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Giro d’Italia evening leads to Italy wine trip

03 July 2018

Following our wonderful Giro d’Italia Wine Dinner evening, two members of the Cin Cin team have jetted off to Italy for a wine tasting trip.

Last month we welcomed guests to Cin Cin Vine Street for a special dinner in partnership with Hallgarten Wines. Attendees received a wine pairing with each of the 6 courses as our brilliant host, Hallgarten’s Joe Wadhams, talked them through every wine offering.

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Hallgarten is one of the UK’s leading specialist wine merchants, with over 80 years of experience importing wines from producers around the world and supplying the premium on- and off-trade. In 2017, Hallgarten was named European Merchant of the Year by the Sommelier Wine Awards and has won the prestigious International Wine Challenge Wine List of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2015.

Our founder David Toscano said: “A wine dinner dedicated to the fantastic wines across Italy has always been in the pipeline for Cin Cin. So big thanks to HDN and Joe in particular for helping us pull it off.

“We had such fantastic feedback from those lucky 20 who attended – exceptional dishes from chef Donal, great service from Fab & Lisa, and of course a booming commentary from Joe. It was smiles all round and definitely something we’ll be doing again.”

The event was so successful that David and Cin Cin Western Road General Manager, James Thomson have joined Joe once again, this time flying out to Naples this week to sample the local wines.

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Together they will be tasting a range from Feudi di San Gregori before visiting mozzarella producer Tenuta Vannulo.

They will be sharing their experiences next week so keep your eyes peeled for our follow up blog. In the meantime, read about how James spent months curating an all-Italian wine list for our Western Road restaurant.


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