Fine wine and spirits importer Kobrand Corporation is once again hosting their annual ‘Kobrand Tour d’Italia,’ an eight-city tour for their Italian winemakers to showcase their upcoming releases.
The Italian wine tour began this Monday in New Jersey and ends September 19th in Los Angeles. Stops along the way include Buffalo, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Austin, Denver and Las Vegas. Press and trade tastings will be held in each city along with consumer dinners. Select cities will host seminars, moderated by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW.
Press, trade and consumers will have the opportunity to meet producers from Agricola Punica, Fernando Pighin & Figli, Feudo Maccari, Masi Agricola, Michele Chiarlo, Santa Martina, Spalletti, Tenuta Campo al Mare, Tenuta di Nozzole, Tenuta di Salviano, Tenuta di Salviano, Tenuta La Fuga, Tenuta San Guido, Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenuta TorCalvano, Tenute del Cabreo & Tenute Silvio Nardi.
Another Wine Blog will be tweeting from the Austin, Texas event on Monday, September 16th.
“Once again, we are extremely proud to host the leaders of Italian winemaking from the most prestigious regions in Italy. Kobrand’s Tour d’Italia gives the US the chance to experience such an incredible line up of wines that we are honored to showcase with the public,” says Kobrand President and CEO Robert T. DeRoose.
Wines to be tasted include those from Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Piedmont in the North as well as wines from more central regions such as Tuscany and Umbria, to wines from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Each wine promises to express unique site specific terroir and showcase the breadth and diversity of Italian wines.
The Wine Wonkette