Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:02
Vive la France or Viva l'Italia? In the end, it was a tie!
Everyone had a great time at the recent wine-tasting event organized by the Catania and Grenoble committees. It was held on Saturday evening, September 12, 2015, at the Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown.
Eight excellent wines from both countries competed by pair in a blind-tasting exquisitely led by Tom Rustwick and Lorenzo Mattoni of Alliance Beverage Distributing Company.
The winners of each comparison were:
1. Domaine de Pouy, IGP Cotes de Gascogne (France)
2. Villa Ponciago Fleurie, Beaujolais Burgundy (France)
3. Firriato Branciforti, Nero D’Avola Sicily (Italy)
4. La Maialina Gertrude, Super Tuscan Blend (Italy)
In between tasting delightful wines and voting for their favorites, the guests enjoyed delicious French and Italian cheeses, olives and bread; they networked with each other; and they admired the beautiful paintings of Italian artist Giorgio Satta. Two rich baskets -- one with French wine and food, the other with Italian liqueur, music and books -- were raffled at the end of the evening, benefiting the programs of Phoenix Sister Cities. The basket winners were very excited!
It was a wonderful night of great enjoyment for all, just as the organizers from the two committees had hoped. Cheers to Italia and France!
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:10
Fete de la Musique, Happening
June 19, 2015!
The Phoenix Sister Cities and Grenoble Committee and the Nash Jazz Club and educational center present Fete de la Musique! This French music festival will take place at the Nash (110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix) on June 19 from 7pm to 10pm.
Fête de la Musique began in Paris as a musical celebration to kick off the summer and is now held in over 700 cities. Join us for an evening featuring an array of local musicians performing a variety of styles!
For more information, visit thenash.org
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:52
View video highlights from the 2014 Youth Ambassador Exchange program!
Thursday, 09 January 2014 17:00
On Saturday November 23rd, 2013, the Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee tied again with the tradition and held its Beaujolais Nouveau event this time on the second floor of the beautiful and well-known Herberger Theater Center, a perfect venue.
Thursday, 16 February 2012 13:18
On February 8, the Grenoble committee held a membership reception at Sophie's restaurant in Phoenix. Approximately 25 people attended. The heavy hors d'oeuvres were superb and the wine was flavorful and terrific. The goal of such receptions is to develop camraderie and membership within the general community so as to further develop membership in Phoenix Sister Cities and the Grenoble sister city committee.
The committee plans other such events in the coming year and hopes that members of all the sister cities' committees join us for these delightful culinary and cultural events.