MAY 14th, 2014

Valentino Santa Monica

2nd edition


Celebrating Italian wine on the West Coast

About The Organizers

Italy America Chamber of Commerce West (IACCW)

For 26 years, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce has been an innovative force in the community, championing economic exchange and fostering trade opportunities. IACCW is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and stimulate economic and trade relations between Italy and the Western United States. The goal of the IACCW is to provide both members and the business community with a broad range of services, emphasizing commercial assistance and referrals, in support of their business activities and expansion goals. In addition, the IACCW organizes on-going events including conferences, seminars and lunch meetings, attended by high-profile individuals from the entrepreneurial, governmental, political, diplomatic and cultural sectors, designed to open new levels of cooperation and dialogue. 


Blue Lifestyle

Blue Lifestyle is the home of James Beard Foundation Award–winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential wine, food and lifestyle personalities in the United States. His work in various media is circulated to more than 30,000,000 global consumers each month. He can be found in print periodicals, on television and radio, in bookstores and on the web. Mr Blue’s consumers-oriented food and wine critiques, The Lifestyle Minute, are broadcast several times daily on KABC in Los Angeles and on WCBS radio in New York. In 2011, Mr. Blue launched a two hour nationally-syndicated talk show called Blue Lifestyle that currently airs in more than forty markets across the country, and on XM Radio. Blue Lifestyle is also one of the nation’s most successful producers of wine and food events, creating large trade tastings, wine seminars, lunches and dinners for wineries and wine associations around the world. 


The Tasting Panel

THE TASTING PANEL magazine is the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry, reaching an audience of thousands of key decision-makers every month and growing on an international scale. The magazine is led by Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dias Blue, a longtime wine & spirits publisher and executive editor Meridith May. With their expertise, experience and industry eminence, they are intimately acquainted with every aspect of the beverage industry, making their publication an extremely reliable source for information about beverages, the beverage trade and the people who influence the direction of the industry.