Welcome To the Wichita Chapter of AIWF

Our Mission:

"The American Institute of Wine & Food, Wichita Chapter, Inc. is an affiliate of a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, appreciation and quality of wine and food through fun educational experiences in support of its Scholarship programs."

The Wichita chapter, founded in 1992, was the predecessor to our current organization which was organized as a not-for-profit Kansas corporation in 2015. It is one of several chapters located coast-to-coast. Educational programming relative to food, beverage and nutrition is the core of the AIWF and the vehicle for fulfilling our mission. We also have lots of FUN!

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The American Institute of Wine & Food Wichita Chapter, INC., Presents

Wines of Campania, Italy

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Napoli Italian Eatery

Members $40 • Non-Members $50

With guest speaker Guy Bower, Sommelier, wine educator

It’s a new year (hurray) and hopefully a better one than last. We know things aren’t fixed but let’s find a way to enjoy wine, food and a little education now.

Sommelier, wine educator and wino Guy Bower will host a tasting of five wines from the Campania Region of Italy. Exciting and delicious Italian tapas plates will be provided by Executive Chef and Napoli Italian Eatery Owner Jeremy Wade in his beautiful new restaurant. Along with an amazing menu of Italian food and wines, Jeremy offers a monthly “Passport to Italy 2021” program that features wines and food paired to different regions in Italy and January’s is Campania.

Campania is region which forms the "shin" of Italy's boot, and whose largest city is Naples. Its name comes from Campania felix, a Latin phrase roughly meaning “happy land”. The region has strong historical links to wine and vine, dating back to the 12th Century BC, and is one of Italy's very oldest wine regions. The considerable influence of ancient empires, including the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines, means some of this area's varieties have historical legends attached. The area is also famous for producing Falerno (Falernum), one of the most ancient wines in Italy.

Despite being ensconced in tradition, today's wine styles can range from fruit forward and youthful to robust and well-structured. The whites are known for their aromatic characters, often redolent of the local flora. The reds (mainly from Aglianico) have big personalities which require a little aging.

For the tasting, we will be featuring two of the wines on the Passport — the Villa Matilde Greco di Tufo and the Villa Matilde Aglianico Campania — as well as a Prosecco and two other regional wines.

Chef Jeremy Wade and his culinary team prepare food and drinks in collaboration with farmers, ranchers, millers and local artisans that will represent classically influenced yet modern Italian food offering outstanding rustic fare with innovative flavor combinations and artful presentations inspired by Italian Cuisine and specifically the food of Napoli (Naples).   

Sign up now! Seating is extremely limited and will be Covid spacing.

Deadline to register is by noon, Sunday, Jan. 17. No cancellations, substitutions accepted. Call 682-5502 for information only.

By registering for this event you agree not to hold AIWF responsible for Covid.