Renowned journalist Bruno Gambacorta, author and host, for the last 20 years, of Italian food and wine showEat Parade, made it a point to visit the Loison Museum and learn all about the art of baking.
Gambacorta’s show airs every Friday at 1:30 p.m. on Italian TV channel Rai 2.
Below is the transcript of our interview with him.
Eat Parade has recently turned 20: what was the wine and food scene like in 1998?
From an informative point of view, there was very little talk about food and wine back then. The only TV show about that topic was Linea Verde and the regular TV news didn’t include any report on food or wine. Eat Parade had the privilege to be the first to introduce food and wine in a national news broadcast. I remember ... [read more]
Agostino Luise, you’re a second-generation member of the family that founded Luise Vini. Have you always been involved in your family’s wine distribution business?
Yes, I have. My father started the business in 1979 and I was immediately drafted into it out of necessity I remember spending my holidays helping my father out and learning the trade. It later became my passion and my whole life.
Who are your customers?
We began as distributors in the food service industry, so we have been doing business with restaurants, bars and night clubs. A good portion of our customers has been buying from us for decades.
How has the role of the distributor evolved in recent years to meet the challenges of large-scale distribution and online sales?
I see the role of the distributor as someone who’s always on the lookout for new products, such as winemakers with small or medium-sized productions, at times with limited production capacity, that are still able to offer high-quality, unique items, setting them apart from more renowned brands. The commercial and sales dynamics of the latter, as ... [read more]
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Barbara is one of our most cherished friends. In 2009, she was one of the first food bloggers to allow herself to be captivated by Loison’s energy. Starting with a contest, passing through many recipes and tastings, she has always been considered a regular guest of Insolite Cene at NH Hotel in Milan, during the TuttoFood event.
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