone. I’m giggling to myself, because I immediately started using the hashtag. I love adventures and this was one I couldn’t resist. One lucky person will be brought to Cesari Vineyards to celebrate. I would love to be that person. My feet have wings. I was born for travel, because I was born to learn as much as I can in this lifetime, and I’ve wasted no time. I dream in the Italian language, understanding it. Although, I’ve not had the opportunity to study it in this lifetime, I have a friend of Mexican descent who had told me that I speak Spanish with an Italian accent. (It’s in there somewhere.)
I was alerted that I’d be receiving an invitation to their festivities. Sigh… All in New York. It’s impossible for me to jettison work right now and jet to the East Coast. I’d really love to, but it’s just not possible. So, I have to celebrate from afar and live vicariously through people’s hashtag of #IAMarone. I’ve been writing about his one since hearing of it. So, I’ve taken this time as a teachable moment. Knowing absolutely nothing about Amarone wines, I had some catching up to do. I’ve already done some of it. I still have a long way to go, but I’ve taken the first few steps. Here’s my journey to date, turning it into education for us all, since I have a background in education from years ago.
- One of 80 and darned happy to be #IAMarone ~ Announcing the opportunity
- Verona ~ The Cesari Vineyard of Verona ~ prima parte #IAMarone ~ Beginning the journey
- Verona ~ Who Are You, Anyway? ~ seconda parte #IAMarone ~ Location, location, location
- Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella ~ #IAMarone ~ Tasting my first Amarone
- How Wine Travels Impact a Wine Road Warrior ~ #IAMarone ~ Traveling will mean this for me
- Also, the images along the way have made me yearn, and so I’m sharing them again with this story to have you yearn, too
The Invitation Arrived
Cesari Vineyards is celebrating 80 years of crafting Valpolicella’s finest vintages and we’d like you to be our guest for an exceptional dining series, where we’ll be showcasing the unexpected versatility of the wine. Please RSVP as soon as possible, with your ranked preferences and we’ll try to accommodate everyone’s first choice.
Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse Midtown ~ Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. Hosted by one of the best steakhouses in Manhattan, experience amarone paired in its purest form, with a juicy steak.
Plaza Food Hall ~ Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 p.m. – Celebrity Chef Todd English’s Food Hall offers a true dine-around the world experience, but the focus of this particular meal, designed by Todd himself, is Valpolicella’s rich culinary history.
La Maison du Chocolat ~ Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. – The world’s most renowned chocolatier will be hosting a wine and chocolate party at their Madison Avenue Boutique. Enjoy delicious passed chocolates with the rich flavors of Cesari Amarone.
Petrossian ~ Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m.- Executive Chef Richard Farnabe was more than happy to create a unique pairing menu for his favorite variety. Savor caviar and wine in new and interesting ways as only the world’s Purveyor of Caviar can show you.
Learning from the invite ~ Foods to pair with Amarone
- Amarone pairs well in its purest form, with a juicy steak.
- Amarone paired with Valpolicella’s rich culinary history must be experienced at some point in time
- Amarone pairs well with delicious chocolates with the rich flavors of Cesari Amarone
- Amarone paired well with caviar.