• 1
  • 2

For Immediate Release                                                                                

International Event & Exhibition Management

(305) 937-2488 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The annual wine appointment returns to North America with its signature educational guided tastings, luncheons and live tastings to Miami, Atlanta, and Riviera Maya with safety in mind.

MIAMI, FL (February 24, 2021) – One of the most important and prominent Italian wine tastings returns with its international tri-city tour: Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour. Organized by I.E.M. (International Exhibition Management) and its Florida agency I.E.E.M. (International Event & Exhibition Management), kicks-off March 1 in sunny Miami at the exclusive Mandarin Oriental Hotel, followed by its debut in Atlanta at the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel March 3 before concluding in Riviera Maya in the enchanting El Dorado Royale Resort, March 17.

Simply Italian Great Wines is taking every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of its attendees and representatives by limiting attendance capacity, socially-distancing tables and stations and mandating mask-wearing when not tasting among other safety measures in cooperation with each local venue and city per CDC Guidelines.

Marina Nedic, I.E.M./I.E.E.M.’s Managing Director explains: “Safety remains our main priority as we try to pave the way forward to present the great diversity of Italian wine to a live audience. Technology has been and will continue to be important in keeping us connected, but it cannot replace human contact. Wine has always embodied connection between people throughout history.”

The always popular guided tastings and seminars aim to educate on the vast variety of Italian wines featuring some of the most renowned and respected Italian Consortiums conducted by esteemed wine experts and professionals. For this occasion, the US program will consist of the following MasterClasses:

-          Consorzio di Tutela della D.O.C. Prosecco.: “Prosecco DOC Dreamland: Rediscover the authentic Prosecco DOC and meet the long-awaited Prosecco DOC Rosé” presented by Miami’s own Master Sommelier, Laura DePasquale.

-          Federdoc & Riccardo Ricci Curbastro: Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta: Let’s Go Bubbly”presented by the charismatic James Beard Award-Winning Journalist and WSET Certified Educator, Lyn Farmer, in Miami and Atlanta while connecting virtually with Riccardo Ricci Curbastro from his Italian winery.

-          Consorzio Tutela Vini della Maremma Toscana: From the Mountains to the Sea…A Pristine Land: The Tuscan Maremma”presented for the first time in Miami by Laura DePasquale MS with a virtual greeting from the Consortium’s President, Francesco Mazzei, directly from Tuscany.

Following the seminars guests will be invited to a luncheon expertly paired with wines from Consorzio Eden & Consorzio Italia di Vini & Sapori from the Veneto region.

Simultaneously the walk around tasting will be held in a separate ballroom at timed intervals where importers and local representatives will pour wines from the following:

Consorzio Prosecco: Antonio Facchin & Figli, La Gioiosa, La Marca, Le Rive, Masottina, Toser Vini, Valdo, Viticoltori Ponte.

Consorzio Maremma: Alberto Motta, Argentaia, Belguardo, Cantina "I Vini di Maremma", Cantina LaSelva, Castelprile – Prelius, Fattoria di Magliano, Fattoria Il Casalone, Fattoria Mantellassi, Fattoria San Felo, I Cavallini, La Biagiola, Le Sode di Sant'Angelo, Podere San Cristoforo, Poggio Cagnano, Querciabella, Sassotondo, Sequerciani, Tenuta Casteani, Tenuta Montauto, Villa Pinciana.

Consorzio Eden: Cantina Breganze, De Stefani, Vinicola Tombacco.

Consorzio Italia di Vini & Sapori: Azienda Agricola Anna Spinato, Biancavigna, Cantina Colli Euganei.

Individual Wineries:

Abbazia (with Wine Lovers Distributor), Agricole Selvi (with Wine Lovers Distributor), Azienda Agricola Gualberto Ricci Curbastro/Rontana, Bennati (with Wine Lovers Distributor), Cantine Nicosia, Emilia Wine (with Grapes and More), Federdoc, Feudi di San Gregorio (with Orfe Mèxico), Fontana delle Selve (with Top Wines), Il Poggiarello (with Top Wines), Jako Wine and Ronco Margherita (with Grapes and More).

ABOUT I.E.E.M.: (International Event & Exhibition Management), the Miami-based branch of I.E.M. (International Exhibition Management), is a comprehensive agency specializing in marketing, event production and public relations for the wine industry. Driven by a passion for trade shows and a flair for flawless organization, I.E.M. was founded in 1999 by industry veterans Giancarlo Voglino and Marina Nedic. A reputation for reliably delivering high-quality events, coupled with its extensive network of wine trade professionals and international media, places IEEM/IEM among the most highly regarded Italian wine event organizers in the world. Learn more by visiting www.ieemusa.com.


MANDARIN ORIENTAL: 500 Brickell Key Drive, FL 33131

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL: 75 14th Street, GA 30309

EL DORADO ROYALE: Carratera Cancun – Tulum 45, Riviera Maya, QR 77710

Wine trade and media are invited to attend Simply Italian by registering at this link.