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A Tasting of Italian Wines in Century City

The 2018  Vini d'Italia   tour was an invitation-only gathering to sample wines from some of Italy's best small-production wineries. After Philadelphia and Austin, the last stop was  Terra ,  Eataly 's rooftop dining room in the revitalized Century City Mall. Marilyn Krieger  works for the  Winebow Group  which organized the tour.  She said that the event was an opportunity to taste premium Italian wines distributed by  Leonardo LoCascio Selections  (LLS) and to talk with the winemakers. The wines we would taste that afternoon would evoke the location of their cultivation and the winemaker whose palate guided the creation of that year's bottling. Each wine was unique. Each winemaker had a story to tell. I understood completely what Krieger meant. I love visiting vineyards and enjoy meeting winemakers, like  Shawna Miller  at  Luna Vineyards  in the Napa Valley and  Mélanie Weber  in her vineyard overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The wines serv