Monthly Archives: May 2012

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Big at the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition

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From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA       Contact: Jelena Meisel

Marketing & PR Division Marketing & PR Manager

8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705                (305) 456-7196

Miami, FL 33138 pr@zoninusa.com

For Immediate Release

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Big at the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition and Takes Home 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze Medals and a title of a Reserve Class Champion

Miami, Florida, May 29, 2012- – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. is pleased to announce a big win at the ninth annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition, held each November at the famous Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. took home the title of a Reserve Class Champion for two of its wines as well as total of 9 medals.  The medals were awarded based on the achievement of world-class standards in aroma, body, flavor, color, clarity, acidity and balance. The champion wines were paired with special seated dinner before the exciting evening of bidding for the award-winning wines from the competition.

  • Zonin Winemaker’s Collection Chardonnay 2010 – Reserve Class Champion & Gold medal
  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d’Asti, NV – Reserve Class Champion & Silver Medal
  • Castello del Poggio Rosato, NV – Gold Medal
  • Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico 2008 – Silver Medal
  • Zonin Prosecco, NV – Bronze Medal
  • 2010 Zonin Abruzzi, Zonin 2009 Winemaker’s Collection Pinot Noir, 2010 Zonin Chianti, and Zonin Merlot  – Bronze medals

“Based on the results, I’m thrilled that all of our wines were awarded and we will continue our dedication to making quality wines!” said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA.

The private judging event determined which wines were to be featured at the Roundup & Best Bites Competition.  The 18 panels of judges, consisting of local, national, and international wine experts tasted 2,454 wines from 736 wineries.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with nine vineyards located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Donating $1 dollar per Bottle Sold of Zonin Sparkling Rose

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA announces a fundraising campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, beginning this September through the month of October.

For every bottle of Zonin Sparkling Rosé that is sold in the United States, $1 will go towards Breast Cancer research. Casa Vinicola Zonin USA plans to raise more than $150,000 and donate the proceeds to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Every sale helps fund program services, research, public health education, treatment, screening and other services that will help to prevent breast cancer and to eventually find a cure. In addition to $1.00 per bottle donation many of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA’s distributor partners in all 50 states will donate $5 from every case of Zonin Sparkling Rosé sold.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA will provide in-store displays, menu inserts, table tents, coasters and case packing in pink to raise awareness of the campaign. “We are committed to offering hope and inspiration to those who have been affected by breast cancer. With this campaign we want to make a difference by supporting research for cure. This is a very personal issue for many of us. I lost my stepmother to Breast Cancer after a 4 year battle. ” said Steve Howard, National Sales Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with nine vineyards located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego, CA

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From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA                                     Contact: Jelena Meisel

Marketing & PR Division                                               Marketing & PR Manager

8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705                                      (305) 456- 7196

Miami, FL 33138                                                         pr@zoninusa.com

 

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins 2 Golds, 2 Silvers at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego, CA

Miami, Florida, May 24, 2012 – – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. is pleased to announce four medals won at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition. The competition took place in San Diego May 19th and 20th.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. took home 2 gold and 2 silver medals. Tenuta Ca’ Bolani estate in Friuli was awarded a gold medal for 2011 Pinot Grigio and Critics Silver for 2010 Sauvignon. While, Sicily’s Feudo Prinicipi Di Butera estate won Critics Gold for 2010 Nero d’Avola and Zonin Prosecco won Critics Silver.

“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards!” said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA.  “ Casa Vincola Zonin makes excellent wines, and these awards highlight the superb quality of wines that we bring from Friuli and Sicily.”

Critics Challenge brings together many of America’s most accomplished and respected wine journalists to evaluate wine entries from around the globe, like Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, Robert Whitley, Michael Apstein, Dan Berger, Stephen Brook, etc.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with nine vineyards located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

 

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, sets the record straight on the “Moscato Phenomenon”

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From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA                         Contact: Elisa Bulgheroni

Marketing & PR Division                                   (305) 877 – 7422

8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705                          pr@zoninusa.com

Miami, FL 33138

For Immediate Release 

Miami, Florida (March 16, 2012) – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, sets the record straight on the “Moscato Phenomenon” explaining how Moscato Castello del Poggio – one of its signature products – is what launched the “Moscato Phenomenon” in the United States.

The “Moscato Phenomenon” began in March 2008, with a new partnership between America’s #1 Italian Restaurant Chain and Casa Vinicola Zonin USA. Shortly after the launch of Castello del Poggio Moscato IGT, the growth was startling and dramatic. Last year, Moscato Castello del Poggio was number one selling adult beverage in that chain and also number one searched-for wine on Snooth.com.

With a strong presence in all 50 states, Moscato Castello del Poggio gained immediate national attention and recognition. This “Moscato Madness” spread all over the Internet on blogs, web pages and famous rappers/artists/performers wrote songs about Moscato.

“We at Casa Vinicola Zonin USA are very proud of our ability to create a trend of the United States wine market” said Steve Howard, National Sales Director for Zonin USA. “It required a lot of hard work, a great partnership and a bit of luck, but in the end we have been able to change the wine world.“

Moscato is a uniquely sweet and refreshing white wine characterized by a refined fruitiness and delicate scents of peaches, which comes from the highly esteemed Piedmont region. Its flavor profile makes it the perfect accompaniment to desserts and fruit salads, but it has a great potential to be paired with spicy food and savory dishes as well.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with nine vineyards located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia.  Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles.  www.zoninusa.com

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Gold Medal at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York City, NY

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From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA                      Contact: Jelena Meisel

Marketing & PR Division                                Marketing & PR Manager

8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705                       (305) 456-7196

Miami, FL 33138                                           pr@zoninusa.com

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Gold Medal at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York City, NY

Miami, Florida, May 10,2012 – – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. wins three medals at the Ultimate Wine

Challenge held at the Astor Center in NYC.  The challenge took place on April 23- 27, 2012.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. wins three awards.  All three wines scored in the high 80s – with ‘Very Good, Strong Recommendation’ Accolades.

  • 89 points – Principi Di Butera 2009 Nero d’Avola “Morello cherries, hints of cinnamon and black pepper lead of the armas of this rich Sicilian varietal wine. Well-balanced and refreshing, with a refreshingly dry finish and great character – a perfect wine for pasta with tomato sauce, grilled meats and roast chicken.”
  • 88 points – Principi Di Butera 2010 Insolia “Straw hue with hints of green. Smoky, menthol, herbal aromas waft from the glass. The palate exhibits sweet citrus fruit and white almonds. A zippy white wine.”
  • 88 points  – Tenuta Ca’ Bolani Prosecco “White flowers exude from the glass, along with a hint of chalky-mineral. Offers flavors of lemon verbena and a hint of sweetness. Zesty and pretty.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized and awarded for some of our top ranking wines,” said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA. “ It’s an outstanding accomplishment and it only proves the quality of our wines.”

Ultimate Wine Challenge methodology raises the bar when it comes to judging.   Blind panels of judges evaluate the wines to remove any bias. Wines are distinguished a score, as well, as Accolades, which is a helpful guide to customers. Ultimate Wine Challenge judges for 2012 included a stellar group of buyers, journalists, educators, sommeliers and consultants including six Masters of Wine, a title that is internationally recognized as the pinnacle of professional achievement in the world of wine: Michael ApsteinChristy Canterbury, MWJames ConleyMary Ewing-Mulligan, MW; Doug Frost, MW; Mary Gorman-McAdams, MWLisa Granik, MW; Ed McCarthyJohn McClementPatricia SavoieTara Q. Thomas and Jennifer Simonetti-BryanMW.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with nine vineyards located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

 

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA to Partner with Scarpetta at Fontainebleau for the Italian Culinary Experience

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Miami, Florida (October 2, 2012) — The Italian Culinary Experience, a two-hour food and wine-pairing event is organized and hosted by Casa Vinicola Zonin USA in partnership with Miami Culinary Institute, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and Tomson Hospitality.

The Italian Culinary Experience features cooking demonstrations from prominent Italian restaurants in Miami and wine tastings from Casa Vinicola Zonin’s exclusive Estate wines.  These renowned chefs prepare a five-course menu of exquisite food and wine pairings for media, restaurateurs, sommeliers, and other affiliated parties. Each month, a different region of Italy is selected, providing guests the opportunity to experience an extensive food and wine tour of that region.

There are total of ten events scheduled for 2012, and the next event in the series will take place on October 9th in collaboration with Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach – the iconic resort’s AAA Four Diamond signature restaurant featuring Italian cuisine.  Chef de Cuisine Nina Compton will prepare an exquisite menu that will perfectly complement the selected wines. This month will feature the Tuscany Region and wines from Castello d’Albola and Rocca di Montemassi Estates.

“Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is thrilled to partner with the truly phenomenal and prevalent restaurant, Scarpetta. The pairings are surely to create magical experience for all of our guests attending the event” said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA.

The success Casa Vincola Zonin USA’s previous events with the following restaurants will set the tone for another exceptional Italian Culinary Experience with Fontainebleau’s Scarpetta.

  • February 21st– Menu by executive chefs, Fabrizio& Nicola Carro from Quattro Gastronomia Italiana and featuring Castello del Poggio Estate from Piedmont Region
  • March 20th Menu by chef Angelo Masarin from Salumeria 104 Restaurant and featuring Veneto Region
  • April 24th Menu by executive chef Julian Baker from Toscana Divino featuring Castello D’Albola Estate & Rocca di Montemassi from Tuscany Region
  • May 22nd Menu by executive chef Giancarla Bodoni from Escopazzo Restaurant featuring Feudo Principi di Butera Estate from Sicily region
  • August 21st– Menu by executive chef Ezio Gamba from The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne Cioppino Restaurant featuring Masseria Altemura from Puglia Region
  • September 11th– Menu by executive chef Sergio Sigala from Soho Beach Miami featuring Tenuta IL Bosco Estate from the Lombardy Region

“The uniqueness of these events–from selecting a different restaurant, region, and having our guests enjoy this experience with us–is what makes it exciting” said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA. “The objective of the Italian Culinary Experience is to bring Italian cuisine to life by connecting the most valuable players in the industry. Therefore our partnership with prominent and distinguished organizations like the Miami Culinary Institute and the Italian- American Chamber of Commerce are very important.

About Casa Vinicola Zonin USA

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with eleven estates located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

 

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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