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WINES OF ITALY DOUBLE DOWN AT THE WSWA CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS!
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‚Äôs convention featuring masterful blends and single varietal expressions
New York, April 2, 2012 ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚ÄôAttimis Maniago, Foffani, Forchir, Lorenzon-Feudi di Romans, Tenute Grandi e Gabana and Valentino Butussi.
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 ‚Äúthe wine and spirits industry is stronger than ever.‚ÄĚ Discussing the convention he adds that WSWA is ‚Äúdelighted to be back at Caesars Palace offering more events and networking opportunities for our growing number of attendees‚ÄĚ.
Aniello Musella, Italian Trade Commissioner, comments ‚Äúthe 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‚Äôs WSWA convention are promising.‚ÄĚ Referencing data recently published by the US Department of Commerce, Musella confirms that ‚ÄúItalian 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.‚ÄĚ
A catalogue of the Italian exhibitors is available by clicking here.