“This is a very exciting time for Zonin USA as we embark on a new journey,” said Tim Matz, General Manager and Vice President of Zonin USA, Inc.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014
“From Italy with Love” show starring Francesco Zonin, Vice President of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A is set to air on Cooking Channel on Wednesday, November 5 (9:30 p.m., ET). Additional episodes are available for viewing on “From Italy with Love’s” YouTube channel beginning Monday, October 20 and another on October 27. The new show will be available in 60 million U.S. television households–– Cooking Channel, a top-rated specialty channel owned by Scripps Networks Interactive dedicated to today’s passionate food lover.
The lifestyle contest show gives three American contestants the opportunity of a lifetime–– to be whisked away to Italy, Venice and Tuscany to be exact, for a chance to start their own business in the United States. There they competed in food and wine competitions and ultimately learned how to communicate, dress, live, and most importantly cook like an Italian. Francesco Zonin and his advisers will take into account not only the taste of the dishes that are served, but also everything from décor to technique and presentation.
“Pietro Morelli and his team have brilliantly captured the essence of Italian living,” said Francesco Zonin. “The series gives you a genuine inside look of the Italian lifestyle and I’m looking forward to share this with the viewers.”
The judges along side Francesco Zonin included Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey’s Essentials, Dario Cecchini famous butcher of Antica Macelleria Cecchini in Panzano in Chianti, Italian TV Celebrity Chef Fabrizio Nonis and Alessandro Gallo, head winemaker at Castello d’Albola Estate in Radda in Chianti. The candidates–– Katie Meyers, Lynn Borges, and Lesroy Lourde, got to immerse themselves in the Italian lifestyle, an extraordinary experience for all.
“This is a very exciting time for Zonin USA as we embark on a new journey,” said Tim Matz, General Manager and Vice President of Zonin USA, Inc. “The series is part of our overall marketing strategy while utilizing our brand talent. We have been very selective in getting into TV, but this model enhances our overall brand strategy and allows us to share our story with a new audience.”
The series is produced by Jonathan Franklin 2601 Productions LLC. Pietro Morelli is director and producer. For behind the scenes interviews with contestants and tidbits, visit fromitalywithlovetv.com.
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Since 1821, the Zonin family, seven generations of winemakers in northern Italy, has owned and
operated Casa Vinicola Zonin. The Zonin family’s portfolio includes nine wineries located in seven of the most renowned wine regions in Italy. Today, the Zonin Family Estates cover a total of 9,800 acres of land, 5,000 of which are dedicated to vineyards. An additional 1,200 acres, 225 of which are dedicated to vineyards located at Barboursville Estate in Virginia, USA.