Italian Girl on a Vespa, From SP68 to San Diego Natural Wine Summit, August 9

I thought it would be fun if the cute Italian girl on a Vespa (pictured below) happened to make her grand entrance riding into the San Diego Natural Wine Summit on August 9.


Unfortunately while her wine will be poured, she will not be there in the flesh.

The girl in question is Arianna Occhipinti, a youthful Italian organic winemaker from Sicily who has made waves with a Nero d' Avola and a Frappato and most recently her SP68 (pictured below) released late May 2009.


It is named after Strada Provinciale 68, a local road.

I have not tasted it yet.

Arianna was also one of the 12 Italian Winemakers (all women, all organic) featured on June 8 at Les italiennes montent a Paris with another Vespa display.

Unfortunately (for me at least), her blog OCCHIPINTI and the Azienda Agricola Occhipinti site are in Italian only.

Getting back to the San Diego Natural Wine Summit, it takes place from 2 to 6pm on August 9 at Jaynes Gastropub and allow you to "taste more than 20 natural wines (nearly half of them French) and enjoy a “farm to table” menu prepared especially for this unique event. The Jaynes Gastropub staff and natural wine experts will be on hand to discuss natural wine, its importance today, and why natural wine plays such an important role on the Jaynes Gastropub wine list."

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Related: What is Natural Wine I ask myself before 'Jenny & Francois' Fall Tasting

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