Joe Bastianich @ Meregalli HQ, Monza.

On June 19th, I had the pleasure of attending a special event at the offices of our Italian distributor, Meregalli, featuring Joe Bastianich. Joe presented his new book, “Restaurant Man” along with the full spectrum of wines we produce.

From the very beginning of the winery in 1998, Joe and Lidia have always been concerned about reaching the Italian market. Meregalli and Bastianich have been working together for about 2 and a half years, and things keep on improving every year. It has been a great fit between producer and distributor, and the growth of the Bastianich wines with the Italian peninsula continues.

Here are some pics from the very well-organized event: JB_Meregallis

L to R: Giuseppe Meregalli, son Marcello Meregalli and Joe Bastianich

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Joe Bastianich addressing the group…

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Specially-commissioned portrait of Joe created in unique media… including salt and 2008 CALABRONE!

The main event was a lunch tasting where each of the wines were paired with a special creation. The most interesting were the combinations with 2008 PLUS, paired with rasted veal and toasted gorgonzola and with 2008 Calabrone, paired with a squab carpaccio with a chocolate sauce (sounds strange, but it was fantastic!)

Congrats and thanks to the whole staff and crew who made this event so special!

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