For over 10 years, we’ve been living and traveling in Italy, searching for savory, terroir-driven wines from a kaleidoscope of grape varieties, soils, and producers. We import what we enjoy at home: edgy daily-drinkers, farmer fizz, arcane geeky wines, fine wines, unapologetically traditional wines, iconoclastic wines that defy category and dogma, and nips from our small portfolio of Italian craft spirits.
Wine that’s made honestly and thoughtfully can be a metaphor, a glimpse into a country’s unique places, people, and history. We feel that we’re in the midst of another revolution in Italian wine. No other country is producing such diverse and increasingly terroir-driven wines, with such diverse and enticing culinary traditions, as Italy.
These are good times, tempi belli, to be at the table with Italian wines, and we are proud to be a small part of getting them to you and your table.
Some of our projects and focuses:
FUSO21: Edgy Daily-Drinkers: We offer daily drinkers that are from growers rather than from tank farms. FUSO21 wines are a buck or two more than the industrial stuff, but we believe in quality and in economic sustainability for the grower and the land. We also believe that there are lots of folks who will pay a smidgeon more for a daily drinker with some character, e.g. Barbera from Walter Massa, or Verdicchio from Belisario instead of any-old Pinot Grigio.
Anima: Italian Craft Spirits: This is our growing portfolio. As we say in Italian the materia prima counts. We only use raw ingredients that are local and of the highest quality.