Facts & Stories
A sparkling occasion to celebrate and award Italian wines and their constantly increasing success in the US market. The 33rd edition of the gala, hosted by the Italian Wine and Food Institute and his president Dr. Lucio Caputo, dazzled the crowd of media personalities and VIPs with an elegant ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan’s Essex House. The event is organized under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to the US in Washington, Armando Varricchio with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and in collaboration with the ICE - Italian Trade Commission. Special awardees of the night included Ambassador Sebastiano Curdi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York, and Dr. Maurizio Forte, the Italian Trade Commissioner.