Leaning Sideways at Viva Vino LA

With more than 200 Italian wines from its various wine producing regions including Campania, Friuli, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto there was a varietal for everyone and the event itself felt more like Willy wonka at the Winery, a stark contrast from other wine events of years past.
Exclusive partnerships with Blue Lifestyle, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce , West, North American Sommelier Association and the Italian Sommelier Association joined forces to bring out the best vendor representation for the evening showcasing Italian culture with local artisan food, wine and music. The ultimate goal for Viva Vino LA was to demonstrate a sampling of the over 3000 varietals and encourage the support of Italy’s wine country from local wine and spirit aficionados. Several of LA’s top restaurants also hosted various wine dinners and special pouring events throughout the week.