Amarone Families Celebrate a Weekend of Successes and Awards

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Top Producers of Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Host Noteworthy Events in Washington, D.C. and Receive International Recognitions

The Association of Amarone Families, comprised of the 12 most prestigious producers of the Veneto’s signature red wine, organized successful events for the NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) 40th anniversary and at the Italian Embassy this weekend. This past Saturday, the association received recognition from the NIAF as a symbol of Italian wine excellence in the world following an exclusive tasting organized for NIAF members. On Monday, nearly 170 members of the press and trade came to the Italian Embassy to attend a guided tasting of select Amarone vintages, as well as a walk-around tasting.

The weekend also marked other successes for the Amarone Families. In Italy, eight out of twelve producers received the “Tre Bicchieri” (three glasses) award, a rating that indicates excellence, released by the premier Italian wine guide, Gambero Rosso. Of these, Allegrini also won “Winery of the Year.”

“The ‘Appassimento” technique makes Amarone stand out from any other denomination,” commented Marilisa Allegrini, President of the Amarone Families. “Amarone is a complex, unique wine whose story must be told. I thank all wine trade and consumers who appreciate our wine and support our promotional efforts. The US market is the most important one for Italian wine and it’s critical to keep doing educational activities with key players in the market.”

About Amarone Families
Twelve historical producers of the celebrated Amarone wine (Allegrini, Begali, Brigaldara, Masi, Musella, Guerrieri Rizzard, Speri, Tedeschi, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Tommasi, Venturini, Zenato) joined in the association “Amarone Families” in 2009, combining their rich tradition with exceptional craftsmanship and standards in winemaking. The association's goal, forged among the producers located on the green hills of the Valpolicella area just outside Verona, in the Veneto region of Italy, is to promote the tradition and quality of Amarone, one of the finest Italian reds, to international markets. Visit us at http://www.amaronefamilies.it.

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Kati Stadum, Colangelo & Partners Public Relations
kstadum(at)colangelopr(dot)com/ +1-646-624-2885 ext. 228

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