Kobrand Corporation Offers Sixth Annual Tour d’Italia

PURCHASE, NY–(Marketwired – August 25, 2017) – Kobrand Corporation, a leading wine and spirits importer and marketer with a distinguished portfolio of hand-selected brands from around the world, announces the sixth annual “Kobrand Tour d’Italia,” an eight-city tour of the world’s most iconic Italian wine brands. The tour features trade tastings and wine events to explore the exclusive Italian wine portfolio.

Kobrand’s Tour d’Italia begins in Chicago, IL on Monday, September 11th, travels throughout the Midwest and concludes on Thursday, September 21st in New York, NY. The collection of wines to be shown are from the major Italian wine-producing regions: Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Piedmont in the North, the more central regions of Tuscany and Umbria and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Guests are invited to meet with the winemakers or principals to enjoy the exceptional terroir-driven wines that demonstrate the depth and breadth of Italy.

“The Kobrand Tour d’Italia provides trade and consumers an exceptional opportunity to experience the entire collection of iconic Italian wine brands within the Kobrand portfolio,” said Kobrand President and CEO Robert T. DeRoose. “Each year the tour visits different locations throughout the country — this year we are concentrating on the Midwest — presenting the rare occasion to taste, meet and discuss the wines on an intimate level with each producer.”

Kobrand’s Italian winemakers or principals will present their portfolios.

  • Colleen McKettrick: Tenuta San Guido
  • Niccolò Finizzola: Tenuta di Biserno
  • Giovanna Moretti: Tenuta Sette Ponti, Feudo Maccari
  • Emilia Nardi: Tenute Silvio Nardi
  • Giovanni Folonari: Tenuta di Nozzole, Tenute del Cabreo, Tenuta Campo al Mare, Tenuta La Fuga, Tenuta TorCalvano
  • Giacomo Boscaini: Masi Agricola
  • Michele Chiarlo: Michele Chiarlo
  • Alberto Medici: Medici Ermete
  • Roberto Pighin: Fernando Pighin & Figli

The tour destinations include Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Denver, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and New York City.

For more information, visit Kobrand’s event page, http://www.kobrandwineandspirits.com/events, the tour’s Icons of Italian Wine Facebook page or follow on Twitter @ItalyWineIcons and #ItalianTour.


Please RSVP below

Monday Sept 11th, Chicago, IL

2:00 – 5:00pm

Peninsula Hotel

108 E Superior St

Chicago, IL 60611

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Tuesday, Sept. 12th, Detroit, MI

2:00 – 5:00pm

The Reserve

245 S. Eton Street

Birmingham, MI 48009

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Wednesday, Sept. 13th, Kansas City, MO

2:00 – 5:00pm


900 W. 48th Place

Kansas City, MO 64112

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Thursday, Sept. 14th, Denver, CO

2:00 – 5:00pm

Union Station

1701 Wynkoop

Denver, CO 80202

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Monday, Sept. 18th, Dallas, TX

2:00 – 5:00pm

SER at the Hilton Anatole

2201 N Stemmons Fwy,

Dallas, TX 75207

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Tuesday, Sept. 19th, Houston, TX


Hotel Granduca

1080 Uptown Park Blvd

Houston, TX 77056

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Wednesday, Sept. 20th, New Orleans, LA

2:00 – 5:00pm

Ritz Carlton – French Quarter Bar

921 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

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Thursday, Sept. 21st, New York, NY

2:00 – 5:00pm

The Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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About Kobrand Corporation

Founded in 1944, Kobrand Corporation remains one of the few family-owned wine and spirits companies in the United States. Kobrand’s portfolio of fine wine and spirits was meticulously selected according to a single, unerring principle: quality. This continued focus has made the Kobrand name synonymous with wines and spirits of the highest caliber for almost 75 years. Kobrand is the exclusive agent for an outstanding selection of fine wines, spirits and sakes from key regions around the world, including the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand. For more information, about Kobrand and our portfolio visit http://www.Kobrandwineandspirits.com.

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