USATT 2018 Exhibitor Story : Azienda Agricola Spadafora

About Azienda Agricola Spadafora

Spadafora is a noble Sicilian family whose first certified traces date back to 1230. Over the centuries the house has held five principalities, a duchy, two marquisates, an earldom and twenty-five baronages. Some family members have occupied prominent positions in the Kingdom of Sicily and in some European countries. Continue reading

What U.S. Retailers Are Looking for and How to Pitch Them

On a daily basis, a wine and liquor retailer/wholesaler must manage a litany of items. Among those things is a slew of requests from a large number of winemakers who are eager to get their offerings on store shelves. When making a pitch to them, its important for a representative to be focused and respectful of the retailers time. Also vital is the ability to make a brand stand out from the rest in a crowded U.S. market.   Continue reading

Cantine Italia

About Cantine Italia:

A 100% Italian winery that comes from a history and experience arising from throughout the country.

High quality and great wines are therefore synonymous with convivial moments of great taste, happiness, and harmony.

Cantine Italia’s wines are the result of careful selections that took place over the course of years of improvements but respecting the variety tradition. Obviously, they’re contained their choice to the most popular wines, the most successful ones or where they get more consensus, in any case, Their list is constantly updated and every year they add new products. Their website and their sales executives are available for further information.

They are a modern Italian winery that, with its founders, has strong roots in the Italian wine culture.

Cantine Italia’s wines come only from grapes of their possessions or selected associated exclusively on Italian territory. The strict quality controls they are subjected to their wines during all processing stages provide high-level results.

They aim to bring to the attention of a growing number of admirers in the world one of the main Italian products: WINE.

Italy since the times of the ancient Romans produced different varieties of so-called “Nectar of the Gods”, after more than two thousand years the difference can be described in three variables: quality, quantity, and variety.

Then as now proud Italian Winemakers, without any distinction of latitude, they offer excellent products  Cantine Italia, want to increase the number of fans in the world, with their brands, the culture of Italian wine and the incredible variety of wine products that the whole world envies them.

Where to buy:

Their products are available in many countries (Italy, Germany, Poland, England, Spain, China, and USA); you can buy them from wine shops, supermarket, and restaurants or online through our website, Amazon or Ebay.

Cantine Italia’s Brands:

Sansemio, Casa Ducale and Feudi Regina identify their wines families with different product features.

Sansemio represents the range of wines with high market impact.

Casa Ducale identifies important wines from areas with great traditions and that are rich in history and culture.

Feudi Regina is our top of the range. Carefully selected wines, with an unmistakable bouquet, subject to strict disciplinary rules to guarantee the quality and value for customers.

Cabernet Veneto IGT

Cabernet Veneto IGT is produced by Cabernet grapes (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc) grown in the Veneto region, Cabernet represents the most widespread species in the world in the family of Vitis Vinfera. Veneto is a region in Italy  North East side, famous for the worldwide knew city of Venice, it is an area with fertile soil and favourable climate, sheltered from the cold north winds by the Alps mountains chain and mitigated by the close presence of Adriatic Sea as also of several lakes.

Cabernet vines grow in Veneto arranged in Guyot or pergola style with a typical yield of around 130-140 quintals per hectare. Vinified in red after the harvest (late September/early October) with an 8-to 10-day maceration at controlled temperature. The result is a pleasant wine, able to accompany every kind of meal, soft and from the smooth tannins, with a garnet red lit and bright colour, with purple hues.

Dry, soft and harmonious is full of wine fragrances  with notes of herbs and fresh fruit.

 

Dolcetto del Monferrato DOC

Dolcetto del Monferrato DOC Dolcetto is a black grape that evolved in Piedmont, grown exclusively in this region where he found his ideal habitat in the Langhe territory and in the South of Piedmont.

It is a red wine, with hints of fruit, full and enveloping, with a tasty structure rich in tannins, to the palate is velvety and pleasantly drinkable.

It’s an intense red wine that goes well with any dish.

 

 

Moscato Spumante Dolce

Moscato Spumante Dolce (Sparkling Sweet). The Moscato is a wine produced from vines with ancient origins, present in Mediterranean areas already at the time of the ancient Romans, from which it was called “vitis apiana” as beloved by bees for the gentleness of its grape berries.

The pleasant sweetness of this wine is due either to the grape characteristics and to the ripeness degree reached by the grapes berries. While the soil type and the sun and weather exposure gives to the wine taste-aromatic scent expressions of great breadth. The colour is straw yellow with golden and amber reflections, the scents are the primary ones from the origin fruit that evoke sensations of honey, almonds and apricots. The fermentation process instead gives to the Moscato the sparkling delicious bubbles that conquest yourself and wraps the palate.

Cantine Italia exclusively produces and bottles Italian wines from selected Italian grapes, rigorously checked during all processing stages to ensure high level results.

They operate through a network of distributors, partners and agents to offer Italian wine culture and the incredible variety of winemaking products that are heritage of their territory.

 Cantine Italia‘s Social Media Accounts:

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Cantine Minini

Introduction Of Cantine Minini

The history of Cantine Minini is strictly tied to the history of their family. Their family history dates back a long time. In fact the Company was established in 1920 when Mr. Francesco Minini, young soldier, came back from First World War:
with a little money and a great determination decided to start the wine business in a rural economy and a poor market.For this reason,the love for the land never abandoned their family hence maintaining a great passion, etermination, and humility in managing the Company.

How Cantine Minini Grow

The development and evolution of Cantine Minini goes through the improvement of the economic/social situation of their country during the XX century, allowing us a geographical expansion in the distribution of their wines on a national scale.

After the tragedy of the Second World War, Francesco Minini, now helped by his two sons, Franco and Battista, started with new enthusiasm a restless development of his trade throughout Italy, devastated by the War but already full of hope and anxious to rebuild the economy.

At the beginning of the ‘60s the big growth of the Company forces the Mininis’ to move into a new Winery, which is still the current Headquarter, even though enlarged and restored.

During all these years the Minini Family never forgot its tight link with the land, developing new cooperation projects with growers all over the main production areas of Italy. This allowed the Family to widen the portfolio of wines to support its introduction on the International markets.

This target has been left to the third Generation, which had the big burden to penetrate the major and competitive international markets.

Cantine Minini Wine Collections

Bringing Up Italian Traditions

Today, the export market, now 90% of the entire turnover, has allowed the Company to supervise the international markets and so determinate the choice and the development of new products more adequate to the demand coming from all over the world. In this view their strategy has been to source new wines from the plenty of unique ancient vineyards typical of Italy, rediscover
ing, with the new technologies of wine-making, the value of the Italian tradition.
This philosophy has been the trigger to develop a large range of Southern-Italian wines, especially from Sicily, Apulia, Campania and from other regions like Veneto, Abruzzo and Tuscany, offering them with an elegant style and a modern packaging enabling them to compete with the strong international new world producers, still with modesty but with the consciousness of their quality. Now, these wines are, with great satisfaction, worldwide appreciated.

Cantine Minini – Sips from Italy

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Recent developments include a large range of Southern-Italian wines, especially from Sicily, Apulia and Campania, with an elegant style modern look to compete with the strong international new world producers.

The minini varietal range showcases wines from veneto and abruzzo, regions famous for producing wines of stunning quality.

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Amarone della Valpolicella Doc Classico

Production Area: in the heart of the Valpolicella Valley on a very mixed ground, somewhere clay, somewhere limestone.

Grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara with drying in “fruttaio” for a period of 90 to 120 days.

Colour: deep and thick garnet red.

Bouquet: of a big intensity and persistence with scents of dry prunes and sweet spices.

Taste: big structure, it is warm and at the same time velvety.

Service: serve at a temperature of 18° – 19° C in ballon glasses, opening the bottle at least 2 hours before.

Food Suggestions: ideal companion is grilled meat and seasoned cheese.

Soave DOC

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Production Area: the hills located in the Western part of Verona province

Grapes: Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave (max.30%)

Colour: light straw yellow.

Bouquet: fruity and delicate.

Taste: dry but fresh.

Service: always well chilled.

Food Suggestions: ideal with fish, white meats and fresh cheeses.

 

Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT 

Production Area: Trentino and Veneto region.

Grapes: Pinot Grigio.

Colour: pale yellow with peculiar green reflexes.

Bouquet: vinous, delicate and fruity.

Taste: dry, medium body, slightly bitter.

Service: always well chilled.

Food Suggestions: delicious as an aperitif, it is ideal with fish, white meats and fresh cheese.

Cantine Minini has achieved a classic Chianti style with great oak structure and a modern splash of Cabernet Sauvignon

 

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Explore A Wide Range Of Wines From Italy By Cantine Minini At USATT

Cantine MininiThe history of Cantine Minini Company is strictly tied to the history of our family. Our family history dates back a long time. In fact the Company was established in 1920 when Mr. Francesco Minini, young soldier, came back from First World War: with a little money and a great determination decided to start the wine business in a rural economy and a poor market. For this reason, the love for the land never abandoned our family hence maintaining a great passion, determination and humility in managing the Company.

Today, the export market, now 90% of the entire turnover, has allowed the Company to supervise the international markets and so determinate the choice and the development of new products more adequate to the demand coming from all over the world. In this view their strategy has been to source new wines from the plenty of unique ancient vineyards typical of Italy, rediscovering, with the new technologies of wine-making, the value of the Italian tradition.

This philosophy has been the trigger to develop a large range of Southern-Italian wines, especially from Sicily, Apulia, Campania and from other regions like Veneto, Abruzzo and Tuscany, offering them with an elegant style and a modern packaging enabling them to compete with the strong international new world producers, still with modesty but with the consciousness of their quality. Now, these wines are, with great satisfaction, worldwide appreciated.

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Cantine Minini

Cantine Minini are renowned for their specially selected, high quality range of Italian wines including Minini.

Explore premium and award wining spirits by Cantine Minini from Italy at USA Trade Tasting in NYC. USA Trade Tasting (USATT) is an annual trade only event in New York city helping producers connect with wine, beer, spirits importers, distributors, retailers and press of USA. Meet Importers, State Distributors, Retailers and Press of USA in New York City.

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Taste Salena Estate’s Range of Premium Wines at USATT

Salena EstateFounded in 1998, Salena Estate is owned by Bob and Sylvia Franchitto. From the very beginning, Salena Estate’s objective was to become recognised as a maker of world-class wines that represent great value in any global market. Some twenty years after planting its first vines in sun-drench South Australia, the family-owned winery is single-mindedly focused on achieving exceptional varietal flavour and character in its wines and has firmly established its position as one of Australia’s premium wine producers.

Utilising the latest viticultural regimes to ensure only the highest quality grapes are produced on the company’s 520-acre vineyard estates, owner Bob Franchitto and his winemaking team then oversee their processing in a state-of-the-art winery that boasts the latest equipment and technology to achieve the highest standards.

Salena Estate

Covering the full gamut of wine styles; red, white, rose and sparkling, the company responds to its consumers and customers from around the globe and structures its portfolio to encompass a variety of quality and price parameters.

Over the years, Salena Estate’s pedigree has been confirmed again and again, as the winery has been awarded 20 trophies, 100 Gold medals and over 500 Silver, Bronze and other awards. These awards are spread evenly across the entire range of wines produced by the company, ensuring that consumers can expect the very finest quality from any Salena Estate brand, year after year

Salena Estate’s current venture is focusing on alternate varieties from Italy, France and Spain. Encouraging the customer to branch away from the traditional selections and try something new. The most notable one is the Bianco d’Allesano which won a Trophy for Best Wine and a Gold Medal for Best White Variety in its first year at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.

Salena Estate

In addition to producing wine brands that consumers can rely on with confidence, Salena Estate also offers bespoke contract bottling, private label and bulk wine services, with a special focus on organic wines.
salena-estateSalena Estate is the largest producer of organic red wines in Australia, and with this knowledge comes the satisfaction of knowing that it is winery which supplies some of the best of organic wine that can be offered. This has been achieved by vineyard management practices which have followed prescribed government standards, with a number of individual vineyards now officially certified as ‘organic’. Utilizing a ‘hands-off’ approach to wine making, these superb wines are produced with minimal additives or intervention, resulting in a range of superior wines that have be brought to you in as natural a state as possible.

Fresh and vibrant, they truly reflect the unspoiled environment and perfect climatic conditions in which the grapes are grown. Every Salena Estate wine is guaranteed to be made with the same meticulous care and attention to quality – no matter which variety, brand or price point.

 Taste a range of premium wines by Salena Estate at USATT 2017. USA Trade Tasting (USATT) is an annual trade only event in New York city helping producers connect with wine, beer, spirits importers, distributors, retailers and press of USA. Meet Importers, State Distributors, Retailers and Press of USA in New York City.

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USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

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