Meet and Greet with Jacopo Poli Head of Poli Distillerie

Jacopo Poli

We are pleased to welcome the head of Grappa Poli Distillerie and renown grappa producer Jacapo Poli to Undici Taverna Rustica for a meet & greet, and bottle signing on

February 10th from 7-9pm.

Join us by the fireplace of Undici for this special meet and greet event with signed bottles of Jacapo Poli’s famous grappa on sale.

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About Jacopo Poli

Since 1898, the Poli family has been distilling pomaces to make Italy’s best grappa.  The spirit and family tradition of making grappa has been passed down for generations in the Poli family.  Now, over one hundred years later, Jacopo Poli continues the tradition of producing authentic grappa that his great-grandfather GioBatta Poli started.

“The actuality of the Poli style, a refined balance of character and elegance, is due to a modern use of the ancient copper pot still, composed by steam cauldrons working at discontinuous cycle, among the very few still existing in Italy.”

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What is Grappa?

Although grappa may be unknown to some people in the United States, it is a beloved drink to the people of Italy.  According to Istituto Nazionale Grappa, (National Grappa Institute) grappa is defined as “the spirit produced from grape marc (i.e. from the skins of the grapes after they have been separated from the must or the wine) possibly with a percentage of wine lees. Raw materials must be obtained from grapes produced and processed in Italy, distilled in plants located in Italy and complying with well-defined requirements, as set forth by the regulations in force.”Grappa is rumored to have started when a soldier in ancient Rome used equipment smuggled from Egypt (Crisiopea Cleopatra) to distill grape marc.
So join us at the best restaurant in Rumson for everything authentically Italian from wine to cuisine, Undici Taverna Rustica.