When November rolls around each year, many Italians begin to look forward to the annual olive harvest. Called liquid gold by many throughout history, olive oil has played an important part in the lives of the Mediterranean people, and Italian cuisine would just not be the same without it. Similarly, wine is another essential element of Italian life, enjoyed with almost every meal. For 150 years, MARTINI has created authentic, quality Italian sparkling wines for everyday celebrations. In this tasting experience, certified master taster and LUCINI ITALIA President, David Neuman, will take you on a multi-sensory journey through Italy as you learn the deep complexity of super-premium extra virgin olive oils and their use in traditional Italian Cuisine. Taste each oil in its native state and again in its use in three traditional Italian dishes, while the olive oils will be expertly paired with one of MARTINI’s famed sparkling wines. MARTINI Sparkling Wine Ambassador and respected wine connoisseur Jimmy Cefalo will add his unique wine perspective in the spirited discussion of pairings, terroir, and viticulture. While Jimmy is known by many as a former Miami Dolphins wide receiver and voice of the Miami Dolphins, he also has a passion for wine, namely Italian wine. Jimmy will walk attendees through MARTINI’s full line of hand-crafted Sparkling Wines deriving from Pessione, Italy; including Prosecco, Sparkling Rose, Asti and Moscato d’Asti.