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An Evening with Bernardo Conticelli and Kristie Brablec

Join us in-person at BAKE! for a talk and tasting with Italian wine and Champagne aficionados, Bernardo Conticelli and Kristie Brablec, Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Food Tours, as they share their passion for Italian wines and French Champagne. During their talk, we'll sip Champagne and nosh on one of Bernardo's favorite things to make — Pizza!


Bernardo has been partnering with Zingerman's Food Tours as a local guide on tours of Italy and France since 2014 and is a true connoisseur of Italian wines and French Champagne. He’s worked with Kristie in the wine regions of Tuscany and Piedmont in Italy, and in the Champagne and Jura wine regions of France.  Bernardo's trip to Ann Arbor has been 8 years in the making and we finally have him here!  If you’ve been on a tour with him, come and say hi; and if not, come and have some fun with us over Champagne and Pizza!


Meet Bernardo Conticelli


Born in Florence, Italy and with a wealth of experience in wine marketing and management, Bernardo is a true connoisseur of Italian wines. As the official Champagne Ambassador in Italy and the founder of Vinifocus Wine Consulting, his passion for artisan, high-end wines is unparalleled. Bernardo also works as Project Manager Italy for Bettane+Desseauve and is a founding member of Bere Bene SAS, a company importing Italian wines into France. Bernardo splits his time living and working between Florence, Italy and Paris, France.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
In-Person $50.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist