Episode 679 Steve Raye interviews Nunzio Castaldo in this episode of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast.
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About today’s guest:
Nunzio Castaldo has been a driving force for the growth of Italian wines in the United States market for over 32 years. Nunzio began his career at Winebow where he joined in 1986 as a sales representative covering Italian restaurants in Manhattan. In 1994, he created Winebow’s first Italian Sales Division, maximizing the sales of the Leonardo LoCascio Selections portfolio in the New York metropolitan market. Mr. Castaldo was promoted to Regional Manager of New Jersey and New York in 1997. In 2002, Mr. Castaldo was promoted to Senior Vice President of Imports at Winebow, in which he oversaw supplier relationships and contract negotiations for import portfolios. In 2014, with the merger of Winebow and The Vintner Group, Mr. Castaldo became Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management of Leonardo LoCascio Selections, one of the three national import business units of the newly formed The Winebow Group. In 2015, Mr. Castaldo was inducted into the Italian Trade Commission’s Wines of Italy Hall of Fame, which honors professionals in the wine industry who have “demonstrated a commitment to advancing the understanding, appreciation and sales of Italian wines in the United States.” In November 2017, Nunzio resigned from The Winebow Group after 31 years with the organization to launch his own project which was finalized with his acquisition of Panebianco Wines Import, a longstanding importer and distributer of fine Italian Wines in the U.S. Market for over 23 years. Mr. Castaldo received his B.S. in Economics and Commerce from the University of Naples, Italy, and lives in New York with his wife and two children
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More about the host Steve Raye:
Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” – but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready!
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