Wed, Sep 21|
Wine 101: ITALY PART II feat. VIAS IMPORTS
Join us for the next edition of our popular and educational Wine 101 series - Italy Part II w/ Vias Imports! Featuring six fine Italian wine selections from our new friends at Vias Imports and specially curated cheese and charcuterie pairings, this class promises to be informative AND delicious!
Time & Location
Sep 21, 2022, 6:00 PM CDT
Florence, 121 E Mobile St, Florence, AL 35630, USA
About the event
Join us for the next edition of our popular and educational Wine 101 series - Italy Part II as we dive deeper into the fascinating region of Italian wine with our friend Alberto Prealoni of Vias Imports! Featuring six fine Italian wine selections from the regions of Treviso, Montefusco, Dogliani, Barbaresco, and Gattinara and specially curated cheese and charcuterie pairings, this class promises to be informative AND delicious! These wines are PICTURE PERFECT for the holiday season ahead. So, make plans to taste through and find your go-to bottles for the holidays!
This is a seated event. Space is strictly limited.
6 Italian Wine Selections from Vias Imports
Specially Curated Cheese and Charcuterie Pairings
Alberto Prealoni, Vias Imports
$50/person + fees
ABOUT VIAS IMPORTS
Vias Imports Ltd. is an importer, distributor, and above all, a company dedicated to expressing the history, sense of place, and devotion to craft of all our producers through the art of wine. Vias strives to provide our clients with access to the most comprehensive wine portfolio possible, by offering fine wines that embody the distinct terroir and character of each wine region we represent. What sets us apart from others is our commitment to providing a vast array of indigenous varietals found in their respective growing regions.
IT ALL STARTED OUT OF FRIENDSHIP
The story of Vias began in 1983; born out of the great friendship between Fabrizio Pedrolli, Pino Sola, and Louis Iacucci, a pioneer in bringing the diverse range of regional Italian wines to the United States. In the early days of Vias, the first few containers of wine were brought in to support a network of specialized clients in New York City, including Iaccuci’s legendary wine shop, Gold Star. Within only a few years, Vias established important relationships with distributors along the East Coast and greatly expanded the importation business. A complete national sales force was complete by the late 1990s, providing the high quality range of Italian wines Vias is known for, across the United States.
Today, Fabrizio Pedrolli is Vias Imports’ head chairman. With extensive experience in the wine industry as the founder of the Trentino-Alto Adige chapter of the AIS (Associazione Italian Sommeliers), and the first Italian secretary general of the ASI (Association International de la Sommelerie), Pedrolli is an exceptional Vias ambassador in Italy, maintaining and developing relationships with outstanding wine producers throughout the country. Pedrolli’s depth of knowledge and fine-tuned palate have allowed him to curate a prestigious portfolio of wines that showcase the highest quality standards from each region, from Alto Adige to Sicily.
WINE IS OUR PASSION
As the backbone of the company, the Vias sales force is a nationwide team of passionate vinophiles. Through a variety of resources, they seek to share detailed information about the wines they represent through a deep understanding of the places and people behind these exceptional producers. From the beginning, Vias has fostered a culture of education in order to ensure that every employee has a thorough understanding of the estates and regions they represent. This commitment to wine education has become a pillar of Vias’ company philosophy and a thread that runs through every element of our work. Our portfolio is a labor of love. It contains a careful selection of Italian producers that reflects the vast diversity of Italy’s regions and the native varietals that call them home. With over 200 wines featuring indigenous Italian varietals in our portfolio, we explore the diversity this peninsula has to offer at the highest quality level by going beyond the standard Italian offerings of an American importer; and crafting relationships with producers of different sizes who actively preserve their local winemaking traditions.
*Vintages and wines are subject to change without notice.
**Attendees must be 21+ years of age and present valid, government-issued identification upon entry to the event. All ticket sales final.
($50 ticket price + $2 convenience fee) This ticket is good for the admission of one (1) adult to this event.