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  • 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

  • April 1st, 2017

    Rosé Tasting Photos

    Vias Imports' Rosé tasting on March 20th, 2017 at Agnelli Showroom in NYC was a real crowd-pleaser. Making their summer debut were all of Vias' Italian, Spanish, and French rosés from the 2016 vintage. Scroll through for photo highlights of the event, and check out the full album over at our Facebook page here!       

    FULL ALBUM HERE>>!

  • April 1st, 2017

    Vias is ready for the Grand Portfolio Tasting


    Vias Imports Ltd., a New York based Italian wine importer, will be hosting their annual Grand Portfolio Tasting on Monday, May 15th. Every spring, Vias invites their wine producers to come to New York to showcase their wines and represent the vastly diverse regions they hail from. From Italy alone, Vias imports from eighteen different wine-producing regions. The tasting will also feature wines from Vias’ distributor portfolio, including Spain, France, Portugal, Austria, Armenia, Lebanon, Argentina, and the U.S. Over 400 wines in total will be available to taste and around 90 producers present to tell their stories and relay an educational experience about the wines they create.

    The tasting will also include unique spirits and their producers from Italy, France, Colombia, Arizona, and New York.

    Guests can expect to explore the newly-released 2012 Brunello di Montalcino wines from producers such as Camigliano, Fossacolle, and La Poderina, 2013 Barbaresco from Produttori del Barbaresco, Nebbiolo from Piedmont’s Pecchenino, and freshly bottled 2016 whites and rosés from around the world. New wineries to the portfolio Castello di Spessa from Friuli, Fattoria del Teso from Tuscany, and Quinta da Romaneira from the Duoro region of Portugal will make their debuts into the market as well.

    The Vias Grand Portfolio Tasting promises to be an ideal opportunity to meet wine producers in person and gain insight into the intricate process that is winemaking. This event is free of charge and open to all members of the wine trade and wine lovers.

    This year, the tasting will be held at Spring Studios in TriBeCa from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15th. Those interested in attending can pre-register for the event through EventBoost or by emailing events@viaswine.com.

    Vias will also be hosting portfolio tastings in San Francisco and Los Angeles on May 17th and May 18th, respectively. Those interested in the California tastings can email events@viaswine.com for more information!

  • March 10th, 2017

    Vias Welcomes Castello di Spessa


    We are proud to welcome this stunning property to the Vias family! Castello Di Spessa Golf & Wine Resort is located in Capriva del Friuli, in one of the finest winegrowing areas in Italy. Their array of white wines come from Collio DOC and Isonzo DOC, including Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Friulano, and Sauvignon. The castle's history dates back to the 13th century and has housed many of Friuli's noble families over the years. Today, it exists as a winery, luxury hotel with two restaurants, and an 18-hole golf course. Find out more about Castello di Spessa on our website!