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Wilson Daniels Announces “The Italians Are Coming!”: The 2015 winemaker tour highlights the newly expanded portfolio from acclaimed wine regions of Italy

St. Helena, CA (May 29, 2015) — Wilson Daniels’ Italian winery partners will unite next month, June 9-12, 2015, in three distinct locations across the U.S. for the first-ever “The Italians Are Coming!” tour, showcasing the growing influence of some of Italy’s hottest producers in the company’s prestigious portfolio.

The tour will kick off in Houston, Texas, move to Atlanta, Georgia, and finish in Washington, D.C., with winemaker dinners, tastings and other events centered on introducing the trade, media and consumers to Wilson Daniels’ new Italian partners and wine selections: Buglioni, Castello di Volpaia, Coronato, Elvio Cogno, Insoglio del Cinghiale, Prelius and Tenuta Sette Cieli. Winemakers and winery principals will present their wines to offer in-depth perspectives on their respective estates.

Coravin is a supporting sponsor for the event, the system that has revolutionized restaurant wine by-the-glass listings and wine tasting offerings. The Coravin device has opened the wine trade to the unique opportunity to pour limited-release and older vintages that otherwise would have remained for sale only by the bottle. Attendees will see and taste first-hand how the innovative system works with the Italian wines poured at each of the tour’s events.

Event dates and times for each location are as follows:

Monday, June 8, 2015 – Houston, TX
(2pm-5pm) Trade and Media Tasting
(6pm-8pm) Consumer and Media Tasting
(6pm-9pm ) Winemaker Collector Tasting – Elvio Cogno

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – Atlanta, GA
(3pm-5pm) Trade and Media Tasting
(6pm-8pm) Consumer and Media Tasting

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – Atlanta, GA
(6:30pm-8pm) Consumer Retail Tasting
(6:30pm-8:30pm) Winemaker Dinner – Buglioni and Castello de Volpaia

Thursday, June 11, 2015 – Baltimore, MD
(1pm-2pm) Trade and Media Tasting
(2pm-4pm) Trade, Consumer and Media Tasting
(6:30pm-8pm) Consumer Retail Tasting
(7pm-9pm) Winemaker Dinner – Tenuta Sette Cieli

Friday, June 12, 2015 – Washington, D.C.
(4pm-7pm) Consumer Retail Tasting
(4pm-7pm) Consumer Retail Tasting

Register to attend any of the events by contacting Wilson Daniels by phone at 707-967-1863, by email at public_relations@wilsondaniels.com or visit www.wilsondaniels.com for more information about the tour and the participating wineries.

About Wilson Daniels
Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a family-owned importer and marketer representing a portfolio of luxury wines and spirits. Based in Napa Valley, Wilson Daniels upholds the high standards set by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels — with a keen focus on long-term strategic partnerships with family-owned and operated properties that possess a profound respect for terroir.

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May 29, 2015
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Wilson Daniels Announces “The Italians Are Coming!”: The 2015 winemaker tour highlights the newly expanded portfolio from acclaimed wine regions of Italy