Unwind and enjoy an evening exploring Italian wines directly shipped from Italy. Your hosts, Raffa, and his wife, Jennifer, will guide you through these selections of red and white wines originating from local wineries in and around Tuscany, their hometown. Discover new wines and favorite pairings with gourmet appetizers.
It’s not over! During our event, we will also display fabulous jewelry creations by renowned jewelry artist and educator, Jennifer Wells. She will be teaching a workshop in jewelry making on February 22-24, from 10-4pm.
Italian Wine Tasting & Jewelry Trunk Show
Date and Time:
Thursday, February 23, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
$75 per ticket,
limited quantity available
Meet Your Hosts
Born in Tuscany, Raffaele Biotti, Raffa to friends, has worked in the food & beverage business for over 20 years. For the past ten years, together with his partners he has owned and operated Jam Café, a bakery & bar in Certaldo, Italy. His passion for Tuscan food and wine began at home, watching his grandmother and mother prepare meals for the family. All dishes were prepared with basic ingredients found in any country home garden, referred to as “piatti poveri”, poor dishes. The table wine was also from the fields, homemade. Since his childhood, Raffa has continued his passion for Tuscan food & wine and it has become his lively hood. Selecting wines for his bar, he is constantly searching out small local vineyards. Places that hold the same essence of his childhood home and that honesty in preparing food & wine.
Jennifer Wells is a studio artist and educator originally from the U.S but currently living in Italy. She holds an MFA, in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design and has completed artist-in-residencies at: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC, and the Jentel Foundation near Banner, WY. She has worked for several U.S-based Craft Schools, in a variety of roles.
As an educator, Jennifer has taught for and been a visiting Artist at Universities throughout the U.S and for study abroad programs based in Italy. She serves on the Board of Vita Institute and teaches short workshops on various enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. In recent years she has curated multiple international exhibitions focused on jewelry and enameling.
Her works are in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation, Racine Museum, All Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, and Private Collections.