Month: June 2018

“Nítido e Obscuro” live recording at the Venica&Venica Winery Artists: Gabriele Mirabassi (clarinet), Roberto Taufic (guitar)

One evening in early June 2017, clarinettist Gabriele Mirabassi and guitarist Roberto Taufic ‘explored the various planes of colour and flavour in music’. (cit. Brian Morton)

The recording was made by Stefano Amerio at the Venica&Venica winery in Dolegna del Collio in June 2017 and mixed at the Artesuono studios in Cavalicco with artistic production by Ermanno Basso. Mastering was handled by Danilo Rossi.

“Jazz notes blend with the tasting notes of a glass of wine creating an evening of pure magic.

Emotions run on the wings of the notes of Nítido and Obscuro. Dedicating an unpublished composition to me, Donna Ornella, Gabriele Mirabassi and Roberto Taufic took me to a new dimension that made me feel special.” (cit. Ornella Venica)

“Wine and Jazz. In a way, the juxtaposition is inevitable, not because at its origins it was in semi-dark cellars that jazz music found its most devoted audience, but because both require a skilful combination of skill and technique, excellent raw material and, above all, time. Ermanno Basso, producer of the CAM JAZZ label, confirms the deep ties between wine and jazz, which he defines as “both so full of vitality!”, and emphasises their common ability to cope with the months it takes to organise that one week of recording, roughly the time it takes for a good Friulian wine to acquire its mature identity.” (quoting Brian Morton)

The CDs are available at:


© CoverPhoto of CD by Elisa Caldana
© All other photo rights reserved by Venica&Venica | Carola Nitsch

PITSTOP of the Mitteleuropean Race 2018 at Venica & Venica

02.06.2018 – We are hosting the Mitteleuropean Race, an international regularity race for historic cars, included in the 2018 ACI Sport Super Classic Cup Trophy calendar and divided into two stages between Trieste, Gorizia, the Collio and the Slovenian coastline.
The starring cars speak of history and feats, and so do the names of some of the drivers in the running, from GIULIANO CANE’, winner of 11 editions of the 1000 Miglia, to ARTURO MERZARIO, former Formula 1 driver, known for having helped rescue Niki Lauda from the flames during the accident on the Nürburgring track in 1976.

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