Italy

Beyond Pinot Grigio: Why You Need Collio Wines

Think of white wines from Northeast Italy and Pinot Grigio may come to mind. The Collio region in the southeastern corner of Friuli-Venezia Guilia makes intriguing Pinot Grigio while taking innovative steps to produce many other captivating white wines. During the renaissance of Italian wine during the 1970s, red Super Tuscans garnered major attention. Meanwhile in Collio, white grape growers chose to nurture their indigenous grapes and also gained renown as a quality wine region. At Press Club in San Francisco, wine director Mauro Cirilli states unequivocally that Collio is the top Italian white wine denomination…

Martini Invites U.S. Bartenders to Cycling Weekend in Italy

Marking its 50th Year in 2018, Martini Vermouth is bringing industry colleagues who celebrate and serve the brand in their on-premise businesses to Italy for Martini Racing Ciclismo, a bespoke program to promote health and wellbeing in their industry through cycling. Invited bartenders also to take part in La Classicarace weekend 15th-18th September in Italy, the spiritual home of Martini and host to some of the world’s most iconic classic cycling races.

Bisol Relaunches Its Prosecco Collections

The Bisol family, a name synonymous with Prosecco, announced the relaunch of its entire line of Prosecco, featuring a complete packaging redesign. The new design emphasizes the Bisol family’s historic roots in the Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene, where the family has been tending vines since 1542. A redesigned logo incorporates this historical date, the “Valdobbiadene” indication, and a stylized, steep hill reminiscent of Cartizze. Each label showcases the nuanced variation…

Whole Foods Names Pacific Highway Wines 2017 Supplier For Outstanding Innovation

Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits received the Whole Foods Market 2017 Supplier Award for Outstanding Innovation, recently. The 6th annual Supplier Awards are Whole Foods Market’s highest honor for producer partners who embody its mission and values, namely outstanding innovation, responsible sourcing and commitment to quality standards.

Gran Passione Returns to Veneto Roots

Gran Passione announced the return to its Veneto roots to focus on north-eastern Italian selections beginning this month. The core wines, all imported by Winesellers, Ltd., Gran Passione Rosso Appassimento Veneto IGT, Gran Passione Bianco Veneto IGT and Gran Passione Prosecco DOC Spumante will showcase contemporary flavors and style from the Veneto region.