The Spirit of Italy (TSOI), an organization of seven family-owned, artisanal Italian liquor producers, was officially lounch at 2012 Tales of the Cocktail taking place this summer in New Orleans.
The producers are Amaro Lucano, Luxardo, Distillerie Moccia, Distilleria Nardini, Pallini, Toschi and Distilleria Varnelli. Representatives of each producer was flying in from Italy for these unique events.
“I’m proud to present The Spirit of Italy at Tales of the Cocktail this year. The festival, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, has become a must-attend for bartenders and I’m delighted to share these gems of Italian distilling with them,” said Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology & Spirits Education, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada.
Francesco was join by several world italian mixologist for this unique occasion to showcase the fine art of mixing drink with unusual ingredients.
The Team Italia superbibly lead by Francesco Lafranconi :
Mauro Mahjoub, Munich – Germany
Ago Perrone, London – UK
Marco Faraone – Sidney – Australia
Jacopo Fallini – Los Angeles – US
Davide Zanardo – Sidney – Australia
William Perbellini – Los Angeles – US
Giuseppe Gallo – London – UK