Welcome to Episode 1594 on Italian Wine Podcast, Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo. Today, she will be interviewing Alessandro Pasqua
More about today’s guests
Alessandro is a third generation member of the Pasqua family. The Pasqua family founded Pasqua winery in 1925 in Verona, in the heart of Veneto: a countryside city between the stunning Venice and the Garda Lake. Verona is a Roman Empire-founded city and the “capital” of Valpolicella, one of the most dedicated Italian wine regions.
Pasqua is one of the historical wineries in Verona, and still, it is completely family owned. With his father Umberto (President) and his brother Riccardo (CEO), Alessandro represents the new management of the winery. Alessandro first joined the winery in 2014, and in 2016 assumed the role of vice president, North America, overseeing the business in the United States and Canada. North America is one of the Pasqua brand’s fastest-growing market.
More about Juliana Colangelo:
Juliana Colangelo is a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. Juliana joined Colangelo & Partners in 2013 with previous experience in events, hospitality, and nonprofit development. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana has led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 13 people with representation of leading wine companies such as Jackson Family Wines, Far Niente, Charles Krug Winery, Foley Family Wines and more. Juliana has completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University, allowing her to bring a strategic and sales-oriented approach to communications strategy for the agency. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category. In 2022 Juliana became a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador.
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