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  • Thank you, Evo in Portland (Maine), for a wonderful Pugliese-Calabrese evening!

    Octopus was just one of the spectacular dishes served as part of a southern Italian menu created by Evo Kitchen + Bar this week in Portland, Maine.

    The occasion was a wine dinner featuring the wines of Cantele and Librandi (from Calabria).

    From left below, that’s Paolo Librandi, Paolo Cantele, Gianni Cantele, and Kelly Nelson, Evo’s general manager Kelly Nelson.

    What an amazing night between the flavors of Calabria and Puglia, a wonderful group of food and wine lovers, and the superb staff at Evo where the food (as you can see from the photo above) was as beautiful as it was tasty.

    Thank you, Evo, for such a wonderful night in Portland!

    Top image via the Evo Facebook.

  • Cantele wines on their way to the U.S.!

    You may have seen the news on the Shanken News Daily blog or on WineBusiness.com: Cantele is now imported in the U.S. by legacy importer Winebow.

    The Cantele family couldn’t be more thrilled by this new and exciting partnership. And the best news is that Winebow has decided to bring some of the estate’s top wines to the U.S. for the first time.

    The first containers are expected to land shortly and they will include the follow wines:

    Chardonnay
    Teresa Manara Chardonnay (NEW!)
    Rosato
    Primitivo
    Salice Salentino
    Teresa Manara Negroamaro (NEW!)
    Amativo

    There are a few other labels that will be making the voyage across the Atlantic as well and we’ll post updates here on the blog as they come in.

    But in the meantime, our English-language blogger will be posting technical info and tasting notes for all the wines that will be landing in just a few weeks. He was recently in Salento where he visited the winery and sat down with export manager Paolo Cantele to taste all the new releases headed for the states.

    Stay tuned: We’ll post the first in the series later this week.

    Hello U.S.A.! Here we come!