Italy’s national anthem proudly proclaims, “Uniamoci, amiamoci,” which means, “Let us unite, let us love one another.” If Italy’s food and beverage story was told in a single word it would have to be love, and we fell in love with Italy all over again on this live broadcast from Caffe Torino in the Foothills!

Ollie Shouse, Derek Malone, Matt Russell & Tony Frank.

Our celebrity co-host was Caffe Torino sommelier Derek Malone, who talked about his wine-based journey while sharing some of his hand-picked selections from the wine list. We also chatted with Allie Baron of La Cocina, who was just crowned Bartender of the Year by the Tucson chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild! Caffe Torino proprietor Ollie Shouse sat down with us as well to talk about the cuisine that’s made this restaurant a favorite among those who love Italiano autentico!

Two of the wines that we enjoyed on this delicious broadcast.

The veal marsala with mushrooms and fettuccini alfredo and the seared sea scallops with shrimp and risotto that he presented were perfect examples. We wrapped up with local jazz man Tony Frank who talked about Caffe Torino’s live jazz line-up on the weekends. Viva Italia!