True to its slogan: The Perfect Wine for Every Moment, Clive Faustin, Wine Artist, Romar Trading Company hosted a delicious luncheon on behalf of Santa Margherita Winery.
Faustin who is the wine portfolio and account leader at Romar Trading, presented his guests with an afternoon of pure enjoyment, pouring Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, and Chianti Classico Riserva, greatly appreciated by guests as they discovered the delights of the perfectly chilled glass of wine with great Italian cooking..
In the 1970’s, Anthony Terlato became the #1 importer of premium Italian wines to the USA. He believed there was an opportunity for quality Italian wines beyond traditional Italian restaurant wine lists, and he believed wine lovers were ready to experience a truly high-end Italian white. While in Italy, he explored a range of regions and varietals and determined that Pinot Grigio was the wine that could revolutionize the perception of Italian wines in high-end restaurants. In a restaurant in Italy, he ordered all 18 Pinot Grigios on the list and tasted every one. When he tasted Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio from the Marzotto family, he knew he had found his varietal and the proper relationship.
Tony has been called “the father of Pinot Grigio” and “one of the most accomplished wine personalities on the planet” for pioneering regions, varietals and brands from around the world. Pioneering the Pinot Grigio category in America with Santa Margherita, he created the most successful brand and established Pinot Grigio as a much-loved varietal around the world. Crisp, elegant Santa Margherita remains the leading Pinot Grigio brand and still captures the imagination of wine lovers across countries.
Guests at Hostaria da Vittorio’s raised their glass to Anthony Terlato – an innovator and pioneer who created the Pinot Grigio category and opened the door for Pinot Grigio and many high-end Italian wines.
The private luncheon at Hostaria da Vittorio’s, included the island’s top chefs, restaurateurs, and retailers of the brand. Lunch was organized as a special recognition for their dedication and passion for Santa Margherita Wines.
Hostaria Da Vittorio’s owner, master-chef Vittorio Muscariello presented his most delectable dishes, including a Prosciutto and mozzarella appetizer, Osso Bucco and risotto main course and profiteroles for dessert. Faustin replenished the glasses, first the bubbly Prosecco, then the Pinot Grigio with the appetizer, and the Chianti Classico with the main course, and dessert.
Pictured here snapshots from a most-enjoyable event.
The Santa Margherita winery counts eighty years of “actual” history, however, it has enjoyed more than two centuries of business-activities in the Veneto! Founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr., it revolutionized wine drinking and succeeded in producing Italy’s most favorite vino! Today, Santa Margherita wines are known for their strong consumer appeal and great accessibility along with their modern winemaking edge. They are available worldwide in over 70 countries and are poured in Aruba at all premier restaurants.