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JACKSON, WY— Fine Dining Restaurant Group knows wine. Almost every week, they field a request to host a wine dinner—but they’re sure to carefully vet each one. They want each wine experience to be the best it can be.

Fine Dining will host two such wine dinners this October. Join them first at Osteria Friday, October 12, then again at Enoteca Friday, October 19. Both dinners begin at 6 p.m.

The dinner at Osteria will showcase selections from Artisanal Imports’ Italian portfolio. Winthrop Pennock, one of the owners of Artisanal Imports, will walk guests through each pairing. Pennock curated each wine to be showcased himself, so prepare for a fully-customized experience. Pennock and his Europe-based partner hand select each wine they import to the US and focus largely on small production family operations in Europe. The wines showcased at Osteria will come distinct regions of Italy, including Tuscany, Piedmont and the Veneto, and are not commonly found here in the valley.

The food will focus on rustic Italian presentations of fall flavors. The dinner is a multi-course, seated meal. Seats are limited and reservations are required—call 307-739-4100 make yours. Seats are $125+ per person.

The Enoteca food and wine experience, meanwhile, will be a more casual affair. Enjoy passed and placed dished paired with wine from Fattori Wines, a Valpolicella-based winery, presented by Head of Sales Giorgia Costa. Costa will showcase Amarone, Valpolicella’s best-known wine, alongside a variety of other fine Italian wines like a Soave and a Valpolicella Ripasso. Fine Dining is the exclusive carrier of Fattori Wines in the valley, so this is a unique opportunity. This is not a seated event, but a reservation is still required. The dinner is $45+ per person. Call 307-739-4100 to make your reservation.

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