Italian dinner and free wine pairing Caro Mio .

Bask under the Tuscan sun for a night of Italian dinner and free wine pairing.

Join us and bring a friend for an Italian dinner, paired with free Italian wine at Caro Mio, in Ravenswood. September 7th, 13th, 21st or 29th at 6:30 pm,  $35 per person (this is the Early Bird Special, Before Sept. 1st)   $65 per person after Sept. 1st.     All Wine is Free.

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For nearly 3,000 years, Italy has been producing some great food friendly wine. It’s one of the largest wine producing countries in the world! There are over 2,000 grape varieties scattered about the countryside. Pick wisely and you’ll find some of the world’s best wines.

We’ll explore some of the many regions and discover what sets these grapes apart. We’ll also see how a DOC and DOCG affect every the same food, so you can look like a pro when you purchase your next bottle of Italian wine to pair with your dinner.

If you’re not familiar with Dionysus (aka Bacchus), the Roman Empire certainly was. The God of wine was a personal favorite and he would not be denied.From 300 B.C. to the beginning of the Christian era, the population in Rome exploded from 100,000 people to over a million. The result was an equally sizeable increase in the demand for wine. In 79 A.D. the eruption of Mount Vesuvius gave birth to what is now the world’s most legendary wine regions. Pompeii, the Empire’s largest wine port, was buried in ash. The result was an explosion of vineyards across the region.

Winemakers eventually made their way in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace. The first vines had been planted.Join us for a night of celebration and education as we explore Italian fine cuisine and its magnificent wine culture.