Washington DC, Sunday Night Suppers

Dear Filippo,

Thank you so much for your generous participation. The dinners were a huge success and I know that it was partially because we all had your lovely Italian wines.

I hear you and Cal are working on a February 10th dinner with Benedetta and I am thrilled that your special wine can be part of a special Chez Panisse evening. Please keep my office abreast of the planning. We would also like to invite you as our guest at the restaurant when you are in town so please let us know your schedule.

With Gratitude,

Alice Waters

Chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy

Washington DC, Sunday Night Suppers


Thank you so much for all your help. Having you, your wines at our events was not only delicious but your presentations and the tastings of your wines in so many different venues gave influential Washingtonians a chance to understand more about good Italian wines.  We can’t tell you how much we all appreciate your participation and it enabled DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table to earn over $100,000 for the charities.

Come back again soon!

Joan Nathan

Television producer and an award-winning author of cookbooks

Boston, Rialto restaurant

Dear Vanessa,

The Benedetta/Le Baccanti event was wonderful.  Benedetta’s food was incredible and the wines phenomenal.  The guests were so impressed. Filippo made everyone very happy with his wine knowledge.

Thank so much!
Jody Adams

Award-winning chef-owner of Boston’s Rialto restaurant

Los Angeles, wine sips with the stars!

Hi vanessa
Everything was great , Thank you so much for the wine !
Hope to see you guys in NYC sometime

Take care,
Valli O’Reilly

Oscar Award Winning Make-up Artist

Los Angeles, wine sips with the stars!


Thank you for the absolutely delicious red wines. It was lovely meeting you!

Much love,

Nia Vardalos

Oscar Academy Award winning actress

Dear Lowri,
My colleague Naura and I would like to thank you for inviting us along to the ‘Felippo’ show last night. It was lovely to meet you and it was an amazing insight in to the Parma region and it’s food/wine products.

Kind regards

Writer for teh Independent, The Daily Express, Telegraph, The Mirror and other magazines

Palo Alto, event in private home

Hi Vanessa,

Yes!  The evening was so lovely! Everyone really enjoyed themselves.

Of course you can note our amazing evening – I saw some of the blog yesterday- it is really fun. As are your world traveling team!  Hope all of you can get some rest, and that you are enjoying your time in the United States.  We will definitely be in touch when we next come to Italy.  We are all ultra inspired to come sooner rather than later! I will share the website with our friends, so they can relive the dinner/tastings.

Thank you very much for all your time and organization, in making it a wonderful wine and food evening.
Grazie Mille,

Megan & Harris Barton

Harris Barton, Amrican Football player for the San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco, Quince restaurant

It was nice to meet you! Thanks for making it such a great event.

Marcia Gagliardi,

San Francisco-based food writer

Cincinnati, Fifth Third Bank event

Dear Vanessa,

I am sure that you have already heard from Filippo & Barbara but last evening was a huge success – thank you for all of your efforts in making it come together.
I have had several requests from guests to provide them with further details about the wines that they consumed last evening.

Thanks, again, for such a terrific experience.

John Morley,

Executive Vice President at AAA Allied Group

Kansas City, Culinary Center


It was a smashing success.  Thank you for all of your efforts on this and thanks again.  Could not have been better. The wines, prosciutto and balsamic were memorable! Hope to see you again soon.

Good luck and safe travels,

Kevin and Gina Standefer

The loveliest hosts ever!

Chicago, event in private home


Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We had an amazing time on Saturday evening.  Everyone told us that it was one of the best nights they have ever had.  We loved every moment and every glass!!

Hope you made it safely to Cincinnati the next morning…looking forward to
seeing you sometime in the future – in Italy, of course!

Karee Jones

The most welcoming host ever!

San Francisco, private wine club event

Dear Vanessa,

We all had a fabulous time and all my friends loved Fillippo and the wines. We wanted more. I and a friend are now thinking about coming to Piedmont in Oct / Nov. Still deciding on dates but will let you and Carrie know when we know.

Thank you again, we really loved it!

Miriam Tai

A truly fine palate!

Santa Monica, private dinner by chef Kelly Thompson

It was indeed a wonderful time Barbara!  The wines and balsamic were terrific. I really enjoyed getting to spend time with you and I look forward to seeing you again soon.  I hope everything in Chicago goes well.
Keep us posted!


Van Tuck

Chicago, Event in private home

Hi Barbara,

Thank you guys for everything. We really had a great time and the wines were in one word spectacular as was the food.

Thanks a lot,

Hayley Mutler