Please join us for a webinar on the State of the Italian Wine Trade in the Pandemic Era with Brian Larky, founder and CEO of Dalla Terra Imports, on Wednesday, March 17, 10 a.m. CST.
Click here to register (open to all). Attendees will be provided with a Zoom link.
The event is part of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South-Central’s Taste of Italy Virtual Trade Fair 2021, March 15-17 (click here to browse a list of presenters and to sign up for tastings and meetings; appointments are still available and food products and wines will be delivered directly to your home or office before the meetings).
Brian and wine writer and educator Jeremy Parzen will be discussing new trends and strategies that have emerged in the time of the global health crisis. Brian will also be sharing his insights about what to expect over the next year and beyond.
Brian Larky revolutionized the way Italian wine was imported and sold in the U.S. when he started his company Dalla Terra in 1989. Literally decades before anyone else envisioned an importing model that would save consumers money by working outside of the traditional three-tier system (importer-distributor-retailer/restaurateur), he began setting up regional distribution networks that allowed wineries to sell their wines directly to local vendors. Today, Dalla Terra brokers the sales of some of Italy’s most iconic wineries, including Vietti (Barolo), Casanova di Neri (Brunello di Montalcino), Adami (Prosecco), Selvapiana (Chianti), and so many more.
Jeremy Parzen has been writing about Italian food and wine for more than 20 years. He is a widely published authority on Italian gastronomy and viticulture and serves as an adjunct professor at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont where he teaches food and wine communications (in normal years). His blog Do Bianchi is considered to be a leading resource for Italian wine education.