Join us at home with your own wine tasting party (up to five people) or just come for the presentation by the respected wine importer Dalla Terra. Dalla Terra specializes in imports from family vineyards in Italy.
Rupert Billins will be presenting from San Francisco; he is an expert on Italian wines and will take you on a journey through Italy’s wine growing regions. Mr. Billins will have a cheese and salumi recommendation or create your own feast!
We hope this is the beginning of a series that will include presentations directly from Italy.
RSVP: Required by December 10.
Wine order: As part of the registration, we will be taking orders for either a set of four or just the ones you want (or none if you want to attend the presentation only). You will pay Tamura directly at the time of the pickup:
Wine pickup: As part of the registration, we will be taking orders for pickup between December 14 and December 17 at Tamura’s on Waialae or in Kailua.
Presentation fee: $10 per party hosted by a Member; $15 for a party of non-Members
Zoom: Registered guests will receive a unique link prior to the wine tasting. Please setup your Zoom and familiarize with its features. You can review its short video tutorials (e.g., join a meeting, configuring audio/video, meeting controls, more topics) or full training (e.g., Zoom for education).
Presenter: Rupert Billins, Southwest Regional Manager, Dalla Terra, CA, NM, AZ, HIRupert Billins is on a constant quest to find the most aromatic, mineral infused, higher acid wines possible. Based in San Francisco, CA, Rupert has been in the wine industry for twenty-five years, with a nearly ten-year experience with Dalla Terra. Born and raised in England, Rupert moved to the United States after completing a BA in Theatre Arts at Leeds University. Rupert has held various roles in the wine industry, including as an import specialist at distributors Wine Warehouse and Southern Wine and Spirits. A Certified Wine Educator, Rupert has travelled to all of the wine regions of the world, but will always avow the supremacy of Italian food, wine and culture. Rupert can be found foraging for fungi and seafood on the Northern California coast.
Dalla Terra: Dalla Terra is one of this year’s nominees for Importer of the Year for Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 2020 Wine Star Awards, the publication’s annual awards program that recognizes individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in the world of wine and beverage alcohol. This is the second time Dalla Terra has received this prestigious nomination, the first being in 2009.
Wine tasting selection:
Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).
Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).
Safety policy: All participants will comply with the latest guidance for group gatherings.
Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.
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