An Appassimento Evening: Canada & Italy

Foreign Affair Winery, the Canadian pioneer in producing appassimento wines, and Zenato Winery, Italy’s prestigious producer of amarone wines, teamed together on June 13, 2017 for an extraordinary evening of Italian fare at the iconic Biagio Ristorante in downtown Toronto.

The dinner celebrated Canadian and Italian success in innovative premium winemaking. The very idea of such a joint event seemed remote a few years ago. Today it represents a testament of how a Canadian innovative winery can compete with the very best in the world–right here in our own backyard of Niagara.

The evening was a spectacular showpiece of appassimento excellence, from Italy (where it all began) and Canada (where it was further innovated with classic vinifera grapes and different climactic conditions).

This unique dinner offered an entertaining and educational experience featuring wines made exclusively in the appassimento style. All wines were carefully selected to be paired with the seasonal multi-course meal, inspired by Italian-Canadian culinary traditions, crafted by Biagio and his Executive Chef.