Over the weekend, I scurried between Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where a dear friend was getting married. Now there’s a place where you can see the Italian influence. Having worked briefly in Westchester County some time ago, I was reminded of the affinity that New Yorkers have with Italian wine, often because it is part of their cultural roots.
But the shining light that Italy keeps shining into my brain with laser-like precision is the currency of their energy. And the fortunate few who are young and connected by family or luck to be in the wine business are traveling with the speed of that light to bring a needed vitality to places like Texas. And I couldn’t be happier about it.
Poggio Verrano, you see the spirit of service with an instinct that she could only have inherited from a master marketer like her grandfather Franco (I’m sure her mother as well had a big part in it). Valentina engages is a way which is so uniquely Bolla-esque, and I mean that in the best way (like her grandfather). We are all descended from tiny drops of spirit matter from our parents and our grandparents, and Valentina will take Italian wine well into a healthy future.
photo montage by Christine Crawford
Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore are a pretty easy sell, and with Michele’s LVMH experience, he packages Sauvignon (sans "magic potion) and Ribolla as if it were Krug. Yeah, we’re in good hands.
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