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  • November 22nd, 2017

    TOP 100 WINES OF 2017: Feudi del Pisciotto VERSACE Nero d’Avola 2015 and Produttori del Barbaresco RABAJA’ Barbaresco Riserva 2011 made the list!

    We are proud and honored to have two wines in the Best 100 wines of the year 2017: Feudi del Pisciotto Versace Nero d'Avola 2015 is #96 in the Top 100 by Wine Spectator and Produttori del Barbaresco Rabaja' Barbaresco Riserva 2011 is #2 in the Top 100 by Wine Enthusiast! Congratulations to Feudi del Pisciotto and Produttori del Barbaresco for these amazing achievements, which inspire all us at Vias Imports to go higher and higher! Bravissimi!!

  • November 10th, 2017

    Unforgettable San Leonardo Vertical Tasting at Wine Spectator

    It was a wonderful experience for us at Vias Imports to taste 12 vintages of Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT in an unforgettable vertical tasting held at Wine Spectator offices with senior editor Alison Napjus. The wine, whose first vintage was 1982, is considered one of the greatest Italian red wine and one of the first Bordeaux blend of Italy. It was owner Anselmo Guerrieri Gonzaga to tell the story of this amazing Italian estate and to guide the tasting of some of the best vintages ever produced: 1986 - 1988 - 1990- 1995- 1996- 1997- 1999- 2000 - 2004 - 2006 - 2007 - 2011. It was a real voyage in the history not only of San Leonardo and Trentino, but also of Italy itself, and an attestation of the greatness of this Italian wine treasure and its incredible aging potential.

  • October 24th, 2017

    San Leonardo Dinner at Le Cirque NYC

    DISCOVER THE WINES OF THE ALPS!

    SAN LEONARDO WINE TASTING DINNER

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2017 at 7pm

    More than 1000 years ago, it was a monastery, but for over 3 centuries now San Leonardo has served as the residence of the Marquis Guerrieri Gonzaga family, its proud custodians.

    Today, the San Leonardo estate is a garden of vineyards and roses, protected by the massive barrier of the Alps, which blunt the force of the cold northern winds, while the valley floor benefits from, and in turn releases, warmth from nearby Lake Garda.

    The Tenuta remains an ancient world, in which winemaking practices, still uncompromisingly artisanal, yield wines that are true gems of Italy’s wine tradition, marked by freshness, harmony, and an innate elegance.

    For more information and to book your seats, click here

  • Vias Tre Bicchieri Winners 2018
    October 19th, 2017

    Vias Tre Bicchieri Winners 2018

    We'd like to congratulate our seven Tre Bicchieri winners for 2018! This is a great honor from the Gambero Rosso organization, who we'd also like to thank for their recognition. For more information on Gambero Rosso and Tre Bicchieri, including the Vini d'Italia World Tour calendar, please visit www.gamberorosso.it

    Vias Tre Bicchieri Winners 2018 (click to visit each wine's profile)

    Vie di Romans Piere Sauvignon 2015

    San Leonardo 2013

    Bruni Oltreconfine Alicante 2015

    Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2014

    Rocca di Frassinello Rocca di Frassinello 2015

    Salvioni La Cerbaiola Brunello di Montalcino 2012

    Feudi del Pisciotto Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2015

  • Produttori del Barbaresco and Von Strasser winery among the Top 100 wineries of 2017 by Wine&Spirits magazine
    September 26th, 2017

    Produttori del Barbaresco and Von Strasser winery among the Top 100 wineries of 2017 by Wine&Spirits magazine

    We are thrilled to announce that Produttori del Barbaresco from Piedmont,  Italy, and Von Strasser winery from  Napa have been selected among the Top 100 wineries of 2017 by the prestigious Wine & Spirits magazine. To celebrate these top performing producers the magazine organizes every year the Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco. This year the tasting will be held at the City View at Metreon on October 10th . We'll be there pouring for Produttori del Barbaresco!  Follow this link for more info about the event and how to attend: http://wineandspiritsmagazine.com/top100

  • September 11th, 2017

    Vias Fall Tasting 2017

    Vias will be hosting our annual Fall Portfolio Tasting on Monday, September 18th at Il Gattopardo. RSVP now to events@viaswine.com to reserve your spot to taste over 100+ wines from throughout Italy, France, and beyond. *Trade only

  • June 6th, 2017

    Montonale Orestilla Lugana DOC 2015 is the best “white single varietal wine” of the world for DECANTER magazine

    A big congratulations to Montonale winery, the Girelli family and all their team, for being awarded the Platinum medal, Best in Show, in the recent Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, with their Orestilla Lugana DOC 2015. The wine is listed as the best white single -varietal wine of the world with 95 points. It was reviewed by Steven Spurrier, Decanter’s consultant editor, and one of the top wine journalist in the world, who was recently named “Decanter ‘s Man of the Year 2017”.  The magazine mainly focuses on wines available in the United Kingdom's market. Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is a wine competition founded in 2004 and is the world's biggest wine competition with over 15,000 entries per year. The results of the competition are published on Decanter's website and in Decanter's August edition.

  • May 30th, 2017

    Photo Contest Winners

    We are proud to announce the three winners of our Instagram Photo Contest, which we held during the Grand Portfolio Tasting in New York City on May 15th! The top three winners are:

    1. LeeAnn Mason (@leerobo09) - winner of a Coravin Model Two Plus Pack
    2. Kristin Small (@ksmallphilly) - winner of a Riedel Ultra Decanter
    3. Bruce Stevens (@a_vintners_tale) - winner of a Riedel Ouverture Wine Glass set
    We'd also like to mention our runners up, @societadelvino and @sansuena88, who also took several amazing photos of our event! We'd like to extend a big thank-you to all of those who attended and participated in the photo contest. Your creativity, enthusiasm for the tasting, and passion for Italian wines is so very appreciated!

  • May 30th, 2017

    Photo Highlights – Grand Portfolio Tasting NYC 2017

    On Monday, May 15th 2017, Vias hosted our annual Grand Portfolio Tasting in New York City. Scroll through to see some photo highlights of the event, held at Spring Studios in TriBeCa. Make sure to check out the full album here on our Facebook page!

    All photos by Jolie Photography NYC

    FULL ALBUM HERE >>

  • May 9th, 2017

    VIAS Grand Portfolio Tasting NYC – May 15th at Spring Studios, 12-6pm

    Hear the stories. Feel the passion. Taste the distinctive flavors of each region. We invite you on a voyage of discovery into the art of wine making. Our annual Grand Portfolio Tasting is the best opportunity to meet our producers and explore our vastly diverse portfolio of wines spanning eighteen different Italian regions, and more. 91+ producers from around the world -280 Italian wines -160 wines from France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, The U.S., Lebanon, and Armenia -Spirits from Italy, France, the U.S., and Colombia RSVP here: www.eventboost.com