Showing posts from January, 2012

Wines of Italy: An In-depth 3 part exploration of Italian Wine

Italy! The Land of the Vine, according to the ancient Greeks; nowhere else is  wine so closely intertwined with daily life in every village throughout the Italian peninsula - not even France. Nowhere else is there such a enormous array of excellent native grapes.

Beginning Sunday February 26, Sommelier Arnie Millan will be offering an in-depth look at Italian wine with three classes, each organized by region:

1. February 26th - The South (Campania, Sicilia, Puglia, Calabria, Sardegna, Basilicata)

2. March 4th - The Center (Toscana, Umbria, Lazio, Marche, Emilia-Romagna, Molise, Abruzzi)

3. March 11th - The North (Piemonte, Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Lombardia, Veneto, Alto Aldige/Trentino, Friuli)

Each region, its history and wines, will be discussed in depth with up-to-date hand-outs. Each class will include tasting 8 regional wines. The classes begin each Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $59 per person per class or $165 for the three class series.

The classes will…

Hands-on cooking class IN ITALIAN

The Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association is sponsoring a cooking class -- GIVEN IN ITALIAN -- with Anne Robichaud, a 40-year resident of Umbria, on Saturday, February 25. 

Anne comes to the USA every year for classes and lectures; this year she'll be in Seattle for several days in late Feb.

The cost is $85 per person. Here is a link to her website:

The class is limited to 16, and it's on a first come basis. One class, given in English, has already been filled. The second class, offered in Italian, is a great opportunity for students or those wanting to brush up on their language skills.

The Feb. 25 event lasts 4 hours, cost is $85 per person, inclusive. Location to be determined.

The cooking lesson starts at 11 a.m. and lasts two hours, followed by eating the meal we just prepared (1-3  p.m.) The menu includes various antipastos, a pasta dish, main course, side dish(es), dessert. Cooking lessons are "hands-on" and throughout the lesson, Ann…

Bando di concorso

Cari Connazionali, il Consolato Italiano di San Francisco ha emesso bando di concorso per l'assunzione di un contrattista con mansioni di segreteria-archivio per l'IIC. Vi alleghiamo pertanto il bando e il fac-simile per la domanda in carta libera da inviare entro e non piu' tardi di giovedi' 2 febbraio 2012 al Consolato Italiano di San Francisco.
Cordiali saluti.
Romana Bracco Presidente Comites, San Francisco

For more informations please click on the link below

Renaissance Art History lecture

The Italian Studies Advisory Board at the University of Washington cordially invites you to a special lecture, "Renaissance Revival.  The Alessandro Maggiori Collection: Art and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Italy," presented by Ricardo de Mambro Santos, Assistant Professor of Art History, Willamette University.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 - 2:00pm

 Walker-Ames Room, 225 Kane Hall (UW-Seattle)
  $10 suggested donation- proceeds will benefit UW Italian Studies

 Reception to follow.

 Space is limited.  To reserve your spot please contact Jennifer Keene
 by Weds., Jan. 18th at or call (206) 616-3486.

 Please visit us at for futher details.

 We hope to see you there!

 Jennifer Keene
 Administrative Coordinator
 French and Italian Studies
 C-254 Padelford Hall
 U of WA, Box 354361
 Seattle, WA 98195
 (206) 616-3486