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Aperitivo Italiano – Sum Sum Summertime Wines

May 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Presented by Mary Ann Ellis from TuttiLili.

What is the meaning of “Aperitivo Italiano”? An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. An Aperitivo is joyous and mood-lifting, it relaxes you after a day of work or prepares you for the night to come. Aperitivo, with its cheerful yet elegant nature, is a staple in Italy and has been getting more and more appreciated around the world.

Join us on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the Milford House to taste four great Italian wines accompanied by Italian style small bites.

About the presenter:

Mary Ann Ellis started her Italian journey with Brunello and Gavi as a young CPA. She worked in the accounting profession for 25 years, including such firms as Deloitte and Grant Thornton in their audit and international tax practices.

Mary Ann travelled across Italy for over two decades, including a short-term professional assignment. Fast forward to 2015, her entrepreneurial spirit required over two years of independent research before initiating this new enterprise to bring small and boutique vineyard production and very select gourmet food specialty items to the tables of Texas. She sought small, boutique vineyards for her Houston tasting room that are representative of the type of wine varietal and terroir on which the grapes are produced. She’s applied her meticulous business approach to a curated selection of wines and foods. An almost evangelical approach has created an opportunity for Houston to (re)experience Italy at her Saturday tastings at TuttiLili.

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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

By purchasing a ticket to this event, you acknowledge the following: I understand that I am holding a spot so reservations for this event are nonrefundable. If I am unable to attend, I understand that I can transfer to a friend.

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May 23, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


The Italian Cultural and Community Center
1101 Milford Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States