Before we get back to the business of blogging about Veneto culture and what makes Prosecco DOCG so great, we would like to to take a moment out to thank Folio Fine Wine Partners, our U.S. importer.
That’s the Tri-State Folio team, above, at the New York Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting last week (the event’s 30th anniversary).
At each one of the recent Gambero Rosso events in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles (where Villa Sandi was pouring its Prosecco Cartizze Vigna la Rivetta DOCG, this year’s Tre Bicchieri winner), the Folio team was there helping to pour and interacting with wine buyers, restaurateurs, media, and consumers.
Whenever you travel to do “market work” or pour at trade and consumer tastings in the U.S., it’s so important to have support on the ground and to be accompanied by colleagues who “know the lay of the land” and all the key players in each city.
Throughout the tour, the Folio team was there and ready to pour and schmooze!
Founded by California legacy winemaker Michael Mondavi and his family, the Napa-based Folio Fine Wine Partners imports wines from six countries and three continents.
Across the board, the Folio team represents the brightest and the best in American wine professionals. And we couldn’t have been more happy or pleased to be accompanied and supported by such a wonderful group of top American wine professionals.
Their presence and help was key to the success of each event and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. We also had the opportunity to spend time with some of the sales managers and representatives after each tasting and we would also like to thanks for the extra time, after hours, that they were able and willing to devote to us.
It couldn’t have been a richer or more fruitful experience and we couldn’t have done it without them.
Thank you, Folio! We’ll look forward to seeing you in a few weeks in Verona at Vinitaly, the Italian wine industry’s annual trade tasting and fair.