Wine Notes: Simpatico Welcomes Mauro Maugliani for Dinner at Scossa


Simpatico, Italy’s Finest welcomes Mauro Maugliani, Italian Wine Director & Brand Specialist for Kobrand Imports, for a special wine dinner at Scossa Restaurant and Lounge, on Thursday May 10th.

Growing up in Rome, Mauro shared the same passion for wine with his father, who was a collector of Italy’s best wines. Because of his enthusiasm and experience, Mauro was given the opportunity to fulfill one of his dreams by becoming a representative of his country’s finest wines.

Mauro started his career at the age of twenty as proprietor of a bar in Rome. He then emigrated to the United States to further increase his knowledge of the world of food and wine. Mauro soon managed some of the finest Italian restaurants in Chicago. The last two experiences that shaped him professionally include working as Manager and Wine Director in one of the major hotels in the world and also as a restaurant proprietor.

Currently, Mauro is responsible for the entire Italian Portfolio for Southeast United States as Italian Wine Brand Specialist with Kobrand Corporation. Now he works closely with the major Italian wine producers and directs wine seminars, staff training, wine tasting dinners He introduces the knowledge and passion of his wines to distributors, customers, and prospective buyers throughout his territory.

Mauro and Bobbi Parlett, Owner of Simpatico, Italy’s Finest, will be co-hosting the dinner at Scossa Restaurant & Lounge on May 10th at 7:00 pm featuring a selection of wines that represent the best of Italy, paired with a special menu prepared by Giancarlo Tondin of Scossa. Reservations can be made by calling Scossa at 410-822-2202 or for more information call Bobbi Parlett at 610-209-5409.

As We Gather
Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso Secco (Dry)
90 pts WE, 90 pts Wine & Spirits

First Course
Burrata with speck and Balsamico
Masi Rosa dei Masi
– A fresh and fruity Supervenetian rosé wine, but complex and elegant at the same time
WE 90 pts, Gold Medal, International Rose Drink Pink Wine Competition

Second Course
Ricotta & Parmesan Cheese Ravioli Guardi & Arugola
Masi Campfiorin Rossa Verona, Supervenetian
– one of our favorites, WE 90, Blend: 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara

Third Course
Roast Roast Veal Short Ribs Tartufo & Mushrooms Sauce with Asparagus
Tenuta San Guido 2015
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese; JS 91-92, WE 91,

Torta Nocciola
Michele Chiarlo Nivole, WE 90 pts
$80.00 per person (Plus Tax & gratuity)
***Special discounts for wines purchased at dinner, Cin Cin***

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