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Alessandro Vho: not your ordinary Italian Ambassador in Portugal

December 18, 2017

In recent months, Lisbon has been taken in by the sweet fragrance of Loison Panettone, thanks to a young and untraditional “Italian Ambassador". We are talking about Alessandro Vho, who was born in 1991 in Lodi. A university graduate in Science and Technology in Livestock Production, he has just completed his Master’s degree program in Food and Wine Culture in Venice, at Ca' Foscari University, Venice.

Let's find out how his tasty adventure in Portugal went!

Alessandro, how did you end up in the role of Loison Ambassador in Portugal?

I was reaching the end of my Master’s degree program at Ca' Foscari University in Venice and it was time to finalize my required 4-month internship. Thanks to Prof. Christine Mauracher, I got in touch with Dario Loison, who offered me the opportunity to learn on-the-job. I spent the month of July at Loison’s headquarters, where I learned about the company’s products from ... [read more]

Andrea Tosolini - Fruit of the Boot: Loison confections land in Florida

June 10, 2015

Andrea Tosolini introduced to Florida and to other states the excellence of Italian products through his import business called "Fruit of the Boot". The most requested variety of Loison Panettone is definitely the Marron Glacé, whose flavor and packaging catch the attention of the American clientele.

With a master’s degree in Russian Language and Literature from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Andrea Tosolini has a background in foreign trade. Years back, while working for a Vicenza-based company, he met Dario Loison.

"I've known Dario for about 25 years, that’s a quarter of a century... - says Andrea. After the five-year professional experience in Vicenza, I went from East to West. I seized the opportunity to attend a master’s degree program in Gainesville, Florida, ... [read more]

Iris - Nick De Cicco: Italy and Canada united by passion for flavors

August 28, 2014

The ongoing and direct relationship that we at Loison have with customers and partners is creating what we call ‘Loison’s Ambassadors’: these are chefs, journalists, bloggers and loyal, enthusiastic customers who are able to brilliantly and convincingly pass on our style, the way we work, the fruit of our labors and hence to spread Loison’s atmosphere across the world.

Nick De Cicco, a longtime friend of the Loison family and owner of Iris Import in Canada, made us feel much closer to his country, which has welcomed generations of Italian immigrants.
Nick, along with his right arm Antonietta Matera, with his southern Italian accent mixed in with North American slang, told his story: “At the age of 18 months, I left Sannicandro di Bari with my family to come to Canada, where in 1967 ... [read more]