After a September and October on the move, Susanna Santini (#supersusanna on our social networks), our sales manager, keeps going, promoting Panizzi as a True Innovator of Vernaccia di San Gimignano with two special trips: first in and around London and then the inevitable appointment of Giro d'Italia at Licata Vini. Here are all the details and some photos.
Rochester, Canterbury e Londra
Susanna wants to kick off the newly started collaboration with Vinissimo in the best possible way. Vinissimo is one of the most important Italian wines importer in the UK, so it was well worth to be there in person and transfer in person all the value, beauty, excellent taste of the "best white wine in the world". We are convinced to havenothing less than that in our hands: a precious product to be tasted calmly and in tranquillity.
The tour starts then, in Rochester, the city of Charles Dickens: Susanna bets everything on Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG and Vigna Santa Margherita, she reveals the mysteries and secrets to enjoy it at its best to all Vinissimo agents, in particular having lunch at the restaurant Olive & Capperi.
Next stop, Canterbury, where Susanna feels a bit "at home", not only for the good food of the good Italian restaurants visited with Massimo, Vinissimo agent, but mostly because in this city the Via Francigena begins, a road traveled by pilgrims of all ages to reach Rome, the center of Christianity, and that goes through San Gimignano.
In Richmond, Susanna was accompanied by agent Bruno to the Pig's Ears, where the owner Jihad Rahbani welcomed her warmly.
Final stop: London and in particular restaurants 500 and Bosa, visited with Vinissimo agent Loris. The London experience ended with a toast with Paul Santoro, owner of Vinissimo.
Heartfelt thanks, then, to all the staff and clients, for taking us on the market and for a genuinely warm welcoming in this autumn and winter that are just at the beginning.
Giro d'Italia at Licata Vini
Giro d'Italia is the major event that Licata Vini, a corner of Italy moved to Belgium, Diepenbeek, organizes every fall Three days dedicated to Italian wine that crosses a massive selection, over 350 wines from over 70 wineries. An unmissable event for lovers of wine, is open to the general public that the wine and food professionals.
The location has been set for Hangar 58 in Bokrijk: the entry includes both the free tasting of all exhibited wines and a dish of choice from Licata Vini Food Corner. An aoutstanding attendance, a nice atmosphere and so much interest. Susanna presented Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Vigna Santa Margherita and Reserva for tasting, in addition to Chianti Vertunno.
In the evening, Susanna had a nice dinner at Peppe's, a historic Licata Vini client, whom we thank, together with all the friends met and especially our friends of Licata Vini.