Wine and Fashion Week at Toscana Divino 10/8/12-10/12/12

Wine & Fashion Week
Oct. 8-12: daily from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aperitivo Italiano social hours and Chef’s Tasting Dinner
Oct. 8,9,10,12: Informal fashion shows and creations of handcrafted handbags with master tailors from Scuola di Pelletteria di Firenze
Oct. 9 & 11: Art creations by Maestro Alessandro Reggioli
Toscana Divino
900 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

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Toscana Divino announces its inaugural Wine & Fashion Florence Week, an annual line up of dining, fashion and cultural experiences straight from Italy. At the peak of grape harvesting season in Chianti Rufina, Toscana Divino celebrates its wines, famous for being elegant, well balanced and full-bodied.

The tribute to Tuscany also shows off Italy’s latest and tastiest creations on the heels of fashion industry’s most famous week in Milan. The immersion experience features Executive Chef Julian Baker and Michelin Star Chef Marco Stabile L’accademia della Cucina Italiana menu designed exclusively for Toscana Divino’s Wine & Fashion Florence Week. Each day presents traditional, organic dishes and wine pairings from the region’s top labels.
Tuscany’s top sommeliers and winemakers will spend the week in Miami, sharing their passions for pairings. Every evening will kick off with the Italian-inspired “Aperitivo Italiano” social hour, offering complimentary bites and cocktails.

In a country that’s all about good taste and craftsmanship passed from generation to generation, Wine & Fashion Florence Week brings rich “Made in Italy” traditions to informal fashion shows, with Florentine designers stitching exotic bags on premise, along with master tailors from Scuola di Pelletteria di Firenze, Florence’s top innovative luxury leather producer.

Italy’s thriving artist community also comes to Miami. Maestro Alessandro Reggioli, famed for Contemporary Tuscan-inspired masterpieces, exhibits Tuesday and Thursday during Wine & Fashion Week, where he’ll create original pieces inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s themes, “The Flight” and “The Heart.”

“This is a new beginning of what is going to be a great Miami tradition,” says Tommaso Morelato, owner of Toscana Divino.

“Toscana Divino, a Beacon Council project, is a unique concept, comprised of the public and private sector of Tuscany and the region’s small and medium sized producers of the Fashion-Lifestyle industry," said Frank R. Nero, President & CEO of The Beacon Council. "The Beacon Council is delighted to see Toscana Divino’s efforts from its Miami-based location, the first of its kind from Tuscany, and its investment in our community.”