<ul><li>Broad Consumer Appeal and Demand </li></ul><ul><li>29 Million Households HBO </li></ul><ul><li>65 Million Households A&E </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s In The Bottle” </li></ul><ul><li>Estate bottled wine from Tuscany and Pavia </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Value Pricing: Three Tiers </li></ul><ul><li>$9.99 - $14.99 - $24.99 </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Sopranos Brand along with Talent Draw Players to Event </li></ul><ul><li>Resorts AC 2/15/09 3,600 attended </li></ul><ul><li>Hilton AC 5/24/09 2,200 attended </li></ul><ul><li>Sopranos Wine is a premium to reward players </li></ul><ul><li>Autograph , Bottle Signing and Photo –ops reserved for VIP’s </li></ul><ul><li>Unique and Top Shelf event sets your property apart </li></ul>
After tomorrow night's celebrity reading of "On the Waterfront," er , on the Hoboken waterfront, there will be a special "VIP" after-party sponsored by Sopranos Wines. Sopranos Wines, launched by Vesuvio Import Company, is a line of fine Italian wines inspired by the legendary HBO TV series "The Sopranos." Sopranos Wines will host Paul Sorvino , Joe Pesci , Danny Aiello and "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore at The Quays tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29. The actors will all read a part in tomorrow night's public reading of "On the Waterfront" in Hoboken's Frank Sinatra Park. The VIP party is not open to the public, but the readings are free and open to all. The first reading of "On the Waterfront" will be tonight, Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. It will be held outdoors in Hoboken's waterfront Sinatra Park, at 4th Street and the river. Bring a cushion or lawn chair. The celebrity readings of the screenplay are wrapped in Hoboken history: Budd Schulberg wrote "On the Waterfront," which starred Marlon Brando, and the classic movie was actually filmed on the Hoboken waterfront in 1954. "On the Waterfront" was directed by Elia Kazan and won eight Oscars. It is believed that Pesci, Aiello, etc. will only be performing in tomorrow night's reading. The Sopranos Wines after-party will be at 9:00 p.m. at The Quays Restaurant & Bar at 310 Sinatra Drive.
You've watched it, now drink it: "The Sopranos" wine Tue Oct 28, 12:24 pm ET NEW YORK (Reuters) – "The Sopranos," the U.S. television series about a New Jersey mob family, has sparked an unusual spinoff -- a line of Italian wines that will be launched in the United States this fall. Sopranos Wines are being produced under a licensing agreement between the TV network HBO and New-York based Vesuvio Import Company. The wines will be distributed by Duggan's Distillers Products Corp.. "We feel that these quality Italian wines are the perfect complement to all of our other carefully planned product extensions for "The Sopranos" brand," James Costos, HBO spokesman, said in a statement. A joint statement said the line from various Italian wineries would feature a variety of wines ranging a Chianti DOCG, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir priced up to $11.99 to a higher end Chianti Classico at $23.99 and a Chianti Classico Reserva at $29.99. The Vesuvio Import Company, created to develop this new line, was named after the famed fictional restaurant depicted in the series that ran for six seasons over more than eight years, ending in June 2007. It's not the series' first overlap into wine. Actress Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr. Jennifer Melfi in the series, launched Bracco Wines in 2006. (Editing by Patricia Reaney)
August 3, 2009 Sopranos Pinot Grigio and Pinot Grigio Friuli I’ve been slacking on the new posts for the past week, as I’ve been regrouping after the Wine Blogger’s Conference. But finally, yesterday I pulled together some wines I had in the tasting queue and did a blind tasting with a number of Pinot Grigio wines. Over the next few posts, I’ll share those reviews and a summary to give you a quick reference for a few Pinot Grigios. The first wine that was in my tasting is the first one I’m posting a review about, and actually I’ll do a couple wines in this review since two in my tasting were related. First up is The Sopranos Pinot Grigio, an Italian PG that is produced via a partnership between Vesuvio Wine Import Company (named after a restaurant in the series), licensing with HBO and winemakers in Italy. There are two different Pinot Grigios available under the Sopranos label and both of them were part of my tasting. The Sopranos Pinot Grigio The entry-level Pinot Grigio under The Sopranos label comes from Provincia di Pavia, a region in central northern Italy that produces mostly white wines and Pinot Noir. This Pinot Grigio has an extremely light color, not uncommon for the variety. The aromas are light, but the most pronounced aromas a a soft honeysuckle, and a slight nutty aroma. There’s also a hint of white peach and apple. The palate has medium acidity with lemon and apple flavors up front, but lacks concentration. In general, I don’t expect much concentration from an Italian Pinot Grigio, but this was a little less than I expect. The finish brings a hazelnut flavor along with honeysuckle. Wine: The Sopranos Variety: Pinot Grigio Vintage: 2007 Alcohol: 12% Rating: 84 Price: $ 10.99
August 3, 2009 The Sopranos Pinot Grigio Friuli The other Pinot Grigio under The Sopranos label comes from Friuli, one of the prized white wine regions in the northeastern corner of Italy. While Friuli is known for it’s exceptional white wines, this particular wine doesn’t come from the best part of Friuli. The grapes in this wine are from the Grave region, where the wines are typically lighter and less elegant than those from the best parts of Friuli. Nonetheless, this Pinot Grigio is a clear step up from the entry-level Sopranos Pinot Grigio. It’s almost watery color, similar to its counterpart from Provincia di Pavia. This wine has great intensity relative to other Pinot Grigios. A powerful floral perfume dominates the nose, along with pear, straw and mineral. The acidity is perfect in this wine. Pear and lemon dominate the palate. Honey and a subtle nutty characteristic come in on the finish, although the finish is somewhat quick. I’m not a big fan of Pinot Grigio, but I found this wine to be enjoyable. Wine: The Sopranos Pinot Grigio Friuli Variety: Pinot Grigio Vintage: 2008 Alcohol: 12% Rating: 88 Price: $ 13.50
July 30, 2009 Of Course They Love Their Own Wines… But for this article, I wouldn’t let winemakers or those directly associated with importing, selling or promoting a wine comment on their own product. Two gentlemen gamely went along with this and suggested their second favorite summer wines. Chuck Mansfield, a winemaker at Sonoma’s Hop Kiln, enjoys Argentinean malbec as his summer sipper. Its “undertones of campfire smokiness hold their own with the smoky flavors of barbeque, one of the quintessential summer activities.” Mark Gonsalves, Managing Partner for The Sopranos Wines, notes that picking one favorite wine for summer “is like asking Willy Wonka to name his favorite candy!” He gives a “double thumbs up” to pinot grigio (“It’s light and easy to drink.”) and rosé (“Definitely a crowd pleaser!”)
92 THE SOPRANOS 2007 Cabernet/Merlot/Sangiovese IGT Sicilia - Italy $17
February 24, 2009 Patsy's to preview Sopranos Wines February 25, 2009 - 0 comments New York -- Patsy's Italian Restaurant in New York says it plans to preview a new line of Italian wines inspired by the former TV mob drama, "The Sopranos." The Manhattan eatery said Tuesday its special Sopranos Wine tasting menu will be introduced to the public March 9 and be available through April 6. The menu features a five-course traditional Neapolitan dinner paired with The Sopranos Wines from Vesuvio Import Co. for $75 per person, plus tax and tip. Vesuvio was a restaurant prominently featured on "The Sopranos," which ran on HBO from 1999 to 2007. Copyright 2009 by United Press International.
July 24, 2009 Wines Inspired by Sopranos Are a Hit in Bay Ridge BAY RIDGE – The Sopranos Wines, the line of fine Italian wines is inspired by the hit HBO series were introduced at a special Sopranos Summer Wine Tasting and Dinner at Brooklyn’s own The Pearl Room on Wednesday, July 22. The Sopranos Wines will continue to be featured at The Pearl Room located at 8201 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge. The Special menu featured a six-course dinner expertly paired with The Sopranos Wines with the added attraction of live musical entertainment courtesy of Steven Maglio. Commented Mark Gonsalves, managing partner of The Sopranos Wines, “As we all know, Brooklyn is filled with some of the finest Italian food available, not only in New York City but in the entire country, it not the world and the cuisine that The Pearl Room has created will be the perfect compliment to our wines.” Introduced in the New York City metro area and select markets around the county in late 2008, The Sopranos Wines is expanding its reach throughout the U.S. during 2009. The Sopranos Wines are under a licensing agreement between HBO and Vesuvio Import Company (names after the fictional restaurant for the TV show), and distributed by Duggan’s Distillers products Corporation.
July 20, 2009 THE SOPRANOS SUMMER WINE DINNER COMING TO BROOKLYN’S THE PEARL ROOM RESTAURANT Monday, July 20th, 2009 Fine Italian Wines Inspired By Hit HBO Series Paired with Traditional Cuisine Combine for One-of-a-Kind Dining Experience New York, July 20, 2009 – The Sopranos Wines, the line of fine Italian wines inspired by the hit HBO series will be featured at a special Sopranos Summer Wine Tasting and Dinner at Brooklyn’s own The Pearl Room, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm, 8201 Third Avenue (corner of 82nd St. & 3rd Avenue) in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NYC. The menu will feature a six-course dinner expertly paired with The Sopranos Wines for $96 per person. The evening will also feature live musical entertainment featuring Steven Maglio. The first course will feature Bruschetta with asparagus and Pecorino Romano Cheese accompanied by Prosecco, Mionetto from Veneto , Italy . To follow, Figs stuffed with Candied Walnuts, Boursin-herb cheese, wrapped in Prosciutto de Parma served with a pesto dipping sauce accompanied by The Sopranos Wines Pinot Grigio. Next, a Chilled Seafood Salad topped with Grilled Asparagus is accompanied by The Sopranos Wines Pinot Grigio Friuli. Course four will be Shrimp Mascarpone Risotto served with The Sopranos Wines Pinot Noir. The Main Course will feature a choice of Herb pepper Crusted Shell Steak served medium rare at room temperature over tri-color salad with Heirloom tomatoes or Manicotti Due with traditional Ricotta Cheese and creamy spinach. Both will be accompanied by The Sopranos Wines Cabernet Merlot Sangiovese. Finally, dessert brings fresh berries Zabaglione accompanied by Pitule’, Moscato d’Asti. Mark Gonsalves, Managing Partner for The Sopranos Wines remarked, “As we all know, Brooklyn is filled with some of the finest Italian food available, not only in New York City but in the entire country, if not the world and the cuisine that The Pearl Room has created will be the perfect compliment to our wines.” Introduced in the New York City metro area and select markets around the country in late 2008, The Sopranos Wines is expanding its reach throughout the U.S. during 2009. The Sopranos Wines are under a licensing agreement between HBO and Vesuvio Import Company (named after the fictional restaurant from the TV show), and distributed by Duggan’s Distillers Products Corporation. The Vesuvio Import Company, named after the famed fictional restaurant depicted in the series, was created to develop and import this brand of fine Italian wine. Duggan’s Distillers, the distributor for The Sopranos Wines has been importing and distributing fine wines and spirits since 1946.