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Macchialina, Miami Declared “Winner” of the First-Annual Franciacorta Restaurant Weeks

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(May 22, 2023) Miami, FL- Macchialina of Miami, FL was declared the winner of the first-ever Miami Restaurant Weeks hosted by Consorzio Franciacorta April 14-30, 2023.

Following a successful walk-around tasting at Seaspice Miami on March 7, 2023, the Consorzio Franciacorta chose to keep the momentum going with the first-ever restaurant promotion involving 11 restaurants from around the city.

“We are looking to grow Miami in the next years as a key market for Franciacorta,” said President of the Franciacorta Consorzio, Silvano Brescianini, “We view the city as the perfect place for Franciacorta incorporating the lifestyle, the fashion, the food, and, of course, the city’s passion for great wines.”

Macchialina as well as the establishments Boia De, Water Lion Wine + Alchemy, Happy Wine in the Grove, The Patio at The Continuum, Toscana Divino, Happy Wine Calle Ocho, Wine By The Bay, Chevre, Flight Wine Bar, and Ruka Winewood all promoted Franciacorta throughout the Restaurant Weeks featuring various activities such as Chef Tasting Pairings, Caviar and Wine Pairings, and special retail promotions.

Owner, Jacqueline Pirolo, will travel to Franciacorta in September 2023 for taking the top prize. “Here at Macchialina our wine list focuses on Italy; that means covering the indigenous grapes while showcasing the differences and versatility the regions around the country play,” said Ms. Pirolo, “The quality offered in Franciacorta wines is remarkable.  Through the many different styles offered, it’s an easy choice for an aperitivo and to also carry you through a meal. I am ecstatic to finally have the chance to visit this region and see first hand what I’ve been learning about (and sipping on) for years.”

“We’re ecstatic to welcome Ms. Pirolo to Franciacorta this fall,” continued Brescianini, “fostering a continued partnership with one of Miami’s top restaurants is exactly what we’re aiming to do here.”

The Franciacorta Restaurant Weeks will also take place in Chicago this year from July 25 – August 9, 2023 following a trade seminar in the city. Sign-up opportunities are to be announced in June.

Consorzio Franciacorta is the body which guarantees and monitors Franciacorta production standards, as the first Italian wine produced exclusively with the bottle refermentation process to have obtained the Protected and Guaranteed Designation of Origin (DOCG) denomination in 1995. The Consortium’s work takes various forms ranging from safeguarding its brand and region, promoting its products via ongoing work on its production regulations and denominations, consumer information campaigns and promoting Franciacorta as an expression of an area, a wine and a production method. Founded on 5 March 1990 its head offices are in Erbusco, in the heart of Franciacorta. The Consortium is headed by Silvano Brescianini and has 122 wine estate members.

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