The Rugiero family (they own Antonio’s and Roman Village restaurants), in conjunction with the estate of Rocky Marciano, hosted a private dinner and wine tasting at Roman Village last week to announce the release of an exciting new red wine, Rocky Marciano Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo 2013. “As an undefeated world champion, my father was committed to excellence. Coming together with the Cantina Ripa Teatina to create a wine to honor this commitment has been an amazing experience, and I am very proud of this wine,” said Marciano Jr., who attended the VIP event. More than 150 people were there, including former boxer Tommy Hearns and Motown legend Martha Reeves. Guests tasted the deep ruby red wine accompanied by a full-course Italian gourmet meal. The wine is available at Antonio’s and Roman Village for $35 a bottle ($9 a glass). Over 40 cases were sold that night.