Aperitivo Italiano: A Toast to Tradition

Cin cin!

Join us for a tasting of four red wines at our Aperitivo Italiano: A Toast to Tradition. Our tasting will feature wines produced in four diverse regions in Italy — Tuscany, Veneto, Umbria, and Basilicata — that share a common thread in their commitment to tradition, culture, history, and family. All of the wines in the lineup are produced by family-owned vineyards and echo the quality and character found in wines throughout Italy. We’re pleased to welcome back Philip Cusimano as our presenter for the tasting, which will be accompanied by Italian-style light bites.


About the presenter

Philip Cusimano, a graduate of the University of Houston, has over 45 years of experience in the wine industry. His travels have taken him to the vineyards of France, Germany, Italy, Washington, California, and Texas. He has previously served as the Wine Columnist for Houston Magazine, as well as other publications. For the past 30 years, Philip has worked exclusively with Italian wine alongside a “Who’s Who” list of top Italian wine producers. Cusimano has experienced hands-on the evolution of the wine market for over four decades.


Facciamo l’aperitivo!

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006

Price: $30 ICCC Members | $35 Non-members


What does aperitivo italiano really mean?

An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s so much more than that. An aperitivo is a ritual, joyous and mood-lifting. It relaxes you after a day of work and prepares you for the night to come. The aperitivo has long been a staple in Italy, and in recent years, has been gaining more appreciation around the world.



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This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.