"Curti", in Neapolitan dialect, is an adjective used to describe people who have a 'below normal height. Luigi and Antonio Ceriello, two brothers of St. Anastasia, a village on the slopes of Monte Somma in the Vesuvian area, they were dwarfs lilipuziani why the name '' 'e curti ". After touring the entire Italian peninsula, they decided to return to his homeland and to use the advantages of the enormous cultural baggage acquired during the work over the years in circus shows. They traveled a lot and gained a great knowledge of wines and culinary traditions of the various Italian regions.
42 Below vodka is produced at the south of the world: in the 42nd parallel south, in New Zealand. Is produced directly from the wheat, distilled three times, then reduced degree with source water and redistilled. This distillation is unique in the world, the distillate is filtered through 35 filters, the water used comes from a very pure water table in a volcanic area.
At 45 West, we craft spirits of adventure. Nestled deep in the Leicestershire countryside, the 45 West distillery, is a spirit lovers wonderland. Distilled by hand our products encompass what it is to be truly artisan. 45 West are more than just purveyors of great British spirits, we create aspirational brands, venues for true drink enthusiasts and offer a helping hand to those looking to enter the world of artisan distilling.
The Abbazia di Novacella is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern side of the Alps. The mineral-rich soils, the elevation (1,970 ft – 2,950 ft) and the cool climate are all factors which explain the intense aromas and flavours as well as fruity, mouth-watering acidity found in our wines produced from the typical white Valle Isarco valley grape varieties. The long drawn-out ripening period extending well into the autumn is crucial. The most widely-grown vines in our vineyards around Varna just north of Bressanone are Sylvaner, Kerner, Gewürztraminer and Veltliner.
The production process at Varela Hermanos S. A. starts with the distillation of alcohol from the juice of the sugarcane and the rum from molasses. Each year during the dry season (January through May) the company’s workforce in Pesé, made up of more than 200 permanent employees and 300 harvest time employees, set out to cut more than 50,000 tons of sugarcane from approximately 800 hectares of cultivated land owned by the company. The company counts with two bottling plants; one in Pesé in the province of Herrera, where Seco Herrerano is mainly bottled; another at the capital, in the province of Panama, where national brands such as Ron Abuelo, Ron Cortez, Gin Caballito and others are bottled.
Acetaia Cazzola Fiorini was born in 1919 from Emilian families, tied to their land and to their traditions and passion for food products of excellence.
Starting from the reserve of the family Fiorini, (producers of "traditional vinegar" from Modena and wines from Emilia since 1919), we produce balsamic vinegar of Modena, creams and dressings balsamic and wine vinegars.
For over 90 years Adami has produced only Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG and Prosecco DOC Treviso in its various types and expressions, both traditional and more modern, linked to the diversity of each single hill.
The Kamut family cultivates 46 hectares, including 35 apple trees tall that produce specific fruits for the production of cider. It never treatments on their own apple trees and never uses chemical fertilizers. His whole Calvados is produced exclusively from their collection.
Our company, which produces the famous wines of the Langa region, is “only” 24 years old. In the wine universe, that is truly “young.” But we believe that the most important factor when producing these wines is not age, but dedication to tradition. We believe in young, talented, and capable people with clear and achievable goals. We have been practicing organic agriculture for years, because we want to leave our soil in a better state than we found it in. All of our choices are based on our respect for the environment, for those who work with us, and for our clients.
Four generations tell the story of Albino Rocca winery, it is a winemaking tradition that we continue through our own work yet is guided by those who preceded us; our grandfather Albino and our father Angelo Rocca. Today, as in the past, we are constantly in search of the highest quality wines that express the characteristics, purity and elegance that are so recognizably linked with the territory of Barbaresco.
At the beginning of the 20's, the Valtellina area is struck by poverty and emigration. As it often happens in these situations, necessities and the desire to improve one's life manage to enliven one's proactive spirit to escape hardships.
“If you don't throw all your heart in it and dare when you are strong enough, you might never end up doing a lot of things in your life!”. Aldo Rainoldi would hear his grandfather, whose first name he shares, repeating this over and over again when talking about the beginning of his career as a Valtellina’s small businessman. In these few words we can find all the strong ambition of the very man who started the venture of Rainoldi Wine House.
Designed and built exclusively to produce Metodo Classico TRENTODOC and Metodo Charmat sparkling wines, the cellar is a single, high-tech, highly functional structure.
Angostura is one of the Caribbean's leading rum producers with a superb collection of rum brands and is the world's market leader for bitters. These include: rum brands like Angostura® 1824, Angostura® 1919, Angostura® Single Barrel Reserve, White Oak, Forres Park Puncheon, Black Label, Royal Oak, Angostura® Reserva, Angostura® 5 year old, Angostura® 7 year old rum and; the Angostura® AMARO, Angostura® orange bitters, Angostura® aromatic bitters and a signature beverage Angostura® Lemon Lime and Bitters. Angostura® aromatic bitters has not been changed since the first bottle was introduced to the world in 1824.
Anselmi is located in Monteforte d'Alpone, in the province of Verona, a small village at the foot of the hills. The vine plants, facing south, stretching along 70 hectares of limestone and volcanic tuff ground, on the higher areas of the hills of Soave and Monteforte and the main variety grown is the Garganega.
The name Antica originates from the words Antinori and California, and represents the Antinori family’s longstanding desire to craft exceptional estate wines that are a true expression of Napa Valley terroir.
The Antinori’s family’s 26 generations of winemaking history has been long been synonymous with the famed winegrowing regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Today, their wines are among the most recognized and highly rated of Italy.
In 1890 we were already thinking about the future, today, looking to the past, we make live our tradition. The distillery of Castelnuovo Don Bosco was born in the years immediately following the unification of Italy in the sunny hills between Monferrato and the hill around Turin, which have been considered the land of great wine tradition all along.
The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.
Speaking of Integral Virgin Honey , we underline that this product retains all its natural nutritional properties, since it has not undergone any treatment that could have change them.
To obtain different botanical origin honey, hives are taken during the year on the respective blooms all over the country. This is called "nomadism" and, as with other agricultural activities, weather conditions play a major role. This is why the selection of our honeys, as well as their characteristics, may vary depending on the year (in fact, in some years, are not always available all tastes). Families are moved only at night in order to be positioned at dawn on the harvest field.
The small, remote Scottish island of Islay (pronounced 'eye-lah') is an antique land. A wild and untamed place, where Celtic monks found refuge from raiding Norsemen and early distillers smuggled their illicit ‘aquavitae’ at Ardbeg’s rugged rocky cove. Abundant soft water, fertile soil and acres of precious peat makes this Island a place of pilgrimage for the single malt whisky faithful.
Along the charming coast of the Alta Maremma, to the south-west of Florence and about 100 km from the city, in the small and prestigious DOC Bolgheri area lies Tenuta Argentiera, which is part of the old Estate of Donoratico that once belonged to the Florentine Serristori family.
That of Argiolas is a story that begins in the early '900, in Serdiana, in the province of Cagliari, a land of farmers, olive groves and vineyards. Here in 1906 it was in fact created Antonio, the patriarch. It is he who starts implanting rows, to join the vineyard to vineyard to produce wine looking for the quality, rigor.
Armand de Brignac, colloquially "Ace of Spades" after the logo, is the name of a Champagne brand produced by Champagne Cattier, and sold in opaque metallic bottles. The brand's first bottling, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, is identifiable by its gold bottle with pewter Ace of Spades labels.
Arnaldo Caprai is the acknowledged leader in the production of top quality Sagrantino di Montefalco, a wine produced exclusively from grapes of Sagrantino, the variety that has been growing in the region of Montefalco for more than four hundred years.
Hectares of vineyards planted exclusively to Chardonnay. This is a prestigious flagship of the Côte des Blancs! Ranked Grand Cru, this company is located in Avize. Its rich limestone soil, its southern exposure, to rediscover the flavors of the terroir.
Atlántico is one of the excellences of rum produced in the Dominican Republic, the chosen land for cane cultivation of the highest quality sugar, the raw material needed to accomplish great Rum. From the pressing of the sugar cane you get a very sweet juice, which is fermented and distilled to make rum light and delicate. For the most intense Rum, large, most body and complexity, it proceeds to the fermentation and distillation of molasses. For the aging of the most prestigious Rum, Atlántico using the solera method, which is to put more small barrels a file over the other, so that each barrel is connected to the one below. The rum from bottle always takes from the barrel further down, that contains the mixture with a higher percentage of Rum aged for a long time, so as to always ensure a quality of excellence.
One of the few triple-distilled single malts in Scotland, in May of 2008, Auchentoshan (pronounced ‘OKKen-TOSHan’) went through a revamp; bottle labels were altered, the range was changed and the visitor centre was renovated. The origins of the distillery are quite shrouded, it originally started life under the name ‘Duntocher’, which was first mentioned around the turn of the nineteenth century. In 1834, it was renamed Auchintoshan, taking from the Gaelic ‘achad oisnin’ or ‘corner of the field’.
Aultmore distillery is located between Keith and Fochabers in Speyside, in an area known as "The tighter line Moss". The distillery was founded by Alexander Edward in 1896 and its name derives from Allt Mor Distillery's water source which in Gaelic means "great river".
The winery is named after the Avignonesi family, the founders of the original estate. Constant research and development aimed at expressing the true character of the Montepulciano terroir has, over time, earned the winery a well-deserved place among the flagship producers of Tuscany.
Only five minutes from the center of Rovereto, in the Trentino region, there is a magic, out-of-time place where life is a synonym of passion, care and commitment. The Azienda Agricola Balter is located in a 16th century Castelliere (fortified borough) surrounded by ten hectares of vineyards. Here, Nicola and his son Giacomo take care of the grapes all year round, from the calm winter season to busy summers. The structure is located at the top of the hill above Rovereto town, at 350 meters over the sea level. Climate conditions allow grapes to be transformed in elegant still wines and Trentodoc sparkling wines: there is a wide daily temperature range, fields are exposed to sun rays from sunrise to sunset – thanks to their south facing position – and the Ora del Garda wind blows in the Vallagarina valley every afternoon. With warm hospitality, Nicola, Giacomo and Clementina are waiting for you in their Castelliere!
The Scala Fenicia wine company arises from the idea of recovering and restoring the wine-making tradition of the isle of Capri. Since more than 50 years our grapes have been cultivated in symbiosis with the natural environment. Along with this harmony we provide modern vinification techniques in order to ameliorate a wine to be the one who reflects the history and the land of this magnificent isle.
Bacardi is a company of production and distribution of spirits, known in particular for rum. Its headquarters are in Hamilton, Bermuda. The historic producer of rum, of Cuban origin, was founded in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardi Massó. Because of expropriations to the detriment of private enterprises due to the Castro revolution, Bacardi was forced into exile from Cuba and moved its production to Puerto Rico. In 1993, thanks to the acquisition of Italy's Martini & Rossi, historic Turin company, Bacardi has become one of the world's largest companies for production and distribution of alcoholic beverages.
Baileys Irish Cream is made from Irish whiskey liqueur and cream, manufactured by R. A. Bailey & Co. of Dublin, a subsidiary of British group Diageo. Its alcohol rate is equal to 17%. Baileys is the creation of IDV (International Distillers and Vintners) and I & M, a new product development company. Jago and David Gluckman, the protagonists behind this liquor, have since created many other beverages and products, in particular the cream liqueur Jago's, launched in 2004.
Baileys Irish Cream, launched on the market November 26, 1974, has been developed to meet all American consumers.
In 1980 Miquel Barceló created the Rum Barceló Imperial, the best reserve of Dominican Rum. Two decades after this prized rum was awarded best rum in the world, receiving 97 points out of 100; the highest score ever achieved by a rum in an international competition. The Rum Barceló offer the feeling of tasting a rum of perfect quality, it is the work of the Dominican Distillers, which for years produced the best of the best of the Rum in the world.
The history of the Mazzei family starts already from the 11th century and is closely linked not only to the Tuscan wine tradition, but also to the entire region's cultural life. Right from their origins, in fact, Mazzei work of wine growers and are important figures in Florentine society. Even today, the Mazzei family is one of the most established wine producers from Italy, led by a continued commitment in the pursuit of excellence, by a desire to promote the area and by a rigorous respect for the environment, which is also reflected in the choice of self-production of energy.
Cantine Belisario was started in 1971. Today, it is a company with 300 hectares planted with grape vines, and a wine cellar with a capacity of 30,000 hectolitres. It is the largest producer of Verdicchio di Matelica D.O.C. All of the vineyards, located in the Alta Valle Esina, are within 10 minutes from the cellar. The company produces two brands: “BELISARIO” destined to restaurants and wine shops, and “POGGIO alle RONDINI” for large distribution.
Bellavista is one of the best known and most popular wineries in Franciacorta, famous strip of land capable of producing high quality sparkling wines. It comes from an intuition of Vittorio Moretti, who began making wine "to get away from the routine" and "found in his hand a jewel of the company." Moretti's own words help us to understand the spirit and history of Bellavista: a handful of hills between Lake Iseo and the plain of Brescia, a passion for wine, so much work with his hands in the earth.
The Beluga Vodka is produced by JSC Synergy, one of the giants of Russian alcohol industry and third largest producer of vodka in the world. Distilled for the first time in 2002, Beluga has quickly become a leader in the segment Premium - Ultra Premium; Western markets is from 2009, and is now sold in over 50 countries worldwide.
Ben Nevis Distillery is a distillery located in Lochy Bridge, near Fort William, and therefore right at the base of the homonymous mountain of Ben Nevis which is the highest peak in the United Kingdom. This distillery of the western Highlands has among its secrets the quality of the water that draws from the Allt to ' Mhuilinn that comes from Coire Leis and Coire na ' cyst. The Ben Nevis Distillery was founded in 1825 by "Long John" Mac Donald, descendant of the king of Argyll and from whose nickname, due to the height around the two meters, takes the name of the famous blended Scotch whisky Long John.