Thursday, January 20, 2022

CCR Online Wine Class: Deep Dive into Sangiovese - February 19, 2022

Find out what’s new about Sangiovese, Italy’s best known and much loved indigenous grape. Known for its versatility, Sangiovese is the most cultivated red grape variety in Italy and has given birth to many famous wines. In this lecture and wine tasting with our sommelier, Cynthia Chaplin, we’ll delve deep into Sangiovese and take a look at this famous grape both inside and outside of Tuscany.

When: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Time: 6-7:30p.m.
Where: on Zoom
Cost: €10 for members, €12 for non-members; advance payment required to confirm your place. 
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Linda by Wed. February 16, 2022. You are financially responsible for your reservation. Book soon, as the number of participants is limited for this interactive class.
 
Cynthia Chaplin is a Vinitaly International Academy certified Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier and with the Worldwide Sommelier Association, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a professor of Italian wine and culture. Besides writing articles about wine for magazines and websites, she judges at international wine and sake competitions, and she consults with restaurants and enotecas on developing their wine lists and food pairings. Cynthia is currently a Project Manager and Educator for Vinitaly International Academy, and host on the Voices Series for The Italian Wine Podcast.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Guest Speaker: Maurizio Bagarani on Africa, Health and the role of NGOs - February 7, 2022

Dr Maurizio Bagarini will talk to us in Italian and French about the challenges in the global governance of human health in all its aspects. Health has an impact not only on the growth of a nation in terms of ecological and social development but also from a security and stability viewpoint. In order to be more effective, it is essential to coordinate state-run, inter-government organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community associations.


Maurizio Bagarani, former department head and surgery professor at Sapienza University of Rome, has spent the last thirteen years working as a consultant for various private health facilities and volunteering for Doctors Without Borders in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Afghanistan. He is currently the director of the Quality Control and Continuing Education Committee at Hôpital Kira in Bujumbura, Burundi.

When: Monday, February 7, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. (Italian time) 
Meeting Place: wherever you are -- remote talk on Zoom.
Cost: free
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Marielle.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

CCR Talks: The Gardens of Caligula - February 16, 2022

Come explore with us the luxurious gardens of the wayward Emperor Caligula (37-41 AD), recreated in Rome's newest museum-cum-archeological site, the Museo Ninfeo. The complex is a veritable gift to those passionate about urban history. It features a state-of-the-art exhibition/site set up near Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II after over ten years of careful excavation, carried out while a modern building rose over the dig on the site of a bombed-out building. Let’s go!

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time:  18:30 (lecture duration is approx. 75 minutes)
Meeting Place: on Zoom
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Joe by Saturday, February 12, 2022. You are financially responsible for your reservation.

Friday, January 7, 2022

CCR Book Club - February 26, 2022

Although "Mrs March" by Virginia Feito is set in mid-20th-century New York City, the Guardian review says this "brilliant psychological study" is "essential reading for the social media era." For their February discussion, the CCR Book Club has chosen this novel by a young Spanish-born, Paris- and London-educated author. Released in 2021, the screen adaptation is already in the works.

When: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. 
Where: by Zoom or in person (limit 10 people); exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Luigi.

Monday, December 20, 2021

CCR Book Club - January 29, 2022

NB Change of book choice.

In January the CCR Book Club is going to read "China Room" by British author Sunjeev Sahota. The Washington Independent reviewer says "dual narratives intertwine in this mesmerizing tale of ancestry and endurance" and that it resonates because "we all come from ancestors whose seemingly unendurable suffering enabled us to live our present lives."

When: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. 
Where: by Zoom or in person (Pantheon area, limit 10 people); exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Luigi.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

CCR Online Wine Class: Italy vs France - January 15, 2022

Italy and France are two of the finest wine producers in the world. What is unique about each? Is one better than the other? Our sommelier, Cynthia Chaplin will take us on a ’wine tour’ of these two great wine producing countries from the comfort of our homes. Prior to the class, Cynthia will recommend a selection of wines, allowing participants to purchase whichever ones they wish to taste. Join us in discovering, enjoying, and learning more about wine. 
 
When: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Time: 6-7:30p.m.
Where: on Zoom
Cost: €10 for members, €12 for non-members; advance payment required to confirm your place. 
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Linda by Wed. January 12, 2022. You are financially responsible for your reservation. Book soon, as the number of participants is limited for this interactive class.
 
Cynthia Chaplin is a Vinitaly International Academy certified Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier and with the Worldwide Sommelier Association, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a professor of Italian wine and culture. Besides writing articles about wine for magazines and websites, she judges at international wine and sake competitions, and she consults with restaurants and enotecas on developing their wine lists and food pairings. Cynthia is currently a Project Manager and Educator for Vinitaly International Academy, and host on the Voices Series for The Italian Wine Podcast.