Last May, a couple of friends and I spent a lovely afternoon exploring the ‘Egg Castle’ downtown and – wine tasting. The event was Vitigno Italia 2009 and has called Naples its home for the last few years. This event is an opportunity to taste wines from all over Italy and meet the producers face to face. We had a blast. Well, on the 1st of December, at Hotel Excelsior, Anteprima Vitigno Italia will be held. This event is a sneak preview of what will be presented next spring. About 100 wineries will be represented with over 500 wines. From 1800 to 2230, you can wine taste until your hearts content. I suggest that afterwards you take a stroll and stop for a late dinner at one of the many different restaurants splattered along the waterfront or in the neighboring San Pasquale area. For more info on which wineries will be there or directions, log on to www.vitignoitalia.it.