Italian wine tasting in Leichhardt 25 Aug 1-5pm
Amato’s liquor store in Leichhardt has been trading for 35 years. The boss, Franc Gionta, has been there for 26 of those years. It’s a family business, which supports all sectors of the wine trade, from big companies down to the mum-and-dad boutiques that deliver their own wine personally, then stick around to host a tasting in the evening. To celebrate, it’s holding an Italian wine festival on August 25, from 1 to 5pm. There will be 70 Italian wines on taste, plus beers and grappa. 267 Norton Street, Leichhardt, tel 9560 7628.