Taste with Paolo in Boulder, Houston, and San Francisco this week and next

Happy Hour with Paolo Cantele
Highland City Club
Friday, March 2

5:30-8:30 p.m.
$30 per person
including 4 wines and light bites

Register: adminteam@highlandcityclub.com or
Boulder Wine Merchant at (303) 443-6761.

The Grand Hall
Highland City Club
885 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder CO 80302
(303) 443-4430


Taste of Italy/Slow Wine
Hilton Post Oak
Monday, March 5

11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hilton Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston TX 77056
(713) 961-9300

Register online.


Taste of Puglia with Paolo Cantele
Ideale Restaurant
Wednesday, March 7

7:00 p.m.
$55 per person
not including tax and gratuity

Call (415) 391-4129 to reserve.

Ideale Restaurant
1309 Grant Ave.
San Francisco CA 94133
(415) 391-4129

A great trip to the U.S. & congratulations to Vias (a note from Paolo)

vias portfolio tasting

A note from Paolo Cantele:

I’ve just returned from the U.S. where Vias Imports, our importer for the U.S. market, just finished up its annual portfolio tasting with all of the wineries it imports.

The tour made three stops: New York, Boston, and Scottsdale.

My family and I have been really happy with the U.S. sales of our Salice Salentino Riserva 2009. My impression is that what’s happening in the U.S. is similar to what’s happening in many European markets: wine lovers are looking to maximize the price-quality ratio in the wines that they buy and our Salice is a great value.

But I’ve also seen that higher-priced wines are also doing well, like our Amativo, one of our top sellers in the North American market.

This year’s tour marked Vias’ 30th anniversary.

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to everyone at the Vias team. And thanks to all our friends in the U.S. for making it such a great trip for me!

—Paolo Cantele

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