“The Maestro of Italian Wines”
The New York Times
“The Obi-WanKenobi of the Italian Wine World”
Jeremy Parzen-www.Do Bianchi.com and Vino Wire
CHARLES SCICOLONE is a wine consultant and develops wine lists for restaurants and individuals. He also teaches an extensive series of wine courses and hosts culinary tours to Italy. He is the wine and food editor for i-italy.org, the website and on-line magazine of the Italian American Digital Project, co-sponsored by the Calandra Institute and the University of Rome at www.i-italy.org. He reports on wine, food, and restaurants. Charles and Michele are on TV – WNYC channel 25 – i-italy|NY-TV Saturdays at 11:00 PM and Sundays at 1:00PM doing a segment on wine and food. While he was the wine director, I Trulli’s wine list was highly praised by the The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food Arts, New York Magazine, Time Out, Departures, and many other publications, and the restaurant was nominated by the James Beard Awards for outstanding wine service and wine list for six years running. Charles coordinated wines for the Italian-themed James Beard Awards and for the St. Vincent’s Hospital Kids Project Fundraiser. Together with his wife, food and wine writer Michele Scicolone, Charles is the author of PIZZA — ANYWAY YOU SLICE IT! published by Broadway Books and has written articles for Eating Well, Sante, House Beautiful, Gourmet, McCall’s, Beverage Media and Wine Enthusiast. The couple also host wine, food and cultural tours of Sicily, Naples, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, and Puglia several times a year. Join Roberto of Keste, Michele and I for the pizza tour of a lifetime to Italy. www.loveofpizzatour.com
Charles Scicolone On Wine “Valerie’s NY” www.wor710.com every Wednesday at 6:05PM or on demand.
Previously, Charles was the wine consultant for I Trulli Restaurant and Enoteca, a restaurant and wine bar with an all-Italian wine list, Vino, an Italian wine and spirits shop, and DVM Imports.
Charles has lectured on Italian wines for the Italy America Chamber of Commerce, the Agricultural Ministry of the Region of Sicily, La Cucina Italiana Magazine, the Region of Umbria, the Italian Trade Commission, The Wine Media Guild and The Smithsonian Institute, and many private organizations. Charles has taught wine tasting classes for the Generoso Pope Foundation, Murray’s Cheese Shop, The Taster’s Guild, the Institute for Culinary Education, Cooking by the Book, La Cucina Italiana, and De Gustibus at Macy’s in New York City, The Silo in Connecticut, the Rhode Island School of Design and Draeger’s in California. He has participated in special corporate events for clients including American Express and has appeared on national television on Emeril Live! , In Food Today, Ciao Italia, and Cooking Live. On radio, he has been a guest on The Arthur Schwartz Show and was the weekly wine commentator on The Bea Lewis Show. Charles has also acted as a consultant to Waterford Crystal on their new line of fine wine glasses. He is co-chair of the Wine Media Guild.