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“From Italy With Love” Show Set to Air on Cooking Channel

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News Release

From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Marketing & PR Division
8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705 Miami, FL 33138

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jelena Meisel Marketing & PR Manager (305) 456-7196

“From Italy With Love” Show Set to Air on Cooking Channel on November 5 at 9:30 PM ET

From Italy With Love Show Featuring Francesco Zonin

Miami, Florida (October 21, 2014)- “From Italy with Love” show starring Francesco Zonin, Vice President of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A is set to air on Cooking Channel on Wednesday, November 5 (9:30 p.m., ET). Additional episodes are available for viewing on “From Italy with Love’s” YouTube channel beginning Monday, October 20 and another on October 27. The new show will be available in 60 million U.S. television households–– Cooking Channel, a top-rated specialty channel owned by Scripps Networks Interactive dedicated to today’s passionate food lover.

The lifestyle contest show gives three American contestants the opportunity of a lifetime–– to be whisked away to Italy, Venice and Tuscany to be exact, for a chance to start their own business in the United States. There they competed in food and wine competitions and ultimately learned how to communicate, dress, live, and most importantly cook like an Italian. Francesco Zonin and his advisers will take into account not only the taste of the dishes that are served, but also everything from décor to technique and presentation.

“Pietro Morelli and his team have brilliantly captured the essence of Italian living,” said Francesco Zonin. “The series gives you a genuine inside look of the Italian lifestyle and I’m looking forward to share this with the viewers.”

The judges along side Francesco Zonin included Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey’s Essentials, Dario Cecchini famous butcher of Antica Macelleria Cecchini in Panzano in Chianti, Italian TV Celebrity Chef Fabrizio Nonis and Alessandro Gallo, head winemaker at Castello d’Albola Estate in Radda in Chianti. The candidates–– Katie Meyers, Lynn Borges, and Lesroy Lourde, got to immerse themselves in the Italian lifestyle, an extraordinary experience for all.

“This is a very exciting time for Zonin USA as we embark on a new journey,” said Tim Matz, General Manager and Vice President of Zonin USA, Inc. “The series is part of our overall marketing strategy while utilizing our brand talent. We have been very selective in getting into TV, but this model enhances our overall brand strategy and allows us to share our story with a new audience.”

The series is produced by Jonathan Franklin 2601 Productions LLC. Pietro Morelli is director and producer. For behind the scenes interviews with contestants and tidbits, visit

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Since 1821, the Zonin family, seven generations of winemakers in northern Italy, has owned and operated Casa Vinicola Zonin. The Zonin family’s portfolio includes nine wineries located in seven of the most renowned wine regions in Italy. Today, the Zonin Family Estates cover a total of 9,800 acres of land, 5,000 of which are dedicated to vineyards. An additional 1,200 acres, 225 of which are dedicated to vineyards located at Barboursville Estate in Virginia, USA.


Tim Matz Joins Zonin USA as General Manager and Executive Vice President

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News Release

From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA

Marketing & PR Division 8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705 Miami, FL 33138

Contact: Jelena Meisel

Marketing & PR Manager (305) 456-7196

For Immediate Release
Tim Matz Joins Zonin USA as General Manager and Executive Vice President

The experienced executive to increase presence of Zonin Family Brands in the United States

Miami, Florida (October 8, 2014)- Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A, Italy’s largest privately owned wine company, announces Timothy Matz as General Manager & Executive Vice President of Zonin USA, Inc.–– Effective as of June 1st. Due to his proven knowledge and leadership experience in the wine and spirits industry, Matz will oversee operations, develop and implement new strategies, and lead the company in the right direction for a successful future.

Matz comes with a wealth of experience within the industry, both domestically and internationally, including expertise in general management, finance, sales and marketing. Previous credentials include significant roles at Fosters Wine Estates, Jackson Family Group, Foley Family Wines, and Brown-Forman to name a few.

“The United States is Casa Vinicola Zonin’s number one export market and always remains a top priority.” Said Massimo Tuzzi Chief International Officer of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A and Chief Executive Officer of Zonin USA, Inc. “In collaboration with Tim and his senior management team, we will be able to further increase Zonin Family Brands’ presence in the US and take Zonin USA to the next level.”

Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A, leading Italian wine producer and exporter, produced 42 million bottles in 2013. Over the last five years, export figures have had more than quadrupled and represents 75% of the company’s total sales volume in 2013 of €154 million. Zonin USA, Inc., an independent business unit of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A, has demonstrated exceptional growth, 2013 sales reached $55 million, up from $5 million in 2006. For additional information about Zonin USA, Inc., visit

About Zonin USA, Inc.

Casa Vinicola Zonin Italy wholly owns Casa Vinicola Zonin USA in addition to Casa Vinicola Zonin UK, Canada, China and Germany; exporting to more than 100+ countries. A company 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, Tenuta Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piedmont/Asti, Tenuta il Bosco located in Lombardy, Podere il Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Tuscany and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and style.