Click here for the Chianti Classico Winemaker Dinner 3/17 with Federica Stianti of Castello di Volpaia. NEBBIOLO FEST WITH WINE DIRECTOR JEREMY Thursday, March 24 6:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy 2 wines, light bites $49 per person plus tax & gratuity CLICK HERE TO RESERVE Join me as I pour guests two glasses of our favorite Nebbiolos …

In the photo above, you see the road sign for the village of Volpaia, “617 slm.” The acronym “slm” stands for sul livello mare, in other words, meters above sea level. On Thursday, March 17, Federica Stianti, winemaker and owner of the famed Castello di Volpaia winery in the heart of Chianti Classico, will share …

One of the first things wine folks will tell you when the subject of Barolo comes up is Barolo, the king of wines, the wine of kings. That expression has its origins in the fact that King Victor Emanuel II, the first sovereign of united Italy (1860), was a producer of Barolo. And he liked …

We couldn’t be more pleased to announce the return of in-person wine tastings and events at ROMA! At tonight’s FREE in-person wine tasting at 6 p.m., wine director Jeremy Parzen will be pouring a favorite white wine from Naples. Reservations are not required but encouraged. Please email Jeremy by clicking here to reserve a spot …

Following our wedding in January 2010, my wife Tracie and I headed to — who would have thunk it? — Italy for our honeymoon. Along the way, we stopped for a visit at one of the greatest producers of Italian wine of all time: Bruno Giacosa in Barbaresco (in the village of Neive, one of …

Shanon, Kevin, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Cinzia Merli, the owner of Le Macchiole in Bolgheri, Tuscany for this week’s virtual winemaker dinner. Cinzia, producer of some of Tuscany’s most highly rated and expensive wines, is a true Super Tuscan Super Hero. In the late 1990s, her family owned a humble tavola …

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I can’t think of a better day to announce our next virtual winemaker dinner with chef Melissa Muller and grape grower Fabio Sireci of the iconic Sicilian winery Feudo Montoni. Any of you who attended their first virtual dinner in March 2021 will remember that their story seems plucked straight from …

“These wines exude the darkness and richness that you associate with the Salento in the southern tip of sun-drenched Puglia,” wrote Monica Larner, the Italian specialist for Robert Parker in 2020. “However, the winemaking team takes care to underline the inner elegance and poise of these powerhouse indigenous grapes.” She was writing about the 2015 …

Welcome ROMA’s new executive chef, Kevin Bryant! “Feb. 2 will mark two important dates for chef Kevin Bryant,” writes Houston Chronicle food editor Greg Morago today for the paper. “It’s his birthday, for one. It also will be the first day in his new position as executive chef for Roma restaurant in Rice Village.” “Roma …

“The Mauro Molino winery,” wrote the great Italian wine writer Ian D’Agata last year, “is but one of the many very fine estates [in Barolo] that does not get the attention and praise it deserves.” This under-the-radar estate has always been a favorite of ours at ROMA (you may remember that the 2016 single-vineyard Barolo …