Eight Regions of Italy: Exploring Tradition and Respect for Nature with Giorgio De Maria (Thurs 4th July)

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Eight Regions of Italy: Exploring tradition and respect for nature...

Giorgio De Maria studied agriculture and forest environment in Turin, graduating with a thesis on the production of summer cheese in the Italian Alps. After working in fine dining restaurants in Dublin and Tokyo, he came to Sydney, where he worked at Vini before opening 121BC in Surry Hills (Australian Gourmet Traveller's Sommelier of the Year 2012). A sister venue, 121BC Hong Kong, opened its doors in 2013 (Best Wine Bar List of China’s Wine List of the year Awards 2014 and 2015).

In 2014 Giorgio compiled the wine list for Billy Kwong in Sydney (Australian Gourmet Traveller's Wine List of the Year 2016). He was the creative director of Rootstock Sydney festival for all its five editions (Australian Gourmet Traveller Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality 2019). From October 2019 to June 2021 Giorgio was the Beverage Director at Café Paci. Beside owing and running a small wine import company that specialises in artisanal natural wines - Giorgio De Maria Fun Wines - Giorgio has now opened Paski Vineria Popolare (Best Wine Bar & Best New Wine Bar, Time Out 2022).

Instagram: @giorgio_de_maria

The Oak Barrel welcomes Giorgio De Maria to our Tasting Room to share his passion and knowledge for all things Italian!

2019 Cherubini Sui Generis (Chardonnay), Franciacorta
2022 Camiliano Le Calocchie (Vermentino), Colline Lucchesi
2020 Ancestrale Vino Bianco III (Malvasia delle Lipari, Catarratto Lucido), Salina
2020 Rabasco Cancelli (Montepulciano), Pianella 
2020 Podere Sotto Puntorosso (Grasparossa), Castelvetro
2020 L’Arco Rosso del Veronese (Corvina blend), Valpolicella
2019 Cantina Giardino Drogone (Aglianico), Irpinia
2019 Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco Roccalini (Nebbiolo), Barbaresco
Dr Giuseppe Cappellano Barolo Chinato 500ml (aromatised Barolo), Serralunga d’Alba

*All wine will be on special offer on the night*


Date: Thursday 4th July, 2024
Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney CBD
Cost: $50 per ticket ($40 Enthusiasts & Connoisseurs)

*Enthusiasts & Connoisseurs can purchase 1 extra ticket at VIP price*
*Complementary snacks included*

How to purchase tickets

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