On May 29, 2020 Columbia Alumni Association Italy met Columbia Alumni Association Singapore. while enjoying and learning more about Italian wines and the process from harvesting grapes to shipping the bottles of wine all over the world.
We met Mary Kuo, '92CC, co-chair of the Associations and Clubs Committee of CAA, Michael J. Novielli, '03CC, '09TC, the president of CAA Singapore, and learned on the club, its activities, and the Alumni.
We also enjoyed a virtual wine tour with Pier Francesco Maravalle, the owner of Vitalonga Winery, an estate with roots going back to the times of the Etruscans. In collaboration with Ellen Craig, co-founder of UmbriaAbove, a nascent company established with her partner Arrigo who is of the families Marchesi Misciattelli and Bernardini, specialized on cultural and gastronomic experiences of Umbria. While tasting Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Montepulciano, and Sangiovese we learned on winemaking process:
The screenshot from the end of the event, by Paul Lindberg, '21SIPA, Assistant Director, CAA Alumni Relations and Global Engagement Team