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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins at the San Francisco International Wine Competition

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Two Double Gold, Silver, and Two Bronze Medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition

Miami, Florida, June 25,2012- – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. is thrilled to announce a huge win at the San Francisco Wine Competition, held at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco, June 15-17.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. takes home total of five medals.  Double Gold Medal went to Castello Del Poggio 2011 Moscato D’Asti, DOCG, and Castello D’Albola 2008 Chianti Classico, DOCG. Principi di Butera 2010 Nero d’Avola, IGT wins a Silver Medal.  Lastly, Bronze Medals go to Principi di Butera 2011 Insolia, IGT and Tenuta Ca’ Bolani 2011 Pinot Grigio, DOC.

  • Double Gold Medal- Castello del Poggio 2011 Moscato D’Asti, DOCG beautifully fragrant with ripe tangerine, vanilla cream, lemon curd and sweet white flower. The finish leaves a lasting impression of candied hazelnut and marzipan. – A perfect summer sipper along with desserts or as an aperitif.”
  • Double Gold Medal- Castello D’Albola 2008 Chianti Classico, DOCG “The nose shows strawberry and other red fruits with notes of sage, spice cake and subtle earth.  Palate is vibrant and medium bodied revealing lively cherry and exotic spice that lead to polished tannins and a delicate finish. –Pairs perfectly with pasta Bolognese.”

“The wine experts at the San Francisco wine competition noted the top quality of our wines and this is a great accomplishment for us, especially coming from such a notable organization.” said Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Pietro Morelli.

The San Francisco competition is the largest and most influential international wine competition in the United States.   A panel of nationally recognized wine experts came together for the two-day affair. Judging is based on a blind and consensual procedure in order to retain its integrity as America’s most respected wine competition.

More than 4,500 wines were judged this year from 29 countries and 26 states– the largest competition in the 32- year history. A listing of the top medals awarded will be featured in the August issue of The Tasting Panel Magazine. Best of Show and Double Gold medal winners will be invited to participate in a 13-city tour sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine.

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. https://www.zoninusa.com

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition

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Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Two Silver and One Bronze Medal at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition

Miami, Florida, June 25, 2012- – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. wins three medals at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition on May 16-18, which was held at the Fairplex, L.A. County Fair in Pomona, CA.

Judges, a panel of distinguished wine experts used a blind- tasting method to maintain the professionalism, tradition, and integrity of the competition.   Silver medals were given for Casa Vinicola Zonin’s Castello D’Albola 2008 Chianti Classico, DOCG and Castello Del Poggio 2011 Moscato D’Asti.   A Bronze Medal goes to Zonin Rosé, which is the perfect summer wine.  Zonin Rosé “On the palate, is fruity, smooth with floral notes and hints of almond.” Pairs delightfully with risotto or hors d’oeuvres.

“ What this competition shows is that our wines are ones that people love to drink and enjoy!” said Pietro Morelli, marketing director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA. “ Zonin Rosé’s award comes at the right time because we are launching it in the U.S. market in July.”

The Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions in the nation.  It has been around for 73 years— seven decades of tradition that began shortly after the end of prohibition.  Additionally, the competition offers an extensive wine education program that is available annually to approximately 1.5 million visitors.  The program is dedicated to educating the public about wine; wine tasting, and wine and food pairings.

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. https://www.zoninusa.com

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Announces Opening of Marketing Office

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Miami, FL. June 1, 2012- Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, the Italian based, leading family-owned wine company known for its distinct brands such as Zonin Prosecco, Castello del Poggio Moscato d’Asti, Castello D’Abola Chianti Classico, Feudo Principi Di Butera Nero d’Avola and Rocca di Montemassi Sassabruna, has announced opening of its new marketing office.

Pietro Morelli joins as Marketing Director; leads the brand, the Prestigious Account Division, and corporate marketing initiatives for the organization.  Pietro has an extensive background in entrepreneurship, marketing, and journalism.  Pietro collaborates with Steve Howard, National Sales Director, on U.S. sales and marketing developments.

Jelena Meisel joins as Marketing Manager, and creates an U.S. market presence through the execution and developments of marketing and public relations campaigns.  She is also responsible for overseeing and managing media relations, sales support, and corporate events. Jelena reports directly to Marketing Director, Pietro Morelli.

Francesco Zonin, President of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, commented,  “ As Casa Vinicola Zonin continues to grow U.S. presence with its award-winning wine portfolio, we are very proud to have Pietro and Jelena on board to oversee marketing efforts.  Their knowledge, talent, and passion will help expand the company’s mission and tradition into the next chapter.”

Pietro and Jelena will both be based in Casa Vinicola Zonin USA’s Marketing office in Miami, FL.

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. https://www.zoninusa.com