Archive for March, 2012


Posted on: March 31st, 2012 by ItalianMade

With Italian Wine imports steadily on the rise in the US; the Wines of Italy Pavilion is set to garner much attention at this year’s convention featuring masterful blends and single varietal expressions

The Wines of Italy Pavilion will be a priority destination for press and trade professionals seeking a spectrum of impressive wines at the 69th  WSWA Convention taking place this April 2-5 at Caesar’s Palace in  Las Vegas.

The Wines of Italy Pavilion will feature an array of superbly crafted wines from Veneto, Marche, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Puglia and Sicily presented by Domodimonti, FoodWineCulture, Patria, Tenuta Roveglia and Vinissimo.  Another special pavilion highlight is the delegation of producers from Friuli Venezia Giulia joined by the Udine Chamber of Commerce who will present over 75 premium wines and share insight on the region’s terroir, indigenous varietals, winemaking traditions and innovations. Exhibiting producers from Friulia Venezia Giulia include Aquila del Torre, Aziende Agricole Livon, Bidoli, Casa Vinicola Antonutti, Conte d’Attimis Maniago, Foffani, Forchir, Lorenzon-Feudi di Romans, Tenute Grandi e Gabana and Valentino Butussi.

For more information on each of the exhibitors and the wines they will be presenting download the official Wines of Italy Pavilion Catalogue .


The WSWA Convention is an important annual trade appointment bringing together beverage alcohol suppliers, distributors, top industry leaders, trade professionals to source new product and discuss key issues and trends.  A focal point of the event is the Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine.

Craig Wolf, WSWA President and CEO, affirms that “the wine and spirits industry is stronger than ever.” Discussing the convention he adds that WSWA is “delighted to be back at Caesars Palace offering more events and networking opportunities for our growing number of attendees”.

Aniello Musella, Italian Trade Commissioner, comments “the Italian Trade Commission is pleased to partake in this key industry event with the Wines of Italy Pavilion. Trade prospects for Italian producers at this year’s WSWA convention are promising.” Referencing data recently published by the US Department of Commerce, Musella confirms that “Italian Wine exports to the US have been flourishing overall. Italy remains the number one exporter of wine to the United States, carving out a 31% US market share valued nearly at 1.5 billion dollars and a volume increase of 15% in 2011.”


Highlights with Anthony Giglio from Cantina Sociale di Canelli Wine Week

Posted on: March 30th, 2012 by ItalianMade

Throughout Cantina di Canelli’s New York Wine Week, Italian wine expert Anthony Giglio got a chance to speak with top New York wine industry insiders and influencers. Below, find a selection of Anthony’s interviews:

Anthony Giglio and Italian Trade Comissioner Aniello Musella


Anthony Giglio and Cantina Social di Canelli export Manager Giorgio Musso


Anthony and Alessandra Rotondi, Sommelier at Serafina


Anthony and PBS Food Personality Barbara Seelig Brown


Anthony “Around Town” with top wine influencers

Grand Tasting at Saratoga Wine and Food and Fall Ferrari Festival

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by ItalianMade

The earliest signs of spring are beginning to emerge this week, as New York looks forward to 60+ degree weather and sun for the weekend. The memory of summer reminds us of the Saratoga Wine and Food and Fall Ferrari Festival, where attendees got a taste of the Italian good life at the Grand Tasting. Tours of top Italian fine food importers’ tables were a highlight between tastings with Anfora’s Joe Campanale and American wine education legend Kevin Zraley.

Take a look below at Wine Channel TV’s Jess Altieri speaking with Joe about the Anfora wines he presented that day.

Next, stop by a few of the importer tables with Jess here:

And what would the Grand Tasting be without the Ferraris? Below Jess speaks with Dr. Paola Di Taranto, Marketing Manager for Zagato and Dr. Aniello Musella, Executive Director of the Italian Trade Commission.

Jess also spoke with Taylor Wells and Bob Bailey of the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Their conversation is here: