16 Expressions of Franciacorta on One Table

Franciacorta Satén

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet Jeremy Parzen here in San Francisco. Many of you probably know Do Bianchi, his blog, which has been active since 2007 and is a great resource for anyone who is interested in an inside perspective of the Italian wine and food scene. “Do Bianchi” in Veneto means “Two Whites”. It’s a typical expression used by locals to order two glasses of white wine. You shouldn’t be surprised by two glasses: you always find someone to share your wine moments in the hometown’s bar.
Jeremy has a quite extensive experience as wine writer, translator and marketing consultant.

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Understanding Italian Sparkling Wine: Franciacorta

Franciacorta Pavillion Vinitaly 2015

When it comes to sparkling wine, everyone’s first thought is French Champagne. It has been the go-to-wine for parties and celebrations for a long time. But it’s not the only sparkling wine known worldwide:

  • Prosecco reached a solid international exposure;
  • Franciacorta is now showcasing its products to the world, being the main sponsor of the EXPO in Milan;
  • Spanish Cava is widely known and is produced by some of the largest wineries in the world.

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Wine Delivered to Your Door: Minibar Delivery

Minibar Lifestyle
After the interview with Hello Vino, the second wine startup we interviewed is the NYC-based Minibar Delivery. We reached out to one of the co-founders, Lara Crystal. She founded the company in 2013 with Lindsey Andrews, a classmate at Wharton Business School. Both new to wine, they had the idea behind Minibar Delivery during one of their brainstorming sessions on new business models.
The complementary skills of the two founders helped the company get shaped: Lara has a background in luxury products and Lindsey in e-commerce.

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Your Wine Recommendation Engine: Hello Vino

In the next weeks, I will post some interviews with startups active in the wine industry. I will focus on wine apps as well as companies working on the delivery side.

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Rick Breslin, co-founder of Hello Vino and Head of Product Design. You all know many wine apps: it’s a crowded space now, and it’s becoming more and more competitive. But Hello Vino was founded in 2009 – one of the earliest players in the space – and has been growing organically since then.

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