Author Archives: Jack

About Jack

Anyone who's ever met me knows of my passion for all things Italian—most especially, wine. A more than 30 year career in sales, management, training and motivational speaking in the food distribution and service business for SYSCO, US Foods and PFG/ROMA, has prepared me to successfully found this business that brings one of my most favorite pieces of Italy home. I'm a graduate of the University of Saint Thomas, Houston, Texas, and an active member of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, the latter of which has allowed me to travel extensively throughout many corners of Italy and connect with the most magnificent boutique vineyards and bring their outstanding wines to Texas.

Negresco

Region: Garda Classico, Italy
Grapes: 40% Groppello, 20% Marzemino, 20% Sangiovesse, 20% Barbera

Negresco is a modern, “New World” style blending. It is full bodied and rich in fruit and spices. With one year in french barriques it posseses a fine and rare balance. Pair this wine with roasted meats and pastas with red sauce.

Beviamo!

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”  — Benjamin Franklin

This famous thought never ceases to bring a smile to my face. It makes me feel that my devotion to discovering and enjoying the fine wines of one of the most revolutionary destinations in this world is somehow sanctioned by a higher power. Perhaps that’s my way of justifying my love for the grape? In any case … Beviamo vino!