Franklin Wine Club Exploring Pizza And Wine

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Pizza And Wine

An Education And Tasting 


Thursday May 10th 2018


Exploring Pizza And Wine

Hosts: Courtney Nappa, Ciro Pirone

Is there anything better than pizza and wine?

Ciro will talk and pair Italian wines with Courtney’s 360 Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen.

Three pizza styles will be matched with two wines each.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.

In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently. He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association). In June of 2017 he completed the Vinitaly Wine Academy and received the prestigious Vinitaly Wine Ambassador certification.

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

About Courtney

360 Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen (Formerly Ciao Bella )

Italian dining finally perfected for takeout and delivery.

All fresh ingredients and original Italian family recipes used to bring you the best Thin crust Neapolitan pizza, shrimp scampi, Noni’s  Bolognese, chicken Parmesan and so much more!

Union St

Franklin MA 02038


The Pizzas

Pizza #1

Classic Margherita

Pizza #2

Mozzarella, Sausage, Broccoli Rabe ( No Tomato )

Pizza #3

Tomato, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Rucola


The Wines:


Wine #1

N/V Merotto Extra Dry Prosecco

750ml $15.99


Wine #2

2016 Feudo Maccari Grillo

750ml $15.99


Wine #3

2017 Feudo Maccari Rosé

750ml $15.99


Wine #4

2014 Querceto Chianti


750ml $11.99


Wine #5

2014 Banfi Centine Rosso

750ml $12.99


Wine #6

2016 Feudo Maccari Nero D’Avola


750ml $15.99



Event Photos


Franklin Liquors Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038



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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks


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