Bistro Romano

Cellar Club

Bistro Romano Cellar ClubWe enjoy wine! My wife and I have traveled to Italy, Australia, Chile, Argentina, France and California to learn about wine and improve our List at Bistro Romano, yet it was when we visited Napa Valley a few years ago, that my wife got an idea. Why not offer the best wines and experts, in an informal setting to our guests. As such, Bistro Romano’s Cellar Club was uncorked!

Bistro Romano’s Cellar Club is a savvy yet fun forum to taste the best grapes from around the World including France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Napa & Sonoma Counties in California.

Featured speakers’ have included Michael Mondavi of Folio Fine Wine Partners, Chris Silva of St. Francis Winery in Sonoma County, California and Elisa Scavino, Owner of the renowned Paolo Scavino Winery in the Piedmonte Wine Region of Italy. Our speakers tell of their family history in winemaking while passionately discussing the body and notes of their respective wines.

The Cellar Club meets in our 120 Room six times a year. Guests upon arrival are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne, depending upon the Country being discussed and poured that evening.

The Tasting continues; wines are paired with hors d’oeuvres and Artisanal cheeses while our noted wine experts convey the subtle nuances of each wine. In this informal setting, guests armed with confidence and a comfort level, are encouraged to interact with our wine expert, sommelier & fromagier. Most guests ask questions and learn first-hand details about the wine or region that only one-on-one conversation can yield.

During the evening, guests enjoy an elegant dinner buffet prepared to complement the wines offered that evening, and conclude with a dessert assortment, coffee & tea.

A singular distinction of our Cellar Club Tastings is guests leave with a bottle of wine plus a gift certificate to be used in our restaurant on their next visit. Along with a personal experience with the wine maker, special wines and delicious fare, you will enjoy the memory of the Cellar Club Tasting until you attend the next one!

To be invited to the next Cellar Club Tasting, please complete the form below.

Thank you for your interest in fine wine and dining. Salute!

37th Cellar Club
Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hosted by:  Joe Shirley, Winemaker Napa Cellars & Folie a deux

Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Cellars (Napa, Ca.)

Chardonnay, Folie a deux (Russian River, Ca.)

Cabernet Sauvignon, Folie a deux (Alexander Valley, Ca.)

Pinot Noir, Folie a deux (Sonoma Coast, Ca.)

Red Blend, Menage a Trois (Zin, Merlot & Cab)(California)

Merlot, Napa Cellars (Napa, Ca.)

Zinfandel, Napa Cellars (Napa, Ca.)

Moscato, Menage a Trois (California)

And a surprise wine from my cellar

We are very excited to have Joe Shirley, Winemaker from Napa Cellars & Folie a deux visiting us in Philadelphia to host our Cellar Club on Tuesday April 8, 2014.

Joe launched his winemaking career at Sonoma-Cutrer in 1997. He joined Trinchero Family Estates in 1999 as enologist and worked his way up to winemaker for Trinchero Family Selection and Trinchero Napa Wines in 2002. In 2007, Joe accepted the position as head winemaker for Napa Cellars.  Beyond the artistic side of winemaking, Joe is also a leader in the technical aspects of his craft. His work on grape seed tannins was published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Joe also researched and a co-authored a letter published in the Lancet (the British equivalent of the Journal of the American Medical Association) on the phenolic content of chocolate

Chef will prepare passed hors d’oeuvres to be paired with the featured wines, while placed presentations will include an extensive imported Italian cheese selection from DiBruno’s Bros. and cured Italian meats.  Dinner station will include our award-winning caesar salad, a selection of homemade pastas, fresh fish fillet and carved filet mignon. A selection of our desserts and coffee will conclude our chef’s presentation.

Join us on April 8, 2014 as Bistro Romano will host its 37th Cellar Club Tasting. An enjoyable way to taste exceptional wines with unique food pairings.

Don’t miss this exciting evening of sipping and savoring, mixing and mingling and tasting and teaching. Cellar Club guests will also receive the following, with our compliments:

  • Conversation with Nico
  • Conversation with DiBruno’s Bros. cheese monger Matt Shankle
  • A $20.00 Grazie Gift Certificate for use on your next visit in the restaurant
  • A complimentary bottle of wine that will be presented at the Cellar Club Tasting
  • An opportunity to win a bottle of one of these exceptional wines to be presented at the Cellar Club Tasting

Bistro Romano has received the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

In 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 we received the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (2 glasses) for which we are very proud.

Cost is $90 per person exclusive of 8% tax and 20% gratuity which includes the wines, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, the take home bottle, $20 Gift Certificate.

Don’t miss this opportunity to taste these renowned wines.  Reserve Today.  To join us at the Cellar Club Tasting on April 8, 2014 at 7PM click the link below.

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