MIAMI, FLA (Jan. 2020) –Hundreds of the world’s greatest Italian wines from Barolos to Super Tuscans will be uncorked when Great Wines of Italy USA, the United States’ largest annual premium Italian wine showcase presented by JamesSuckling.com,embarks on a six-city national tasting tour in Dallas, Texas and tops off in Miami, Fla.

Toasting 10-years of his global media company, JamesSuckling.com, and celebrating the success of the Great Wines of the World held in Miami in January where he awarded wine of the decade, winery of the year, and wine maker of the year; acclaimed wine critic James Suckling will bring wines from over 250 of Italy’s top wineries, including 2019 Wine of the Year Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne 2015, rated 100 points.  Four other perfect (100 point) wines will also be showcased throughout the tour.

The Great Wines of Italy USA Tour will kick off in Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and end in Miami on Friday, March 6, showcasing a selection of top-rated wines with scores of minimum 90 points and above. Renowned Italian and international owners and winemakers will be present, displaying two of their best releases to wine lovers from around the world. Other cities on the tour include Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

“2015 was an exceptional year in Brunello and Barolo, and we are excited about the high caliber of wines represented at these events,” said James Suckling who rated more than 25,000 wines from around the world with his small team of tasters. The 2015 may be Brunellos greatest vintage and dozens of wineries from Tuscany’s most famous sub-region will be at the tastings. “Great Wines of Italy USA is the perfect event for anyone who loves wine, especially GREAT Italian wines. “

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of his global wine media company JamesSuckling.com, Suckling’s company organizes 25 wine events around the world that resemble rock concerts for wine with cool venues, video screens and curated music. Almost 30,000 people attend Suckling’s events each year around the world.

Early bird tickets are now available for $125 (regular price is $145) as well as a 2-for-1 combo deal for $200 on JamesSuckling.com. Tickets include meeting Italian producers and internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling and a complimentary Great Wines of Italy guidebook. Members of the wine trade which applies to wine importers, distributors, retailers, restaurant owners, sommeliers and hotel F&B directors, are invited to register for the Trade Ticket option via JamesSuckling.com.

The schedule for Great Wines of Italy Tour is as follows:

  • Dallas, February 26, Fashion Industry Gallery, 5-8 PM
  • Beverly Hills, February 28, Montage Beverly Hills, 5-8 PM
  • San Francisco, February 29, Presidio Golden Gate Club, 3-6 PM
  • Chicago, March 2, Loews Chicago Hotel, 5-8 PM
  • New York City, March 4, IAC New York, 5-8 PM
  • Miami, March 6, Moore Building, 5-8 PM

About James Suckling

James Suckling is one of today’s leading wine critics whose reviews are read and respected by wine lovers, serious wine collectors, and the wine trade worldwide. He is CEO/Editor of JameSuckling.com, the wine media platform and events company with offices in Hong Kong and Miami. JamesSuckling.com tries to taste all of the wines in their respective country of origin and spends months each year traveling the globe and setting up tastings, visiting wineries and talking to winemakers. Launched 10 years ago, JamesSuckling.com currently has more than 600,000 unique visitors to its website per year, about 300,000 followers on social media and about 3 million readers in Asia with his association with Noblesse magazine in Korea and China and Prestige in Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. He also runs his own wine bar and restaurant in Hong Kong, James Suckling Wine Central, curates the wine program for Holland America Line cruises with close to 1 million passengers, and designs his 100 points glassware for Lalique, France’s premier crystal producer.

For more information please visit:  JamesSuckling.com

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