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Italian quality wine and food selected by WineCountry.IT
Extensive online database listing Italian wine producers, exporters, importers and distributors
Italian Wine Hub - Extensive online database listing Italian wine producers, exporters, importers and distributors
Extensive online gallery featuring over 1,000 Italian wine labels
Extensive online gallery featuring over 1,000 Italian wine labels


Italian Flavor Forum XI – June 22, 2009

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Italian Flavor Forums
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Sorsi DiVino 2009

What's New
The 11th Italian Flavor Forum brings along three new initiatives: a competition among barristas, one desk dedicated to importers, and the organization of seminars.

First of all, there's the competition entitled 'Create-a-Grappa-Cocktail Challenge', in which seven San Francisco Bay bartenders / mixologists will face off to create a new grappa-based cocktail and featuring other liquos and liqueurs produced in Friuli by the Cantina e Distilleria Mangilli S.p.A.. In addition to a certificate, the winner will take home one bottle each of the 11 spirits and seven wines presented by Mangilli at the event.

The second initiative is a desk dedicated to importers, featuring new products seeking importers in the US. Basically, the Italian Flavor Forum series is expanding its reach in proposing quality wine and foods from Italy. Thus, in addition to other products already imported and distributed in California by WineCountry.IT, L.L.C., the event introduces products available to other importers as well.

We are still working on the details of the third initiative, however we can announce that during the event, in the library of the Museo Italo Americano, two or three interesting seminars will take place. Titles and speakers will be announced soon.

Italian Flavor Forum IX
At the Museo ItaloAmericano in Building C of the Fort Mason Center, 99 Marina Blvd., in San Francisco, California. The event takes place concurrently with the exhibition entitled "For the Pleasure of One's Soul: The Art of Frances Galli", featuring paintings which took inspiration from the 25 summers spent in Tuscany by the artist and capture her lifelong pursuit of capturing the spirit of women.

Located right inside the City's Marina, the location  is very easy to reach and has abundant free parking. (See map with directions).

Italian Flavor Forum XI

June 22, 2009, from 2 to 6 PM

  • Over 80 Italian Quality Wines from small boutique producers.
    Find superior quality wines produced in small quantities.
    NEW: Never before imported Quality Italian Wines, Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, all seeking importers/distributors.
  • Centellino AreaDivino, the excellent top-of-the-bottle decanter imported exclusively in the United States by WineCountry.IT
  • Smeraldina artesian mineral water from the pristine island of Sardinia.
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Apulia.
  • Chance to win a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG "La Togata" 2002 ($84.38 value). Simply fill in the feedback form provided at the door and return it before leaving the show.

The Italian Flavor Forum staff and Italian wine producers bring quality Italian wines and regional specialties to San Francisco Bay Area importers, distributors, retailers, restaurant buyers, wine bars, wine collectors, trade writers and journalists to taste, evaluate and purchase.

By invitation only!
If you are a professional and would like to be invited, please use this form.

We want to make it easier than ever for US importers, California distributors, restauranteurs, wine bars and purveyors of quality Italian wines and foods, to taste, compare, choose, order and distribute unique, hard-to-find food and beverages from select small- and medium-sized Italian producers. Our experts, Italian and otherwise, who know the wine zones and quality Italian regional foods, are sent to find the best, locally respected producers, taste their wines and food, enquire as to production output and methods, then either decide to add a selection of their products to our portfolio, or turn them down at once should they fail to meet our expectations.

If we don't trust the quality of the products ourselves, we don't bring them over.


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