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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

L'Hermitage Beverly Hills Wine Tasting next Tuesday, June 21st . . .

Viva Vino Amore!

Please join us for a Tasting of Italian Wines
paired with cheeses, charcuterie and Italian-inspired appetizers.
Co-hosted by Sommelier & Importer Justin Gallen
of Rinascimento Wine Company,
he will introduce some of his favorite Italian wines,
remarkable wines because
of the "blood, sweat and tears that are shed
working with nature to make something great."

Tuesday, June 21st
6:30 - 8:30
$35 per person

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel
9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills CA 90210
323.850.5558 for reservations
space is limited
reservations will be secured with a credit card

a collection of small production, handcrafted Italian wines:
Costadila` Prosecco 450 SLM
...a beautiful organic sparking wine from the Prosecco grape made in the Veneto
Favaro 2009 Erbaluce DOC Caluso
...literally translated Erbaluce means "grass of light"
G.D. Vajra 2008 Dolcetto D'Alba, Coste & Fossate DOC
...aromatic & fruit-forward, elegant & accessible
Favaro 2007 BASY (Barbera/Syrah) made from passion, simplicity and respect for the land
G.D. Vajra 2007 Barbera d'Alba DOC
...flows with exceptional depth & richness
G.D. Vajra 2006 Barolo, Albe DOCG
...a classic style cuvee, elegant, spicy and delicious
G.D. Vajra 2009 Moscato d'Asti DOCG
...the essense of summer with notes of peaches, apple, apricot, pineapple. A gem!

Wines will be available for sale at a discount the night of the Tasting.

About Justin Gallen & Rinascimento Wine Company:
Justin Gallen began his wine career in 1991 as a harvest worker and progressed to tour guide, retail wine manager, wine buyer, distributor sales representative, sales manager, and regional sales manager before founding his Rinascimento Wine Company, a fine wine brokerage and importer dedicated to providing expect sales representation to small, artisan wineries entering the competitive California wine market. Justin is currently finishing a Diploma of Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirits Trust (WSET) of London, England and is also a Certified Italian Sommelier with the Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS) of Milan, Italy and with the North American Sommelier Association. Justin's success lies in his constant thirst for knowledge and his celebration of new experiences, new wines and new friends from around the world.

About Chef Joseph Elevado:
Chef Joseph Elevado's inspired culinary style is drawn from his experience and passion for culinary "travel" while still embracing traditional techniques learned at any early age while helping his mother prepare meals, as well as watching "Julia Child" and other cooking shows on television. A year after graduating from the New York Restaurant School in 1996, Joseph was hired by renowned Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa's Nobu NYC as a Master Cook and, over the next eight years, honed his skills in classic Japanese food preparation, first in NYC and later as Executive Chef at Nobu Las Vegas. He opened his own restaurant, Social House, in Las Vegas in 2006 where he put his unique style of cooking to practice and delivered a bold dining experience that was both eclectic and approachable. The Social House brand has developed a solid reputation and cult following for its delectable cuisine, unrivaled decor and exuberant vibe, much of which the Chef is now bringing to L'Ermitage Beverly Hills as Executive Chef.

About L'Ermitage Wine Club:
A series of wine pairing dinners and wine tastings...with benefits. While L'Ermitage Wine Club events are open to the public, it's our hope to attract a membership of wine and food lovers that will regularly attend the Club's various wine-related events and take advantage of the benefits that come with membership, such as special discounts on featured wines, special offers as a result of accumulating frequent Winer Points, and discounts from The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills and other retail, restaurant and cultural partners of the Club. Membership is free.

Save the Date:
Wednesday, July 20th
L'Ermitage Wine Club's next Winemaker Dinner
...details to follow

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