What has wine guru Lou Amdur been up to since selling his wine bar earlier this year? Quite a bit, apparently. Fresh off a recent trip to Sicily (Vittoria and Etna, for those keeping score), Amdur will be hosting a one-night Sicilian wine dinner at Sotto on June 21, at 7 p.m., focusing on natural Italian wines -- including varieties from vintners such as COS, Occhipinti and Cornelissen.
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Also joining in will be Sotto's in-house sommeliers, Jeremy Parzen and Rory Harrington, both of whom are experts in their own right in pairing Sotto's Southern Italian fare with far-flung Sicilian wines. Matching up with Amdur's famously off-the-wall tasting notes will be a few paired bites from from chefs Steve Samson and Zach Pollack. Reservations for the $40 tasting can be had by emailing the restaurant at firstname.lastname@example.org.