Episode 809 Wine Education & Market update in the U.S. (NorthEast) – Gianluca Queiroli IWA, Ciro Pirone IWA. These sessions were recorded through Swapcard at the Wine2Wine 2021 Business Forum and are being replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Welcome to Wine2Wine Business Forum 2021 Series. The sessions are recorded and uploaded on Italian Wine Podcast. wine2wine is an international wine business forum, held annually in Verona Italy since 2014. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine business worldwide.
About today’s session:
Dive into U.S. 3-tier system to import, distribute, and sell wines in the U.S. while understanding some major markets (MA, NY etc.) fluctuations by value and volume. Discuss the main reasons as to why these markets have performed well or not, such as travel restrictions, education, events, specifically from a distributor and retailer perspective. In particular, Gianluca and Ciro will discuss and share their experience in how wine education has changed and what benefits and challenges were experienced from retailer and distribution standpoint. Lastly, some key grape varieties and appellations on the rise in the market will be shared
About the Speaker
Gianluca Queiroli IWA
After being an international tax consultant for almost 20 years, Gianluca Queiroli made a career switch and joined the wine industry 5 years ago. Originally from Italy, he is now based in the Boston area where he owns and runs Wine Empire, a fine wine retailer. Gianluca holds a law degree, a Master in Accounting & International Tax, and speaks fluently three languages. He also dedicated himself to many aspects of the wine world: tasting events, writing, wine education. He became an Italian Wine Ambassador & Educator (through Vinitaly International Academy) in 2019 and is a certified French Wine Scholar, American Wine Expert, Bordeaux & Burgundy Specialist, Sherry Wine Specialist, holds the WSET Diploma & currently a MW candidate. In 2021, he launched in the U.S. the Italian Wine Maestro Certification.
About the Moderator (s)
Ciro Pirone IWA
Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Vinitaly Wine Ambassador (Vinitaly Wine Academy). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions
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