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  • Tradition and New (Female) Faces: Meet the Future of Italian Wine
    He left us at the age of 84, Lucio Caputo, one of the most central figures of the Italian community in New York. To remember him, we are publishing the last video we recorded with him in the Spring.
  • Some of the "Wine Leaders Awards" winners with Lucio Caputo, President of the Italian Wine & Food Institute honoring Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York . Photo Credit Iwona Adamczyk
    A sparkling occasion to celebrate and award Italian wines and their constantly increasing success in the US market. The 33rd edition of the gala, hosted by the Italian Wine and Food Institute and his president Dr. Lucio Caputo, dazzled the crowd of media personalities and VIPs with an elegant ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan’s Essex House. The event is organized under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to the US in Washington, Armando Varricchio with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and in collaboration with the ICE - Italian Trade Commission. Special awardees of the night included Ambassador Sebastiano Curdi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York, and Dr. Maurizio Forte, the Italian Trade Commissioner.
  • Alcuni dei vincitori dei "Wine Leaders Awards" con, sula destra, il Presidente dell'Italian Wine & Food Institute, Lucio Caputo e l’Ambasciatore Sebastiano Cardi, Rappresentate Permanente presso le Nazioni Unite. Foto di Iwona Adamczyk
    New York 27 marzo - Assegnati i “Wine Leader Awards” per il 2018. Con un grandissimo successo si è tenuta lunedì 26 marzo, sotto l'alto patronato dell’Ambasciatore Italiano a Washington, Armando Varricchio, la 33ma edizione del GALA ITALIA. La grande manifestazione italiana si è svolta nella elegante Grand Ballroom dell’Essex House di Manhattan gremita di giornalisti e VIP che hanno potuto degustare i grandi vini italiani che lo scorso novembre, durante la presidenza italiana, sono stati presentati al Consiglio di Sicurezza dell’ONU.
  • The presence important Italian wine producers will give an even greater appeal to GALA ITALIA—the longest running promotional event for Italian wines in the U.S.—and stimulate the interest of the American wine press. Guests will have the opportunity to taste the same special wines that were donated to the Ambassadors of the Member Nations of the UN Security Council and pair them with a carefully constructed menu that highlights the characteristics of the wines.
  • Gilberto Benetton, Chairman of Autogrill
    The “GEI AWARD 2017” will be awarded to Gilberto Benetton, Chairman of Autogrill, as announced by the president of GEI - Gruppo Esponenti Italiani, Lucio Caputo. The award ceremony will take place on October 5th during a Gala held in the Ballroom of one of Manhattan’s most elegant hotels.
  • Jointly organized by the Italian Wine & Food Institute and the Italian Trade Commission, Wonderful Italian Wines for Summertime was a special wine and food tasting event exhibiting the best summer wines, especially Spumanti,Rosé, Prosecco and Moscato, and food specialties from Italy prepared by Serafina, Le Cirque and SD26 restaurants.
  • The Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Wine & Food Institute organized a day-long tasting of delicious whites, rosés and sparkling wines (Prosecco, Moscato and Brachetto) for the press and insiders of the wine business promoting light and crisp wines that will cool down any hot summer day.