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Sergio Esposito of Italian Wine Merchants
The idea is about as far from that of dusty wine shops as the famed Osteria di Passignano is from Olive Garden. It's something that, as a brainchild of Naples-born Sergio Esposito, began creeping into the world of wine collectors in 1999 and has now grown into the absolute authority in its field. Italian Wine Merchants offers its clients a product which wine enthusiasts and collectors are hard-pressed to find elsewhere: expertise in Italian wine as a product, but even more importantly, expertise in Italian wine as a complete experience. The concept is one that we champion at Select Italy, and it only seemed natural to sit with Esposito to share thoughts on the wonderful world of Italian wine. "Italian wine, like Italian food, is simultaneously no big deal and the biggest deal possible… like the love of your family; you don't usually think of it as a special treat, but you need it and thrive because of it all the same." Sergio Esposito's poignant words in his recently released memoir, "Passion on the Vine," reflect his approach to wine. For Italians, Esposito, and Italian Wine Merchants (Esposito's company which offers wine retail ...

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