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Soave, the white gold of Northern Italy with Ciro Pirone

Soave, the white gold of Northern Italy with Ciro Pirone

Webinar Abstract:

Soave is undoubtedly one of Italy's noble white wines. Although the wines of Soave lived through a turbulent past, they are finally back at the top where they belong.

Join us in learning how the wines, crafted with the indigenous Garganega grape, express the unique volcanic terroir of Soave in multi-faceted ways.

Presenter: Ciro Pirone

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy.  Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.

In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild and the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET). In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace.  Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer  a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

Ciro will lead our next Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 online, instructor-led program launching Feb 25th 2019. Learn More

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