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who I am
I was born in Verona on January 12th, 1972 in a family of wine makers. Raised in the land of Amarone I took my first wine class at the age of nineteen while I was studying Political Science at the college.
It did not take me long to realize that my way was to continue in the family business of selling wine, so I switched to wine studies and I attended the master at the Italian Association of the Guild of Sommeliers.
Now I am a professional Wine Taster, a Sommelier, a member of The Society of Wine Educators and not a politician.
I moved to United States in 1997 and I lived in New York to market and organize the distribution of Conexport, a private consortium that represents some of the best small producers from different wine regions of Italy.
Now I am back home in Verona, the city of "Romeo and Juliet" to spoil my vineyards and olive trees with my love and passion!!!
what we do
NICOLA BISCARDO SELECTIONS, formerly CONEXPORT ITALY (Council for the export of prestigious Italian wines), was established in 1987 to internationally promote a line of high quality Italian wines produced by selected estates from the most notable regions of Italy. Nicola Biscardo Selections only associates with producers who have earned the highest respect among their peers and who consistently produce proven high quality products. Every winery is family owned and follows Organic, Biodynamic, or Sustainable farming, implementing very few interventions in wine-making to craft natural wines.
We specialize in “indigenous” varietals—grapes that are grown only is specific areas of Italy and not grown anywhere else in the world—because we believe that those wines are the only ones able to deliver unique flavors and elicit emotions.
Nicola Biscardo Selections begins the selection process by visiting potential new estates throughout Italy. All aspects of the winery are inspected including the vineyards, cellars, and wine-making equipment. A panel of experts then conducts a series of tastings over a period of twelve months to monitor the consistency of the quality of the wines. Nicola Biscardo Selections takes responsibility for full compliance in the US market and oversees the logistics from the winery to our temperature-controlled warehouse in New Jersey. We religiously believe in the “Catena del Freddo”—the “Chilled Chain”—meaning that the wine travels in temperature controlled environments every step of the way.
Our philosophy is to establish a direct line between the winery and our wholesaler; as such, we like to consider ourselves a bridge between our vineyards and our client, not an intermediary.