Lidia's Kansas City

Women in Wine: Lidia’s Kansas City celebrates female Italian winemakers during August Wine Wednesday tasting

Maria Megna of The Winebow Group will host the monthly tasting Aug. 15 featuring six wine samples with paired appetizers for $35 per person

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 2, 2018) – Lidia’s Kansas City will celebrate women in wine during its monthly wine tasting and educational event on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Led by guest host Maria Megna, regional manager for The Winebow Group, the August tasting will highlight five wines produced by female winemakers from various Italian regions. 

Lidia’s August Wine Wednesday tasting starts at 6 p.m. in the restaurant’s private Terrazza. The cost is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity, which includes six total wine samples and paired appetizers. Reservations for Wine Wednesday are recommended but not required. Please call Lidia’s Kansas City at 816-221-3722 to make a reservation, or visit for more information. 

Italian Winemakers & Pairings:

Rita Tua of Tua Rita, Tuscany, Italy

One of the most celebrated wineries in Tuscany's Maremma since their first vintage in 1992, Tua Rita has achieved cult-like status for its Redigaffi, the winery's 100-point Merlot, and continues to craft some of the most sought-after wines in the world. 

Wine: Tua Rita Rosso Dei Notri 

Food Pairing: Sfogliatina – Ricotta Puff Pastry Stuffed with Montasio Cheese and Fresh Summer Vegetables 

Valentina, Meri and Alessandra Tessari of Suavia, Veneto, Italy 

Working on land that has been in their family since the 1800s, the Tessari sisters are dedicated to creating terroir-specific, quality Soave wines, using only the native Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave varieties. 

Wine: Suavia Soave

Food Pairing: Bruschetta with Tomato Chutney and Dollops of Smoked Mozzarella

Raffaella Rossi of Villa Remotti, Piemonte, Italy 

In 2002, Raffaella Rossi and her husband, Riccardo Garosci, founded Villa Remotti, an artisanal, specialized producer of Barbera d’Asti. Their philosophy is simple: only the best vineyard practices and the utmost attention to detail in winemaking, yielding wines with unique character and flavor profile.

Wine: Villa Remotti Barbera d'Asti

Food Pairing: Mini Smoked Salmon in a Savory Crostada, Crispy Capers, Mascarpone, Agrodolce Red Onions

Nadia Zenato of Zenato, Veneto, Italy 

Nadia Zenato and her family, passionate in their dedication to research, tradition and quality, create some of the finest wines from the Veneto region of northern Italy. 

Wine: Zenato Lugiana

Food Pairing: Fritto Misto – Fried Calamari, Shrimps, Seasonal Vegetables

Wine: Zenato Valpoilcella Ripasso

Food Pairing: Frico – Montasio Cheese Crisp, Potato, Leek, Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

About Lidia’s Kansas City

Lidia’s Kansas City opened its beautiful Crossroads location in 1998 inside the historic Freight House railroad building at 101 W. 22nd St. Award-winning television host, author, chef and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich, opened Lidia’s Kansas City as her first restaurant outside of New York City offering regional Italian cuisine. Helmed by Executive Chef Dan Swinney, the menu features a daily sampling of three seasonal, homemade pastas, served tableside, along with authentic Italian entrées, fresh seafood, imported meats and cheeses, and an expansive Italian wine list. Lunch is served Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner is served Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 4-10 p.m.; Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Happy hour is also offered on weekdays in the Taverna, 4-6 p.m. For reservations, call the restaurant at 816-221-3722, or visit for more information.

About The Winebow Group

The Winebow Group comprises national importer and distribution houses that offer comprehensive portfolios of fine wine, spirits, and sake from around the world. The company represents some of the most established, family owned properties in prominent growing areas, as well as a new generation of winemakers and distillers who are dedicated to innovation and quality. With a focus on education and outstanding customer service, The Winebow Group’s distribution network reaches over 70 percent of the wine consumption in the U.S. and includes the states of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. This unprecedented reach and level of service make the company unique in the fine wine and spirits sector. For more information, please visit