Paolo at Esquin Wine Merchants, Seattle

Seattle, Washington gave a warm welcome to Paolo Cantele last night at Esquin Wine Merchants, one of the top brick-and-mortar and online wine retailers on the west coast of the United States. “People liked all the wines; they all sold well,” said Jameson Fink, European wine buyer, wine blogger extraordinaire, and social media guru. “I […]

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Paolo Cantele in Seattle today…

In case you’re sleepless in Seattle this evening, you can catch up with Paolo at Esquin Wine Merchants. Here are the details for tonight’s “sit-down” tasting with Paolo. And in case you can’t be there, check out Esquin Wine Merchants’ online retail site, MadWine.com, which offers a wonderful selection of the Cantele family’s wines.

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It’s that time of year! The wine fairs begin again…

A few weeks ago, I led a seminar on “Wine Marketing 2.0” at the University of Lecce thanks to the gracious invitation by Prof. Amedeo Maizza and Dr. Paola Scorrano. It was the first time I didn’t something like this. It went well and I enjoyed it. I hope the students liked it, too! There’s […]

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“Cantele Primitivo pairs well with nearly everything.”

General Manger at Il Fornaio in Seattle Ross Lincoff (above) has been working in the food and wine business for 35 years. Originally from Southern California, he settled in Seattle in 1990 and has been working with Il Fornaio for the last 6½ years. We recently caught up with Ross and asked him his thoughts […]

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Cantele and Puglia in Tokyo at Ostuni

In this case, I’m talking about Ostuni in Tokyo, one of our clients… not Ostuni, the beloved “white city” found in the province of Brindisi (Puglia). For those who speak Japanese, you can find all the information at www.piacerebuonvino-ostuni.com. But here are some notes for the rest of you. Ostuni is a restaurant-wine bar that […]

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