What You'll Do
Navigating the dizzying constellation of Italian wines can be overwhelming. Sommelier Viktorija Todorovska helps you overcome the intimidation factor with a laid-back tasting that introduces you to a wide selection of regional Italian vinos—including some that won't break the bank. She'll also suggest which kinds of cuisine pair best with each vinous variety.
Taste the Full Range of Italian Winemaking
Sommelier Viktorija Todorovska guides you through the different styles produced throughout the nation
Pick Wines You'll Like Every Time
Viktorija shows you how to pick the right wine for you, even if you don’t recognize any of the names
Suggested pairings help you match your new favorite pour with the perfect dish
Each event is capped at 16 participants; each event requires a minimum of 10 participants in order to take place.
Sommelier and Cookbook Author
For years, Viktorija Todorovska fostered her love of wine while remaining intimidated by the sheer range of information about the drink. Taking matters into her own hands, Viktorija enrolled in culinary school and became a sommelier, licensed by the International Sommelier Guild and obtaining further oenophilic certifications from the French Wine Society (including French Wine Scholar and Master Instructor of Provence, Rhone Valley, and Bordeaux). In addition to her scholastic expertise, Viktorija has authored two cookbooks offering easy recipes that pair perfectly with complementary wine suggestions.
Monday (6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.)
November 11 | November 18
December 2 | December 9
Tuesday (6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.)
Wednesday (6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.)
November 13 | November 20
Saturday (3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
Where You'll Meet
With its brick walls and intricate plaster ceiling, a tasting at Madison & Vine Wines feels like a visit to a mansion's capacious wine cellar. Bays stretch from wall to wall, holding hundreds of bottles of robust and light-bodied varietals. Antique barrels and wooden tables dot the rich brown tile floor.
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