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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will spotlight the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, June 8.

Vietti Vietti vineyards in Italy

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Maretima Pinot Grigio from Veneto. On the nose, the wine offers scents of sage, lemon verbena, and green apple with hints of tropical fruit. On the plate the Pinot Grigio is medium-bodied with notes of fruit, walnut-husk and almond.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Zenato Valpolicella Classico from Vento. The wine is a blend of 85% Corvina, 10% Rodinella, and 5% Sangiovese. The Valpolicella Classico offers aromas of wild berries, currant, black cherry, spice and hints of chocolate. On the palate, the wine is dry and robust with a velvety texture.

FInally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Vietti Nebbiola Perbacco from Piedmont. The Nebbiola offers flavors of generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy. Round, soft tannins add to the long and refined finish.

SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to complement each Italian wine. The following will be available on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, June 15.

2010 Maretima Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy
100% Pinot Grigio
Paired with: Ahi tuna carpaccio with a citrus arugula salad and sea salt

2009 Zenato Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy
85% Corvina, 10% Rodinella, 5% Sangiovese
Paired with: Rosemary grilled chicken livers and balsamic sundried cherries

2008 Vietti Nebbiola Perbacco, Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiola
Paired with: Seared smoked duck breast with marinated shaved fennel and asiago

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!