During the next two weeks, New York City will host so many Italian wine-focused events that everyone in the area has an opportunity to try Italian wines from producers they know and those that they don’t. The week begins on Wednesday with the Slow Wine tour and continues next week with Vino 2016, Doctor Wine’s Book Launch and olive oil tasting and Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri event. Seminars, masterclasses and the like are on offer. Many of these events are listed on Nicholas Palazzi’s great calendar at http://www.pmspirits.com and others on their own websites. I for one have lots of producers and clients coming to town so expect to be really busy but not too much to be able to meet and greet new ones. Salute and happy tasting. It looks like the weather is even going to be our friend. Check out Wine Openers interesting article on the role of Italians in US viticultural history and business.