Auriemma Launches Four Signature Wines

In conjunction with 47 Anno Domini Vineyards, UConn coach Geno Auriemma, a true wine lover, has launched the release of four signature wines – Prosecco DOC; 2012 Pinot Grigio; 2010 Puglia Rosso; and 2008 Cabernet/Merlot.

47 Anno Domini Vineyards is located in the Piave wine region within the Veneto in northeast Italy. The Piave River works its way to the Adriatic Sea between the provinces of Treviso and Venice. Along this river valley, the clay and mineral soils yield grapes and wines of distinctive character.

“The decision to create a line of Italian wines was the fulfillment of a dream,’’ Auriemma said in a statement. “And teaming up with 47 Anno Domini was a natural choice. They possess the passion and respect that I share for the art of winemaking.

“For me, these wines bring back memories of growing up in Italy. I wanted to create wines with character for people to enjoy at their tables with family and friends.’’

The wine releases were celebrated during an event at Geno Auriemma’s Fastbreak restaurant at Mohegan Sun Casino Wednesday night. For a list of retailers or to order online visit,

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