“Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Era,” a webinar series on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the After COVID-19 Era, featuring top food and wine importers, distributors, and buyers from across the U.S.
“Open for Business: Italian Wine Trends and the Off-Premise Boom.”
Thursday, June 4
9 a.m. CST – 10 a.m. EST – 4 p.m. CET
With Spec’s Italian Wine Buyer Tom Dobson and Kroger Regional Beverage Manager Jaime De Leon.
Moderated by food and wine writer Jeremy Parzen.
For this webinar, the third in our ongoing series, two of the most important Italian wine buyers in the U.S. discuss current trends for the category. As restaurants have remained closed or are operating at less-than 100 percent capacity, “off-premise” retail wine sales have grown significantly. Italian wine, partly because it has not been subject to tariffs, represents a significant slice of the market. Writer Jeremy Parzen, a respected trade observer with an Italian focus, also offers his insights into what is giving certain brands an edge over others.