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Renowned Author Brings Line of Tuscan Wines to Virginia

ABINGDON, VA (January 29, 2014) – Frances Mayes, the bestselling author of “Under the Tuscan Sun,” brings her line of Tuscan Sun Wines to Virginia for the first time on February 6th at a wine sampling event at Food City in Bristol, Virginia. Created in partnership with Curious Cork Imports, each Tuscan Sun Wine was hand-selected by Mayes herself to embody a different concept that touches on the Tuscan lifestyle.

The wine sampling event will give fans a chance to taste Mayes’s delicious wines, and to meet Frances Mayes in person. She will be in attendance to greet fans and talk about her wine collection and its debut in the Virginia market. The event takes place on Thursday February 6th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Food City located at 1315 Euclid Ave. in Bristol, Virginia.  Admission is $8.00 per person. Tickets to the event are selling quickly, so fans are encouraged to reserve their spot without delay. For reservations, please email names and phone numbers of attendees to wineevents@foodcity.com , or call 276-623-5100 x5184.

The line of Tuscan Sun Wines includes three reds and one white. Each wine has an Italian name and an English translation and showcases the unmistakable vision of Frances Mayes that has become an international phenomenon since the publication of “Under the Tuscan Sun”:

 

  • Pensiero (A little gift) 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Permesso (May I come in?) 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tondo Tondo (Just perfect) 100% Sangiovese
  • Auguri (My best to you) 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

“These wines bring to life a sense of wonder through the simple joys that my life in Italy has given me,” said Mayes. “I hope that by sharing them with the world, others can also attain a bit of the enjoyment I’ve gained from my experience here, if only for a moment as they sip these glorious wines.”

Since settling in Italy more than 20 years ago, Frances Mayes has gone from being a proud resident of Cortona to one of its most esteemed citizens, as well as Tuscany’s literary favorite, penning titles including “Under the Tuscan Sun”; “Bella Tuscany”; “Every Day in Tuscany”; “Bringing Tuscany Home”; “The Tuscan Sun Cookbook”; “A Year in the World”; “Shrines: Images of Italian Worship”; “Italy: Where to Go When”; “Swan”, her first novel, and the highly anticipated “Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir”, which will be available on April 1, 2014. A prolific writer and poet, the phenomenon that is Frances Mayes now grows with the launch of Tuscan Sun Wines.

“We are thrilled to introduce this delightful collection of wines to Virginia at Food City,” says Chris Smith, Director of Wine & Spirits for Food City. “Our customers will love how they transport you to a summer’s day in Tuscany. We couldn’t be more excited to host Frances at our wine tasting and look forward to introducing her wines to our customers.”

About Frances Mayes

In addition to her Tuscany memoirs, Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, Frances Mayes is the author of the travel memoir A Year in the World; the illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home; Swan, a novel; The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers; and five books of poetry. She divides her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.francesmayesbooks.com.

About Curious Cork

 

At Curious Cork, we strive to bring fun, beauty, and joy back into the wine industry. With our light-hearted attitude and positive outlook, deep knowledge and appreciation for wine, and portfolio of unique wines from around the world, Curious Cork aims to offer its distributors a selection of diverse and exciting wines for every occasion. Every wine under the Curious Cork umbrella is a celebration of life! We are constantly building a portfolio of beautiful wines from around the world that are coveted by distributors and consumers alike. Our distributors know and trust us to offer a range of excellent wines for all occasions, and provide the sales and marketing support to drive sales and grow revenue.  Learn more at www.curiouscork.com. Curious Cork and Tuscan Sun Wines are portfolio holdings of Impact Opportunities Fund.