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VINITALY: 400 YEARS AFTER WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S DEATH, BOTTEGA CELEBRATED ROMEO AND JULIET WITH A SPECIAL BOTTLE

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Verona and Vinitaly inspired Bottega to create a special bottle of Petalo Moscato Il Vino dell’Amore, dedicated to Romeo and Juliet. The bottle, a 3-litre Jeroboam, features a selection of Moscato from the Euganean hills, a sweet sparkling wine with a low alcohol content (6.5% vol.), particularly appreciated by women and young people. This giant bottle is a unique piece, featuring a special collar with a large rose bouquet. The Jeroboam was uncorked on 12th April 2016 at Bottega’s stand, and served with a sponge cake with wild strawberries and rose petals, prepared for this event by the bakery Pasticceria Flego (Verona). The event also featured a performance by the Venetian actors of Compagnia de Calza, who reenacted Romeo and Juliet’s encounter, which could not have taken place without wine in the background. This is why we reserved a special place for Il Vino dell’Amore Petalo Moscato, which Bottega has been producing for 15 years. This sweet sparkling wine celebrates love, starting from its label, and is one of the most appreciated Valentine’s presents, as well as a perfect gift for all the events involving the heart. “Romeo and Juliet”, the great Shakespearian work of art, tells the love story of a young couple hindered by their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, with a tragic and heartbreaking conclusion. Young people reaching Verona from all over the world to visit Juliet’s house and experience its romantic charm can identify themselves in this timeless masterpiece.

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    BOTTEGA NIGHT IN JORDAN

    Amman, Jordan’s capital, is a lively city, always on the look for new proposals. In this context, a great success was obtained by the Bottega night held on 11th May at Sekrab’s, for the opening of its trendy summer terrace

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      CIBUS 2016: GELATO AND GRAPPA

      On 10th May 2016, at Cibus exhibition in Parma, Bottega and Gelateria Callipo (based in Pizzo di Calabria, in Southern Italy) presented some new matches between gelato and grappa. A special mention goes to Hazelnut and Chocolate Truffle, enriched by a touch of Grappa Spray Barricata. On the same day, the event was also broadcasted on the national news report Tg5 at 8 pm.

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        CORRIERE DELLA SERA: BOTTEGA’S TOP RANKING AMONG ITALIAN WINERIES

        On 9th May 2016, Corriere della Sera, a major national newspaper, in its special economic report, published a reportage on Italian wine in 2015. In the list of 110 companies ranked by turnover, with €49 million Bottega was ranked 30th; thanks to its 16.1% growth in export turnover, Bottega ranks 15th, and, to its 14% turnover growth, it ranks again 15th in the list related to sales volume growth. If co-ops are not included in the ranking, Bottega ranks 21st, 11th and 10th respectively.

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          BULGARIA: TWO NEW PROSECCO BARS AT BURGAS AND VARNA AIRPORTS

          Prosecco Bar Project is working at full speed, with two new openings in Burgas and Varna airports duty free area on 14th and 21st May. Burgas and Varna are well-known tourist destinations on the Black Sea, that travelers mainly from Northern Europe love to visit during the summer.

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            MASERATI’S CHOICE: BOTTEGA GOLD

            On 5th May 2016 in Vancouver (Canada), Maserati presented Levante, its new SUV. During the event, organized by the Canadian Nuvo Magazine, Bottega Gold was served.

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              MEXICO: CAMPARI IS LAUNCHING THE BOTTEGA BRAND

              On November 24, 2015 Campari Mexico, our new importer for the Mexican market, launched the Bottega brand in Mexico City. The event, which highly interested the media, was held in a private villa rented for the occasion in the exclusive Colonia Roma district in the centre of the Latin American metropolis. After an official presentation of the brand, first to the press and then to potential distributors and customers, the evening featured tasting of our products (Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Petalo and creams) and an exhibition by acrobatic dancers. The presence of various VIPs and opinion leaders contributed to the fame of our brand.

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                BERLINO VESPA GOLD AT KADEWE

                KaDeWe (abbreviation of Kaufhaus des Westens) is Germany's most famous and prestigious shopping mall. Bottega is to be found on the shelves of the beverage department with a selection of spumante wines, grappas and creams. In this context, a privileged exhibition was held from March 14 to 26, 2016, with Vespa Gold and a pie-shaped display.

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                  OSLO: PREMIERE JAMES BOND FILM

                  The premiere of Spectre, the latest film of the James Bond series, interpreted for the fourth consecutive time by Daniel Craig, took place in Oslo on October 31, 2015. After showing the film, Bottega Gold was served to those attending, to toast to the deeds of Agent 007.

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                    Best Supplier Of The Year

                    Bottega has received the “Best Supplier Of The Year” prize at Frontier Awards, held on Wednesday 21st October during the TFWA World Exhibition Cannes show. A panel of six top executives from the Travel Retail and Duty Free industry selected Bottega amongst other five prestigious finalists: Bacardi GTR, Buckley London, Lifetrons Switzerland, Mondelez WTR, Versace Escale. Jurors valued the company’s commitment to Travel Retail, and the outstanding performances in the sector.

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                      PRESENTATION OF BOOK "PANE AL PANE" (BREAD TO BREAD) BY GIOVANNI SOLDATI

                      May 30, 2015 Sandro Bottega spoke at the presentation of Giovanni Soldati's "Pane al Pane" (Bread to Bread), held at Eataly Smeraldo, Milan. The book is a sort of continuation of the 1977 book "Vino al Vino" (Wine to Wine) by the great Mario Soldati. It is a journey in the form of a dialog with a number of artists and celebrities: first, with author’s partner, Stefania Sandrelli, then with Ettore Scola, Renzo Arbore, Gino Paoli, Maurizio Micheli, Nino Benvenuti, Pupi Avati, Michele Placido, Tinto Brass, Enrico Vanzina, Francesca Archibugi and Bernardo Bertolucci. The forward of the book was written by Oscar Farinetti, founder of Eataly, who created a new format to bring Italian food and bread to the world. Rock star Gianna Nannini also participated in the event, which finished with an aperitivo featuring Bottega Gold.

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                        FLORENCE: BOTTEGA SPONSORS RAI SCREENINGS

                        May 29-30 2015 Bottega participated in the RAI Screenings event in Florence, Italy, for the presentation of RAI and RAI Cinema line-ups. On May 29th Bottega Gold was served at an aperitivo for the opening of the Gala Dinner, held at the prestigious Salone dei Cinquecento, in Palazzo Vecchio. After dinner grappas and liquors by Bottega were enjoyed by all. Actors present at this event who appreciated Bottega products were Claudio Amendola, Michele Riondino, Alba Rohrwacher, Andrea Osvart and Carolina Crescentini.

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                          BOTTEGA PINEAPPLE SPRITZ: THE NEW SUMMER COCKTAIL

                          Bottega Pineapple Spritz is a fresh, new cocktail with satisfying tropical notes. Is prepared with a base of pineapple liquor and Prosecco, and served in a tumbler. The strong aroma of pineapple blends well with the freshness of Bottega Gold. The addition of ice, small cubes of fresh pineapple, and slices of fresh ginger, endow the cocktail with further freshness and delicate spicy notes. Seltzer or soda temper the alcohol content, making it pleasing to all palates. The Bottega Pineapple Spritz is characterized by its light yellow color, and is presented as a summery version of the traditional Aperol or Bitter Spritz. Bottega Ananas Spritz Recipe: Ingredients: 2 parts of Ananas Bottega (Pineapple Bottega); 3 parts of Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC; 1 part of Seltzer or soda. Preparation: Put the ice in a large wine glass, pour the Ananas Bottega liquor with a circular movement to prevent it from depositing on the bottom, add the Prosecco and finish with a bit of Seltzer or soda. Add a few cubes of fresh pineapple and a few slices of fresh ginger, thinly sliced, as desired. Garnish the glass with a triangle of pineapple, skin-on.

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                            HENLEY FESTIVAL: SPANDAU BALLET TOASTED WITH BOTTEGA GOLD

                            July 6-10, 2015 The town of Henley-on-Thames, just a few kilometers outside London, hosted the already famous Henley Festival that drew over 25,000 people. For the occasion, a Bottega Bar was set up along the Thames, where Gold, Rose Gold, Soave, Pinot Grigio and Valpolicella Classico were served. A Golden Vespa parked near the venue attracted the attention of visitors. Spandau Ballet, famous pop group of the 80s, toasted with Bottega Gold.

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                              BOLIVIA: GRAND EVENT IN SANTA CRUZ TO LAUNCH THE BOTTEGA BRAND

                              Bolivia is a country which, thanks to political stability, is experiencing a period of growth and economic development. Bottega has decided to enter this exciting market, whose potential is still untapped, and has chosen Carelu Importaciones y Representaciones as its partner. To celebrate this partnership, our new Bolivian importer organized a grand event on 14 April 2015, during which Bottega Prosecco - the first Prosecco to be imported into Bolivia - was highlighted. The presentation and tasting of our wines and spirits was held in Santa Cruz, economic capital of the country, at the prestigious and award-winning restaurant Jardín de Asia. 140 guests attended, including journalists, restaurateurs and opinion leaders as well as the entire management of Carelu Importaciones y Representaciones. The Bottega wines and spumanti had a very good reception from the guests. Bottega Gold, the star product of the evening, was presented by model Fabiola Velasco in a golden dress. She will be the celebrity sponsor of Bottega in Bolivia for advertising and for any sort of communications.

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                                HONG KONG: A SPECIAL BOTTEGA GOLD BOTTLE FOR THE JACKSONS

                                A special Jeroboam bottle of Bottega Gold, with the writing "B Bottega for The Jacksons" was auctioned as a unique collectible piece at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club 13th Annual Charity Ball. The thirteenth edition of the prestigious event, organized by the Foreign Correspondents' Club and the Po Leung Kuk, was held on November 1, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention Center district of Wanchai, and involved sponsors of great international visibility. Other four similar bottles were given, as a tribute to their career, to Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon Jackson, the members of The Jacksons who performed at the event. Bottega participated as usual by supplying a selection of wines and liqueurs which were tasted at the gala dinner. Proceeds from the event are used by the non-profit organization Po Leung Kuk to finance aid programs for disadvantaged children in the Asian metropolis.

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                                  TFWA CANNES 2014: BOTTEGA ATTENDS THE EXHIBITION

                                  Bottega took part the 30th edition of TFWA, the prestigious Duty Free and Travel Retail trade show that took place in Cannes from October 27th to 31st 2014. On Sunday, just before the start of the exhibition, the Heinemann Golf Tournament took place in Mandelieu near Cannes. As usual, Bottega sponsored the event offering its Bottega Rose Gold, Bottega Gold sparkling wine, and the new cocktail Bottega Spritz to golfers and public. Bottega also offered a “Grappolo” blown glass bottle in the prestigious 3-liter version, as a prize to the winner of the tournament.

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                                    BOTTEGA SUPPORTS A CAMPAIGN AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

                                    November is dedicated to the issue of violence against women, and to this end Doppia Difesa, the association founded by Michelle Hunziker and Giulia Bongiorno to provide legal assistance to women who have suffered from abuse, has involved Rai Cinema to think up an innovative social campaign. The outcome of this partnership have been three advertising spots designed and filmed by the director Gabriele Pignotta. They were presented in Rome at the Capitol Club on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, attended by the two founders of Doppia Difesa and the full cast of the advertising spots, besides several other well known film and show business personalities. Bottega took part in the event with its own wines and grappas. Some of these products were given as prizes in a fundraising lottery for Doppia Difesa's work, which took place during the dinner after the short and the advertising spots were viewed.

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                                      GREENLAND: BOTTEGA CONQUERS THE FAR NORTH

                                      Bottega's products have even reached Greenland. From a business point of view, this is more or less the opposite of a duty free shop, since in all the countries of the north, taxes weigh heavily on alcohol.

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                                        FRENCH POLYNESIA: BOTTEGA'S NEW MARKET

                                        The islands of French Polynesia have become a new market for our company, which is extending its presence through the southern Pacific. In Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa one will be able to toast with Bottega wines and grappas, which are distributed there by a local distributor.

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                                          BOTTEGA GOLD AT THE VANCOUVER LUXURY AND SUPERCAR WEEKEND

                                          An exciting event was dedicated to top cars on September 6 and 7, 2014 in Vancouver, at the VanDusen Botanical Garden. Bottega Gold was served in a dedicated area by two striking promoters, who posed with our bottle next to a gold Lamborghini, which for the occasion was named the #bottega #gold #lamborghini.

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                                            TOKYO: BARNEYS NEW YORK NIGHT WITH BOTTEGA GOLD

                                            An event called Barneys New York Night was held in Tokyo on October 3, 2014, and our Bottega Gold was the absolute star. It was an opportunity to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Barneys in Ginza, one of the most exclusive quarters of the Japanese capital. Barneys New York is a chain of US clothing shops, especially designed for a high level target.

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                                              BOTTEGA HARVEST FESTIVAL 2014

                                              On September 12, 2014 Bottega celebrated the beginning of the Prosecco DOC grape harvest in the vineyards that surround the headquarters with the ritual event in the sign of the Venetian tradition. The “Serenissime Dame Venice Ensemble”, a string trio of female professionals, performed merry and joyful songs from the 18th Century Venetian repertoire. The three musicians, virtuoso of the viola, violin and cello, dressed 18th Century gowns for the occasion. In the late afternoon, actors of the Compagnia de Calza “I Antichi”, rigorously dressed in historical gowns of the Venetian '700, harvested the Glera grapes that soon will become Prosecco. Immediately after, in the peasant tradition, the grapes were bare foot crushed in traditional wooden vats, by girls dressed in themed costumes.

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                                                BOTTEGA GOLD AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

                                                Bottega participated in the Venice Film Festival, in the role of one of the partners of Rai Cinema. For the entire duration of the event (27 August-6 September 2014) Bottega Gold was served in an Art Nouveau villa reserved for the prestigious film producers. On 4 September, Bottega participated in the evening dedicated to the film "I Nostri ragazzi” (Our Boys) by director Ivano De Matteo, which was held at the Lido di Venezia in the spaces of the Villa degli Autori. The Venetian event was therefore an opportunity to present Bottega Gold in the sphere of the most prestigious Italian film festival, which earned the wine its name as the "Prosecco of the stars."

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                                                  GIRO ROSA: BOTTEGA PRIZE TO FRANCESCA CAUZ

                                                  Concluded on 10 July 2014 was the sixth leg of the Giro Rosa (women’s road cycling race) 2014, starting at Gaiarine with arrival at San Fior. During the awards ceremony, the Bottega company attributed to Francesca Cauz, the twenty-one year old home cyclist, a special award for her efforts in the role of standard-bearer of the territory. The award, presented officially on the arrival stage, took the form of a special blown glass bottle called "Red Rose", as it reproduces within it a red rose and contains 3 litres of Prosecco grappa.

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                                                    ENGLAND: CHARITY EVENT "JOINING JACK"

                                                    On 21 June 2014 in Wrightington, Lancaster (England), the "Joining Jack" association organised a charity event at the Derby House Equestrian. Bottega donated three bottle of Magnum Gold for the occasion. The donations collected were devolved into research on Duchenne dystrophy.

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                                                      VENICE: INAUGURATION OF NEW HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMPAGNIA DE CALZA

                                                      On 28 June 2014, the Compagnia de Calza inaugurated its new headquarters in Venice, located between the Basilica della Salute and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. It is a historic residence characterised by a spacious interior laid out over two floors and with a private garden. More than 100 people participated in the presentation, toasting it with sparkling Bottega spumante.

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                                                        DISNEY MAGIC: BOTTEGA TRAINING ON BOARD

                                                        From 15 to 18 July 2014, Disney Magic, one of the flagships of the fleet of the Disney Group cruise ships, hosted a series of Bottega training sessions, during the navigation of the Aegean Sea. A total of about 300 people were involved. Two "Wine & Grappa tasting" specials were held, one with focus on Veneto and the other on Tuscany, capturing the attention of the passengers who purchased it as one of the new activities on board the ship.

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                                                          CHARITY GOLF DAY

                                                          On 12 June 2014, for the fourth consecutive year, the Charity Golf Day was held. It was sponsored by Alpha LSG, one of the major players in the Duty Free and Travel Retail channel. The contributions collected in the course of the day were entirely devolved to the Macmillan Cancer Support association. Bottega donated a bottle of Jeroboam Bottega Rose Gold to the auction of the fundraiser, which yielded 120 pounds.

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                                                            DUBAI DUTY FREE: BRAND AMBASSADOR BOTTEGA

                                                            Since the beginning of 2014 Vinai and Eva have been operating in the Duty Free of the Dubai Airport; two Ambassador brands dedicated to Bottega products. With great commitment and absolute professionalism, in about six months they have greatly contributed to an overall increase in sales of about 40%.

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                                                              STOCKHOLM ARLANDA AIRPORT: BOTTEGA PROMOTION

                                                              In August 2014 in the spaces of the duty free at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, there was an ad hoc promotion for our Ripasso Bottega. Specifically, a large pyramid exhibition put in the spotlight our red Valpolicella, along with Baileys.

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                                                                AIX EN PROVENCE: BOTTEGA GOLD IN THE NAME OF ITALIAN EXCELLENCE

                                                                On 17 July 2014, at the artistic and cultural centre Hotel de Gallifet, the prestigious Italian brand Panerai has presented its collection of watches. The one hundred and fifty guests were enjoying a glass of Bottega Gold as an aperitif.

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                                                                  ROME AIRPORTS: RECORD SALES FOR LIMONCINO BOTTEGA

                                                                  The month of July 2014 showed record sales (12,656 bottles) for Limoncino Bottega in the Duty Free and Travel Retail spaces of Fiumicino and Ciampino. It is an absolute best performance in the trade history of LSTR Rome, the group that manages the former ADR Retail shops at the Roman airports.

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                                                                    HAMBURG AIRPORT: PROMOTION WITH VESPA GOLD

                                                                    During the month of August 2014, the Duty Free at Hamburg Airport created a promotion called La Dolce Vita which had as an absolute protagonist a golden Vespa with the Bottega logo which highlighted in particular Limoncino and Bottega Gold.

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                                                                      AZIENDA AGRICOLA COLLINA DEL SOLE FARM: ORGANIC VINEYARDS

                                                                      The vineyards that surround the Bottega farm, starting from January 2014, have been run with the method of organic farming. After 3 years from the adoption of this method, that is, with the 2017 vintage, the wines made from grapes harvested in these vineyards will be organic to all effects. In the attached picture are the signs in the vineyards, which indicate this type of cultivation and refer to Azienda Agricola Collina del Sole, an integral part of the Bottega group.

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                                                                        AUCKLAND: NOT JUST SAILING AND RUGBY

                                                                        In several trendy clubs of Auckland (New Zealand) Alexander grappa has found its place. Sandro Bottega visited one of these during his recent trip in Oceania: the bar restaurant Gusto, within the Hotel Sky City Grand.

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                                                                          BOTTEGA: DISTILLERIA WATER FREE

                                                                          Bottega is a green company, who cares for the conservation of the environment and the consumption of energy. In addition to the geothermal air conditioning, about a month ago a new water recirculation system was introduced in the distillery. Our distillery water consumption at full speed estimated at about 4 cubic meters per hour. In fact with the new system we obtain a total water saving.

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                                                                            PIANZANO: NEW AREA FOR AGING GRAPPAS

                                                                            We have set in Pianzano di Godega a new space for the aging of grappas. It is a warehouse, that has been transformed into a “barricaia” inside the old distillery, the historic site of the company.

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                                                                              HOLLAND: GOLD CHOSEN FOR A TV SERIES

                                                                              Bottega Gold will be used on set of a new tv series (10 episodes) called “Bluf”. Amongst the actors of the serial stands out Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen, model and wife of the football player Wesley Sneijder. The serial will be broadcast on RTL (very important channel in NL) in September 2014.

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                                                                                FOOTBALL WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL: BOTTEGA PROMOTION

                                                                                The football World Cup took place in Brazil, from the 12th of June to the 13th of June 2014. During the event, some promoters dressed as referees offered a taste of Bottega wines in duty-free stores of Rio di Janeiro and San Paolo airports.

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                                                                                  BOTTEGA GOLD AND GOLD SIN JEWELS AT COSMOPROF IN BOLOGNA

                                                                                  From 4th April 2014, Bottega Gold debuted at Cosmoprof in Bologna, popular exhibition dedicated to perfumes and cosmetics. Bottega Gold was served at the "Gold Sin Jewels" booth, during the presentation of the new temporary jewels created by the company Genefinity. Every day, a fashion show with models - whose skin was decorated with these beautiful jewels – took place.

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                                                                                    VENICE: BOTTEGA SPONSOR OF RAI SCREENINGS

                                                                                    Bottega sponsored Rai Screenings in Venice. On April 5, 2014 Bottega Gold was served during the inauguration of Montblanc’s new store, which was partner of the initiative. Among the participants were actors Alessio Boni, Cristiana Capotondi and Fabio Troiano, who toasted with Bottega’s most glamouros Prosecco.

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                                                                                      CIBUS: BOTTEGA AND MARINO TANFOGLIO PRESENTED "PAN DI VINO"

                                                                                      Cibus, the international food exhibition in the city of Parma, hosted the presentation of " Pan di Vino" at the Bottega booth. It is an innovative bread which is leavened with a selection of Prosecco yeasts. The author of this novelty is Marino Tanfoglio, a young baker from Mantua.

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                                                                                        MONTALCINO: TWO CELLARS MANAGED BY BOTTEGA

                                                                                        Bottega strengthens its presence in Montalcino, through the direct management of two cellars, where the great red wines of this prestigious area are vinified and aged. Since the beginning of 2014, Bottega is a member of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino (www.consorziobrunellodimontalcino.it).

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                                                                                          VINITALY: IMOCO VOLLEY AT BOTTEGA BOOTH

                                                                                          On Sunday, April 6, 2014 at its booth in Verona, Bottega hosted the Imoco Volley team of Conegliano, outsider of the Italian women's volleyball championship. Imoco was sponsored by our company.

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                                                                                            VINITALY 2014: BOTTEGA INTRODUCES THE “PROSECCO BAR” PROJECT WITH COMPAGNIA DE CALZA FROM VENICE

                                                                                            On Monday, April 7, 2014, at Vinitaly, Bottega and the Compagnia de Calza of Venice presented the project Prosecco Bar. Indeed, the first Bottega Prosecco Bar was opened in January 2014 aboard the prestigious Swedish boat Viking Cinderella

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                                                                                              MONTENEGRO: BOTTEGA GOLD NIGHT

                                                                                              On Saturday, March 23rd, 2014, the trendy bar “The Great Gatsby”, located in Podgorica (the capital of Montenegro) organized an event Bottega Gold Night which reaped a great success.

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                                                                                                CATHAY PACIFIC CREW CARNIVAL

                                                                                                On February 14, 2014, the Cathay Pacific Crew Carnival took place in Hong Kong. This is an important event which is organized every year by the prestigious Asian airline. It is an opportunity to bring together the Cathay flight crews and the suppliers of the airline. The exchange of information, together with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the products, it is mutually beneficial for the development of in-flight sales. Bottega took part in the event with a wide range of wines and liqueurs. Renza Lorenzet, export manager for Asia, attended the event on behalf of our company.

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                                                                                                  DENMARK: BOTTEGA GOLD AT THE BIG BROTHER

                                                                                                  In Denmark, the participants of the popular reality show “The Big Brother” toasted to the new year 2014 with Bottega Gold. Among the competitors was the famous Danish model Oliver Bjerrehus, which helped to increase the visibility of this unusual New Year's toast.

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                                                                                                    FIUMICINO AIRPORT: APECAR AND GOLD DISPLAY

                                                                                                    Vespa and Apecar are two undisputed symbols of Made in Italy. For this reason, the Duty Free shop in the airport of Fiumicino has created a special customized exhibition space centered on the two vehicles. Throughout the month of December 2013, a golden Apecar was the backdrop to our Bottega Gold ehxibition, recording a good sales increase.

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                                                                                                      BOTTEGA ATTENDED BENVENUTO BRUNELLO

                                                                                                      The company Bottega took part for the first time at Benvenuto Brunello. The prestigous event was held from February 21 to 24, 2014 in Montalcino, to present the debut of the new vintage of the famous Brunello. Bottega operates in the capital of the Tuscan wine with its own direct management winery, where in addition to Brunello are produced also Rosso di Montalcino and the Sant’Antimo Rosso.

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                                                                                                        BOTTEGA: FIRST PROSECCO BAR IN SCANDINAVIA

                                                                                                        The launch of the project was held on January 25th, 2014, aboard the prestigious MS Viking Cinderella ship, on the route Stockholm-Mariehamn. After about two years of study and hard work, Bottega inaugurated its first Bottega Prosecco Bar on the Baltic Sea. This is a concept developed with the aim of enhancing the excellence of Italian food and Italian wine. The philosophy of the “bacaro” bar is the source of inspiration: a concept taken from Venice, which can be reproduced all over the world. The pillar of the project is the "Perfect Match", which is the ideal combination between the typical food of the Italian regional cuisines and the different wines offered by Bottega.

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                                                                                                          ISPY AIRLINES CONVENTION: BOTTEGA GOLD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

                                                                                                          From January 12th to 17th, 2014, the annual edition of ISPY (Inflight Sales Person of the Year) was held in Brighton (England), inside the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel. This event brings together the flight crew of the major airlines, their commercial buyers and suppliers. Bottega took part in the event with its own exhibition space; during the event, Bottega Gold was awarded with the prestigious Best Buy Onboard Product of the year.

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                                                                                                            NEW YORK: PLAYBOY & BOTTEGA LIQUID METALS

                                                                                                            On October 26th, 2013, the Masquerade Ball was held at the Greenhouse of New York. This is a hot event that celebrates Halloween a few days in advance. The evening was attended by Playboy playmates who heated up the hearts of all participants. At the night, "Bottega Liquid Metals" were served: this impressive definition identify the glamourous sparkling Bottega wines, characterized by the unmistakable metallic bottle, in the United States market.

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                                                                                                              STOCKHOLM: GOLD AND COSMETICS

                                                                                                              On September 26th, 2013, the Saether group, leading Scandinavian distributor of cosmetics, organized a press meeting in Stockholm. For the occasion, our Bottega Gold, supplied directly from our Swedish importer, was served.

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                                                                                                                NEW YORK: LAUNCH PARTY FOR GOLD AND ROSE GOLD

                                                                                                                On September 18th, 2013, at the Marquee, the famous New York club, our Gold and Rose Gold officially debuted in the nightlife of the American metropolis. During the event, celebrations for the birthday of DJ Afrojack - Dutch-born Surinamese music producer - took place.

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                                                                                                                  HAMBURG: HAUSMESSE

                                                                                                                  A prestigious wholesaler in Hamburg, a customer of Bottega for years now, organized a "Hausmesse" at its premises. Among the displayed products were Alexander grappa, Bottega liqueurs, Fragolino and Petalo.

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                                                                                                                    BOSCO WONG AND THE HONG KONG STAR SYSTEM

                                                                                                                    Last August Sandro Bottega met the Asian television star Bosco Wong in Hong Kong. Very well known in China and throughout Asia, the versatile Bosco is an actor and singer. A strong passion for the wine world lead him to open his own restaurant in Hong Kong and to initiate a partnership with our company for the supply of wines and spirits.

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                                                                                                                      HELSINKI: ITALIAN DINNER

                                                                                                                      On October 2nd, 2013, our Finnish distributor organized a dinner at the Italian restaurant Il Bucatino in Helsinki. The evening was dedicated to journalists and opinion leaders in the Finnish capital. Sandro Bottega entertained the guests, describing the products tasting (Collina del Sole wines, Bottega Creams & Liquors, grappa Cellini) and their combinations.

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                                                                                                                        AMSTERDAM AND VENICE IN THE SIGN OF GOLD

                                                                                                                        On September 25th, 2013, the Andaz hotel in Amsterdam, in collaboration with the Dutch distributor Fourcroy, organized an afternoon to introduce Bottega to the Dutch press. The theme of event, called "Connected through Gold", recalled the mercantile tradition of Amsterdam and Venice. Experts and journalists of the Dutch capital attended the tasting, which began with a welcome drink Bottega Gold and continued with the following combinations: Bottega Rose Gold and seafood, Il Vino dell’Amore Petalo Moscato and pastries, Alexander Grappa Exquisite and dark chocolate. A speech by Sandro Bottega on the company, its products, their combinations and blown glass bottles further enlivened the event.

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                                                                                                                          WIEN: PROMOTIONAL EVENT

                                                                                                                          Vinorama, a well-known Austrian online sales outlet, organized a tasting of Italian wines and grappa. The event was held on October 11th, 2013 at Marriott Hotel in Wien; aimed to professionals and consumers was a great success. Alexander Grappa and Fragolino were offered for tasting throughout the day.

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                                                                                                                            WARSAW: BOTTEGA NIGHT

                                                                                                                            On August 30th, 2013, at Enclawa, one of the trendiest clubs in Warsaw, organized a Bottega Night with a special exhibition of the well-known Belgian DJ Danzel. Bottega Gold, much appreciated by all present, is becoming an important tool to extend the brand awareness of Bottega in the Polish capital.

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                                                                                                                              CANADA CORNUCOPIA, FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                              Bottega Gold has been selected among the Top 25 Wines for Cornucopia 2013. This important award is linked to the Cornucopia Food & Wine Festival held in Whistler, renowned ski resort of British Columbia (Western Canada).

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                                                                                                                                VOGUE FASHION NIGHT AT THE SHOPPING MALL “LA REGGIA” IN CASERTA

                                                                                                                                On September 28th and 29th, 2013 in the prestigious setting of the shopping mall "La Reggia" in Caserta, a two-days event took place in collaboration with Vogue Italia. Millesimato Bottega and Bottega Gold were the protagonists of a stall set up with the products of our company.

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                                                                                                                                  FIUMICINO: WINE FAIR

                                                                                                                                  Wine Fair at Fiumicino airport, organized by Aelia/LSTR Roma, is a promotional show focused on wine; exhibitors are invited to display their products using Vespa and Ape, two undisputed Italian symbols. During the month of October 2013, Bottega benefited from a space of remarkable visibility in the International Duty Free area: a Bottega branded Vespa was the wing of this unusual display of red wines.

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                                                                                                                                    VENICE AIRPORT: SPECIAL DISPLAY

                                                                                                                                    Up to 31st December, 2013, the Venice Duty Free has reserved a special gondola display for our Bottega Gold. A very prestigious location for both the product and the company.

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                                                                                                                                      MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013 TO BRUNO VESPA

                                                                                                                                      On September 27th, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, the journalist Bruno Vespa was awarded with Premio Uomo dell’Anno 2013. This is a prestigious award created by the Associazione Nazionale Le Donne Del Vino (National Women of Wine Italian Association). Monica Lisetto, “wine woman” for Bottega, presented to the well-known journalist a blown glass bottle containing three liters of a selection of Prosecco grappa and reproducing inside a quill pen. L'Associazione Nazionale Le Donne del Vino, formed in 1988, today has 650 members, representing all categories of the wine industry, from vineyard to cellar, from the table to communication.

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                                                                                                                                        TFWA CANNES 2013: BOTTEGA NEW BOOTH

                                                                                                                                        Bottega took part with a new and larger booth to the TFWA exhibition, the prestigious Duty Free and Travel Retail market show that took place in Cannes from October 21st to 25th 2013. On Sunday, just before the start of the exhibition, the Heinemann Golf Tournament took place in Mandelieu (close to Cannes). As usual, Bottega sponsored the event offering its Bottega Gold sparkling wine, and the new cocktail Bottega Spritz to golfers and public. Bottega also offered a “Grappolo” blown glass bottle in the prestigious 3-liter version, as a prize to the winner of the tournament.

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                                                                                                                                          HONG KONG: CHARITY BALL 2013

                                                                                                                                          The twelfth edition of the prestigious Charity Ball, organized by the renowned Foreign Correspondents’ Club together with Po Leung Kuk, local renowned no profit organization, was held in Hong Kong on 5 October 2013. As a leading sponsor of the event, Bottega supplied a selection of wines, grappas and liqueurs which were served to the 1,500 people who took part in the gala dinner. All the proceeds from the event were used by Po Leung Kuk to finance aid and support programmes for the most needy children and families in the Asian metropolis.

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                                                                                                                                            GRAPE HARVEST CELEBRATION: BOTTEGA MET LIRICS

                                                                                                                                            On September 13th 2013, the traditional grape harvest celebration took place in the vineyards surrounding the Bottega headquarters. The event, now in its fifth edition, featured the tenor Francesco Grollo from Treviso as its guest of honor, thanks to the collaboration of the "1st Club of the Opera Francesco Grollo" for the project "TerraLirica". The artist, for the particular occasion, has dedicated a tribute to two great composers of Italian opera: Giuseppe Verdi and Pietro Mascagni, whose birth celebrations both fall in 2013 - respectively for the 200th and 150th anniversary.

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                                                                                                                                              DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA BECOMES BOTTEGA SPA

                                                                                                                                              Starting from March 20th 2013 Distilleria Bottega changes its company name and becomes Bottega S.p.A, with an increase in share capital from € 1,404,000 to € 5,000,000. The passage from Limited Liability Company (srl) to Incorporated Company is not a random choice, but responds, legally and officially to the increased size of the structure and volume of business. The company fully maintains its family identity and shareholdings are exclusively owned by Barbara, Sandro and Stefano Bottega.

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                                                                                                                                                GERMANY: GOLD EVENING IN BREMEN

                                                                                                                                                Bottega Gold warmed up a cold winter evening in the northernmost part of Germany on the 24th of January 2013. The event took place in Bremen during the annual meeting of Brand Compendium, which is one of our most important commercial partners in Germany thanks to its consistent agents' network. The scenery of the meeting was the glamorous Skybar located on the 20th floor of a building from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. The event ended up with an Italian dinner during which the products Bottega, along with the new Crema di Limoncino were served.

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                                                                                                                                                  SHANGHAI: NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

                                                                                                                                                  Distilleria Bottega attended as qualified sponsor the New Year's Eve party, held in Shanghai, in the district of Xintiandi, the main pedestrian area of the city. This site, dedicated to shopping, dining and sophisticated entertainment, is an important showcase for China. On 31 December 2012, the owners and managers of Xintiandi offered their customers an exclusive party in a purpose-built location within the neighborhood. Distilleria Bottega, the only producer of wines and spirits during the event, offered Bottega Gold, Prosecco Doc and Petalo.

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                                                                                                                                                    ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN ON MEDIASET GROUP TV

                                                                                                                                                    The advertising campaign Bottega, on Mediaset tv, is on air from 14th to 22nd December, during the week before Christmas. The unmistakable Bottega Gold bottle appears, introducing the New Year Eve atmosphere.

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                                                                                                                                                    GRAPE HARVEST CELEBRATION

                                                                                                                                                    On September 14th 2012, the traditional grape harvest celebration took place in the vineyards surrounding Distilleria Bottega. For the fourth year, the event was a mix of tradition, fashion and fun. Grapes were harvested by actors from Compagnia de Calza of Venice, wearing 18th century style Venetian costumes. The grapes were immediately pressed by foot in the historical wooden vats, used especially for the event.

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                                                                                                                                                    LITTLE ITALY: BOTTEGA PARTY IN BRUGHERIO

                                                                                                                                                    On September 12th 2012, Distilleria Bottega, organised at Controluce club in Brugherio, near Milan, the Little Italy party for the presentation of our products, featuring the Italian flag and a few symbols of the country, such as Vespa and Fiat 500. The party was a great success for the customers of Controluce.

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                                                                                                                                                    MILAN: MAN OF THE YEAR 2012 PRIZE TO ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR ANDREA BATTISTONI

                                                                                                                                                    On September 10th 2012, the National Association Women in Wine awarded orchestra director Andrea Battistoni Man of the Year 2012. Andrea Battistoni is a young but well-known orchestra director, who is already experiencing international success. During the event Monica Lisetto, Woman in Wine of Distilleria Bottega, awarded Battistoni with a 3-litre blown glass bottle of grappa containing a treble clef.

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                                                                                                                                                      AMARONE IL VINO DEGLI DEI: SILVER MEDAL AT MUNDUSVINI, GERMANY

                                                                                                                                                      Distilleria Bottega had a great success in the MundusVini enological competition: for two years, our Amarone Il Vino degli Dei was awarded the silver medal.

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                                                                                                                                                        WINE ENTHUSIAST 2012 WINE STARS AWARD: BOTTEGA NOMINATION

                                                                                                                                                        Wine Enthusiast, a well-known American magazine, has recently announced the nominations for Wine Star Award 2012. Distilleria Bottega has been selected for the category “Distillery of the Year”, together with Appleton Estate Rum (Jamaica), Michter’s (Usa), Partida Tequila (Mexico) and St. George Spirits (Usa).

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                                                                                                                                                          WINESTATE MAGAZINE: BOTTEGA MILLESIMATO AWARDED IN AUSTRALIA

                                                                                                                                                          Bottega Millesimato was awarded the “3 stars” prize from the famous WineState Magazine.

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                                                                                                                                                            IWSC 2012: BRONZE FOR NERO BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                            Nero Bottega received the "Bronze Award" at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012. It is the first prize for our new dark chocolate liquor.

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                                                                                                                                                              CORTONA MIX FESTIVAL: A SPECIAL GRAPPA FOR EMIR KUSTURICA

                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega sponsored the Cortona Mix Festival, bringing together music, literature, cinema and theatre. On August 1st 2012 the director Emir Kusturica and No Smoking Orchestra organised a rock concert in Piazza Signorelli, in the hearth of Cortona. Distilleria Bottega gave Kusturica a special blown glass bottle containing 3 litres of Prosecco grappa.

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                                                                                                                                                                DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: BOTTEGA GOLD IN MASERATI BOOTH

                                                                                                                                                                In August, the Durban Good Food & Wine Festival attracted 50.000 visitors. Maserati took part in the event with its own booth and along with a few “celebrity chefs” organized some cooking shows that caught the attention of the people attending the festival. The Maserati booth was decorated with a Bottega Gold display and was awarded the Gold Award for design also thanks to the refined packaging of our “glamorous sparkling wine”.

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                                                                                                                                                                  MONTENEGRO: GLAMOROUS EVENTS

                                                                                                                                                                  Distilleria Bottega cooperates in Montenegro with Ntc-Distribucija. On August 2nd and 4th 2012, our products were introduced by the company in Budva and Porto Montenegro, during the presentation of the new book by Vesna Dedic, well-known Serbian writer and TV host.

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                                                                                                                                                                  SAMBUCA BOTTEGA AVAILABLE IN ROMA FIUMICINO DUTY FREE SHOP

                                                                                                                                                                  Aeroporti di Roma Spa decided to list Sambuca Bottega, thus challenging the historical brands of this product that has a great tradition both in Rome and Lazio. The listing of our Sambuca is an extremely effective form of indirect advertisement.

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                                                                                                                                                                    MUNICH AIRPORT: PRIVILEGED DISPLAY

                                                                                                                                                                    Munich Airport, is after Frankfurt, Germany's most important airport. Here, Distilleria Bottega has recently strengthened its presence. The Duty Free and Travel Retail store, located at Terminal 2, is where our company obtained a display area that assures maximum visibility.

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                                                                                                                                                                      OSLO AIRPORT: DISPLAY BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                      Oslo International Airport is the most important airport in Norway and Scandinavia. In its Duty free shop, Distilleria Bottega conquered an exclusive display area that offers good visibility of our sparkling wines.

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                                                                                                                                                                        THE ROYAL GOLD FAMILY

                                                                                                                                                                        On the first week of May, a road show training involving British Airways hostesses was held in London Heathrow Airport. As the theme of the show was “Best of British”, Distilleria Bottega created an original image of Bottega Gold Family (20 cl, 75 cl, Magnum and Jeroboam), winking at the British Royal Family.

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                                                                                                                                                                          ESTONIA: DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA AWARDED BEST TALLINK DUTY FREE FAIR PARTNER 2012 PRIZE

                                                                                                                                                                          On September 13th 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia, the shipping line Tallink (one of the most important in Baltic) hosted Tallink Duty Free Conference, where Distilleria Bottega was awarded Best Tallink Duty Free Fair Partner 2012 Prize. Fazer (chocolate), Pernod-Ricard, Procter & Gamble and Bacardi were also awarded.

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                                                                                                                                                                            NEW ZEALAND: WINTER PARTY WITH BOTTEGA GOLD

                                                                                                                                                                            On July 14th 2012, in Auckland, Distilleria Bottega took part in Winter Social, the most important event of the season. This exclusive party, featuring 500 selected guests, was the occasion for tasting and discovering a selection of the best distillates and sparkling wines from all over the world. Bottega Gold was the only product to represent Italy.

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                                                                                                                                                                              HONG KONG: MISS ASIA NIGHT

                                                                                                                                                                              On September 8th 2012 Asia Television Ltd. Organized Miss Asia Night 2012 in Hong Kong. Vino dei Poeti Rosè Bottega co-starred the event with a vast offer of our wines, supplied by Telford Hong Kong.

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                                                                                                                                                                                DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA RECEIVES 50 FERRARIS IN ITS MAIN OFFICES

                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 17th September 2011, Distilleria Bottega celebrated the beginning of distilling by hosting about 50 Ferraris in its main offices on the occasion of the “14th gathering of Ferrari lovers and cars”, organised by the Ferrari Club Prealpi Venete di Godega di Sant’Urbano (TV) Stable. When the participants arrived, they were welcomed by Stefano Bottega. There followed a visit to the distillery, with a special description of the process of transformation of the marc and a tasting of the Prosecco sparkling wine. In the evening during the convivial dinner with the Ferrari fans, Stefano Bottega awarded Ivan Capelli, former formula one Ferrari driver and now famous TV commentator, with the “Rosso Bottega” award, a beautiful blown glass bottle with a prancing horse inside it and containing 3 litres of Prosecco Grappa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                AMARONE AND DESIGN: A COCKTAIL FOR LIFE WITH ELISA

                                                                                                                                                                                October is the month of breast cancer prevention and Sandro Bottega demonstrated his continuous dedication to the campaign by presenting the Amarone Prêt-à-Porter in Milan, the limited edition “glamour wine”, designed in collaboration with the designer Denise Focil. The exclusive evening was held at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum on Thursday 20th October 2011. All the money raised during the event, which had singer Elisa as special patroness of the evening, went to Breast Health International (BHI), Italian non-profit organisation, which provides assistance to women suffering from breast cancer and to their families. Stefania Sandrelli participated in the event along with her partner Giovanni Soldati.

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                                                                                                                                                                                FRONTIER AWARDS 2011: BEST PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR THE WINNING BLEND OF OPERA MUSIC AND SPARKLING WINE FOR DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                The prestigious Frontier Awards 2011, some of the main awards for the Duty Free and Travel Retail channel, were assigned during the TFWA Exhibition of Cannes (19th-23rd September). The Duty Free Shop of Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) and the Bottega Gold spumante won the “Best Partnership Initiative of the Year” award with the “Italian Drops” initiative, which created a blend between opera music and the premium glamorous spumante wine in one of the major duty free shops in Latin America. Top marks then to the collaboration between Distilleria Bottega and London Supply, one of the most important Latin America operators, which operates the Duty Free shop in Puerto Iguazu, the Argentinean city which is the access way to the famous waterfalls. This location was, indeed, the location of an innovative promotion during the course of 2011. The dynamic Argentinean operator created a way of entertaining and amusing the public inside the exhibition areas of the shopping centre and at the same time getting them to taste the Bottega products. The promotion centred on several musicians who played some of the most famous and immortal world opera pieces. The artists, dressed up as shop employees, visitors, tourists and security guards, mingled with the public and surprised the visitors, getting them to try the spumante Bottega Gold.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  NICE AIRPORT: GOLD AND LIMONCINO

                                                                                                                                                                                  Nice airport is the second most important airport in France. In terms of volume of traffic, it comes second only to Paris' Charles De Gaulle airport. The gateway to the Côte d'Azur, it is an important regional hub for Mediterranean air traffic. Distilleria Bottega, which has been long represented with its products in the duty free shop, publicised Bottega Gold and the Limoncino in the luminous panels of the duty free shop.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM: SPUMANTI BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ho Chi Minh City, still better known under its old name of Saigon, is the economic heart of Vietnam. In this chaotic city our importer Cellier France Asie organised an event called Hit the Roof on 5th October 2001, at the club Cloud 9. Sandro Bottega, special guest of the event, presented Prosecco Doc, Rosé and Gold.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      PROSECCO BOTTEGA: AD ON THE MEDIASET NETWORK

                                                                                                                                                                                      Distilleria Bottega focussed on Prosecco spumante for the autumn advertising campaign on the Mediaset networks. The ad lasting 10 seconds is based on the sparkling nature of the wine which fills the long stemmed glasses with a rich foam and is transformed into a liquid universe, in which the bubbles become the absolute protagonists. The Bottega Gold bottle appears with its unmistakeable golden plumage, introducing the party atmosphere of the New year's Eve toast. The ad is scheduled to appear between 20th November to 3rd December. The same campaign was also used last year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        HARVEST FESTIVAL WITH GRAPE PRESSING IN PERIOD COSTUMES

                                                                                                                                                                                        On September 9, 2011 Distilleria Bottega celebrated the Prosecco Doc grape harvest in its own vineyards which surround the company’s head offices. The bunches of grapes were harvested by the walk-on actors of the Compagnia de Calza of Venice, who wore 18th century historical Venetian costumes for the occasion. Immediately after, at sunset at summer's end, the same grapes distributed in two wooden vats from the last century were pressed by the feet of some beautiful girls. During the pressing and dinner the de Calza walk-on actors re-evoked the charms of the Serenissima Republic of Venice with poems singing the praises of wine and with erudite quotations. During the course of the evening, the "Procurator Grando" Luca Colferai bestowed on Sandro Bottega the standard of the Compagnia de Calza, to celebrate twenty years of friendship between the confraternity and the Treviso distillery.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          FEAST OF THE REDEEMER IN VENICE

                                                                                                                                                                                          On July 16, 2011 Distilleria Bottega organised a boat party to celebrate the Redeemer, the most strongly felt of all the Venetian feasts. The evening began with pre-dinner drinks at sunset with the boat at full steam. Then after dark, dinner got underway accompanied by the tasting of our wines and grappa. After that the deck of the boat was turned into a privileged stage from which all the guests could watch the fireworks display which lit up the Venetian night with thousands of colours.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            BOTTEGA NIGHT IN PADUA

                                                                                                                                                                                            On Tuesday 26 July 2011 at the restaurant and wine store Corte dei Leoni in Padua, Distilleria Bottega presented its spumante Bottega Gold and its Grappa Riserva Privata which won the Gold medal in the 2011 edition of the prestigious competition “Acquaviti d’Oro”, organised by the ANAG. After the aperitif and the dinner, the evening was enlivened by a jazz and lounge music space.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              BOTTEGA GOLD AT CAVI DI LAVAGNA

                                                                                                                                                                                              On Sunday 31 July 2011 our spumante Bottega Gold stole the limelight at Beach Club Sol Levante in Cavi di Lavagna (Riviera di Levante, at about 50 km from Genoa). The event consisted of an “aperitif-dinner” at sunset, followed by a beach barbecue which was followed by music in the beach-side discotheque.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                MILLESIMATO STEFANO BOTTEGA AT THE YES BANANA IN SPRESIANO

                                                                                                                                                                                                On July 27 2011 Distilleria Bottega presented its new spumante Millesimato Stefano Bottega in the restaurant Yes Banana in Spresiano (TV), during the party of Oikos, the Venetian company leader in the production of top of the range entirely Italian made armoured doors. The restaurant was embellished for the occasion with the exhibition of the spumante Bottega Gold and the new Millesimato Stefano Bottega.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  FRONTIER AWARDS: BEST PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Duty Free Shop of Puerto Iguazu and our Bottega Gold won this prestigious prize with the “Italian Drops” initiative, which provided a link of opera music and our glamorous spumante in one of the major duty free shops in Latin America. The collaboration between London Supply and Distilleria Bottega was therefore given the main award.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMARONE PRET-A-PORTER: SILVER MEDAL FOR PACKAGING

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amarone Pret-A-Porter was awarded the silver medal for innovating packaging by the prestigious Drinks International Travel Retail Awards 2011. The awards ceremony was held on September 20 in Cannes at the Bay Restaurant, inside the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMARONE THE WINE OF THE GODS: SILVER AT MUNDUSVINI IN GERMANY

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Distilleria Bottega had a successful participation in the wine contest MUNDUSVINI in Germany, obtaining silver medal for the Amarone Il Vino degli Dei. The International Grand Prix of Wine MUNDUSVINI is one of the most important wine contests on an international level.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        TWO BOTTEGA WINES WIN AWARDS AT SELECTION WINE TASTING COMPETITION

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bottega's Vino dei Poeti Brunello di Montalcino, the Poets' Wine, and Recioto della Valpolicella were awarded the “3 sterne” (3 star) acknowledgement in Mainz in Germany during the Selection Wine Tasting Competition.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          SINGAPORE: BOTTEGA GOLD STARS AT THE FULLERTON BAY HOTEL

                                                                                                                                                                                                          On May 18th, 2011, in Singapore, Distilleria Bottega presented Bottega Gold, its “spumante glamour” which with its golden livery shows the very quintessence of luxury. The Asiatic city-state hosted “Bottega Golden Night”, organized by Sandro Bottega and by our importer Giorgio Ferrari. The Clifford restaurant was chosen for the evening. This restaurant, which reproduces the chic atmosphere of a Paris brasserie, is part of The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. The many guests appreciated Bottega Gold, both as an aperitif and accompanying the dishes created by the Clifford chefs. The display of bottles, set out to make a large circle, and the appearance of four local beauties with flashing gold dresses, created a great expectation for tasting our top spumante.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            THE WOMEN OF WINE REWARD RENATO BALESTRA

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The fashion designer Renato Balestra won the First Man of the Year Award, called for by the National Association Le Donne del Vino (“The Women of Wine”). The ceremony took place at the port of Venice on May 14th, 2011, on the Magnifica, a splendid ship belonging to MSC Crociere. On board, our Petalo Moscato and Il Vino dei Poeti Rosé met with particular interest when they were served to the guests during a reception offered by MSC. Monica Lisetto and Anna Pesenti, both Women of Wine, took part in the event representing Distilleria Bottega.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              BUENOS AIRES: FEAST OF THE REPUBLIC AT THE EMBASSY

                                                                                                                                                                                                              On June 2nd, the Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires was the venue for the traditional Feast of the Republic; in this context, the celebrations were accompanied by our Prosecco Canevari. The organizer of the initiative was the very active distributor Wine Supply, which has developed a close partnership with Distilleria Bottega.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                CROATIA: THE SPLIT AIRPORT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The airport of Split, the second largest city in Croatia, has expanded its business considerably in recent years. Inside the airport, the Duty Free shop managed by the Heinemann group has dedicated a special space to our top image products. It should be stressed that Bottega's are the only foreign wines to be found there. At the end of May, a large delegation from the airport Duty Free shop of the Dalmatian city visited our company.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FLORENCE, PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO: GOLD AND DIAMOND MEET JOHN MALKOVICH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  During the event Pitti Immagine Uomo, Bottega Gold and Bottega Diamond, the two “spumanti glamour” of Distilleria Bottega, were presented in the course of the three day Eredi Chiarini Fashion Event, organized in Florence by the historic shop of the same name. The event (June 14th – 16th, 2011) saw the prestigious presence of John Malkovich, the well known US director and actor, who introduced his Technobohemian collection.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WISH FOR JAPAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The employees of the Shangri-La hotel chain organized a charity initiative called “WISH.for Japan”, to support the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. For this purpose, the well known and prestigious five star Asiatic hotel group created special “WISH.for Japan” stay packages which include not only ad hoc menus and spa treatments, but also the sale of a bracelet and candies. Distilleria Bottega too decided to take part in the charity programme, creating a special bottle of spumante. Profits from the sale of the new product will be directed towards this cause. Bottles containing the Glera spumante wine are completely white and bear the logos Bottega and WISH.for Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BANGKOK: GOLD PARTY AND BOTTEGA DINNER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Texica, our Thai importer, organized two evenings in Bangkok which met with wide acclaim in the media. The first event, called “Bottega Gold Party”, was held on May 20th, 2011 at Mello Yello, a well-known jazz club in the capital. The second evening was hosted on the following day by The Hamilton Restaurant at The Dusit Hotel. Both events were successful, showing the importance of matching consumption of Bottega products with the dishes of various countries.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        THE ACQUAVITI D’ORO 2011 COMPETITION REWARDS GRAPPA RISERVA PRIVATA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grappa Riserva Privata was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2011 edition of the competition “Acquaviti d’Oro”, organized by ANAG (Associazione Nazionale Assaggiatori Grappa, the National Association of Grappa Tasters). Grappa Riserva Privata was rewarded in the category of “Aged Grappas”.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IWSC 2011: BRONZE AWARD FOR RIPASSO AND ROSSO DI MONTALCINO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ripasso Bottega and Il Vino dei Poeti Rosso di Montalcino were both granted the "Bronze Award", in the 2011 edition of the International Wine and Spirit Competition. This important achievement helps to consolidate the image of all the wines produced by the company.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PUERTO IGUAZÚ: OPERA MUSIC ENTERS THE DUTY FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Duty Free in Puerto Iguazú, the Argentian city and gateway to the famous waterfalls, was the backdrop for an innovative promotion idea created by London Supply. This dynamic distributor of Distilleria Bottega products hired some opera singers who performed some of the most famous and immortal pieces from world opera. The singers, dressed as airport employees, visitors, tourists and security guards, mixed with the public to the enthusiasm of the visitors, encouraging them to taste Gold spumante and other Alexander and Bottega products. The initiative, entitled “Italian Drops” was repeated in the same location on no fewer than eight occasions in the first four months of 2011. Given the promotion's success, London Supply has decided to register with Distilleria Bottega for the “Best Partnership Initiative of the Year” in the 2011 Frontier Awards.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              INDIA: BRUNCH IN NEW DELHI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega has given its full support to its Indian importer, Mohan Brothers, in its attempt to create new food and drink combinations. Recently some brunches were organised at the Sidewalk restaurant inside Hyatt hotel in New Delhi with this specific goal. At present the Mohan Brothers’ selection includes Bottega Gold, Rosé Pink and some juices from the Bottega line.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THAILAND: WINDOW FOR BOTTEGA GOLD AND ALEXANDER GRAPPAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The annual party of the prestigious F&B Association of Thailand took place on 27 April 2011 at the Dummy Club in Bangkok. Texica, the Thai importer of Alexander and Bottega brands, took part in the event as sponsor. Arousing particular interest among the products that were presented were Bottega Gold spumante and Alexander grappas.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROME AIRPORT: TASTING BAR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The partnership with ADR Rome airports group continues to be successful. In shop no. 13 at Fiumicino during agreed promotion periods we have a tasting bar that is customised by a back-lit Bottega panel. This space is run by the sales promoter and by a person assigned especially to our products. The bar has a refrigerator-dispenser for Limoncino and the other fruit liquors. The tasting also includes grappas and other bestselling products.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BOLOGNA AIRPORT: TOP PERFORMANCE BY BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Duty Free and Travel Retail sales outlet at the airport of Bologna has recorded some extremely flattering figures for Bottega products. In the overall sales ranking, our Limoncino came in at 3rd place, after Marlboro Gold and Ferrero Rocher. Among the wines and liquors, the next product in the ranking was Aperol, in 39th place. Limoncè by Stock, our direct rival, came in at 59th place, recording less than one third of the sales figures of Limoncino Bottega.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ARMENIA: THE GATEWAY TO THE CAUCASUS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Since early 2010 Distilleria Bottega has increased its presence in Armenia through its partnership with two different importers which are both located in the capital Yerevan. Ar Bran distributes Fragolino, while Andako has chosen a selection of our grappas and liquors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AUSTRALIA: DUTY FREE MARKET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Australia is a big country with a growing economy. Distilleria Bottega has begun a partnership in the duty free channel with Nuance Group Australia. The partnership has begun with the following products – Bottega Gold, Bottega Diamond and Petalo Pink Moscato – on the group’s list.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VINITALY 2011: DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA CELEBRATES THE UNITY OF ITALY WITH AN ITALIAN FLAG BOTTLE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Friday 8 April 2011, Distilleria Bottega and Associazione Donne del Vino (the women in wine association) celebrated 150 years of the Unity of Italy at our stand in Vinitaly with Italian flag bottles containing a top selected lot of Prosecco grappa. For the occasion, the tenor Francesco Grollo gave a personal interpretation of the national anthem by Mameli. The chosen bottle, made of blown glass, encloses the Italian flag, which is made even more alive by the beautiful transparency and reflections of the liquor contained in it. Two Italian flag bottles, made in giant sizes, were on display at the Bottega stand for the whole duration of Vinitaly. On the same occasion, the company presented the biggest grappa bottle in the world, which won the Guinness World Record in 2010.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            STEFANIA SANDRELLI INAUGURATES DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA'S NEW GLASS BLOWING WORKSHOP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On 2 April Distilleria Bottega inaugurated its new glass blowing workshop in Pianzano di Godega (Treviso) where it creates the famous blown-glass bottles for the Alexander brand. Stefania Sandrelli was present as patroness of the inauguration ceremony. After a short introductory speech by Sandro Bottega, who described the company’s special relationship with the world of glass, Leonardo Muraro, President of the Province of Treviso, and Aldo Adinolfi, Prefect of Treviso, cut the traditional ribbon to officially inaugurate the workshop. An hour later in the distillery’s headquarters in Bibano, the Bottega brothers gave Stefania Sandrelli a special award for her 50-year career in the film industry. She was given a giant bottle containing 3 litres of a selection of Prosecco grappa with a reproduction inside of the director’s clapperboard, the quintessential symbol of the film set.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNITY OF ITALY AT FIUMICINO AND MALPENSA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rome’s Fiumicino airport celebrated the Unity of Italy in great style. On display in the Duty Free and Travel Retail sales outlets was a celebratory column with the words “150° Anniversario Unità d’Italia – Let’s celebrate” (“150th Anniversary of the Unity of Italy – Let’s celebrate”), holding a selection of the best Italian products. Included among these were various Bottega products, which we created a special “I love Italy” label for. This special exhibition was planned for the whole month of March. Our products were also on display with the celebratory label in Milan's Malpensa airport, to create an additional purchase opportunity.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DORECA CONVENTION AT THE FRECCE TRICOLORI BASE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 22 March 2011, the Doreca group, the big beverage distribution network, organised its annual convention at Rivolto (Udine) at the Frecce Tricolori – the Italian military aerial acrobatics team – base. Stefano Bottega was invited to take part as our company representative, following the success obtained by the Il Roggio brand grappas, which Distilleria Bottega has been producing exclusively for this group for over a year. The event, which opened with an acrobatic display by the Frecce Tricolori, ended with a gala dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BIF&ST: ALEXANDER AWARD TO CARLO VERDONE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Distilleria Bottega took part as a partner in the 2011 Bari film festival, Bif&st. In order to pay homage to the world of cinema, together with Felice Laudadio, director and creator of the festival promoted by the region of Puglia, the company created the Alexander Award: a giant-size blown-glass bottle of grappa with a reproduction of a bunch of grapes inside. This special and prestigious prize, already awarded to the director Giuliano Montaldo in 2010, was given to Carlo Verdone in 2011, for his ability to represent the Italians’ good and bad sides, including their eating and drinking habits. The award ceremony was held at Teatro Petruzzelli on Monday 24 January.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS CHOOSES BOTTEGA GOLD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    South African Airways, the biggest African airline, has included our Bottega Gold spumante in its in-flight sales service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GHANA AND UGANDA: EMERGING MARKETS IN AFRICA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Distillera Bottega has recently put together a partnership agreement in Ghana with the importer Forewin, based in the capital Accra. For the moment Bottega Gold is the only product on sale and is distributed in the port-side duty free channel. We are present in Uganda through the distributor Uganda Duty Free with wines, liquors and grappas both in the domestic market (restaurants and hotels) and in the Duty Free sales outlets at Entebbe international airport.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        VENICE CARNIVAL 2011: PRIZE TO COMPAGNIA DE CALZA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 27 February 2011, Distilleria Bottega actively took part in the official celebration of thirty years of Compagnia de Calza I Antichi. The Sale Apollinee in the Teatro La Fenice in Venice were the exceptional location for this playful and enjoyable event in the Venice Carnival. During the presentation, the Grand Prior Roberto Bianchin, the top authority of Compagnia de Calza, received the Alexander Carnival Award 2011.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHARITY FOR HAITI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On 11 March 2011 the DFNI Buccaneer Charity Ball was held at the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel in London. This year the Duty Free News International journal chose to support the Hand in Hand for Haiti project, set up in 2010 to provide aid for the earthquake victims on the Caribbean island, through this event. This year Distilleria Bottega, which took part in the project in 2010, offered some blown-glass bottles which were auctioned during the evening.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KYLIE MINOGUE TOASTS WITH BOTTEGA GOLD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kylie Minogue, the famous Australian singer and actress, gave an interview to the Daily Mail newspaper. At the end the presenter gave his guest a bottle of our Bottega Gold. Ms Minogue greatly appreciated the gift and was visibly taken with the packaging. The video in question was put on the Daily Mail's web site, ensuring effective indirect advertising for our product.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PERUGINA NESTLE’ CATALOGUE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Nestlé group has included our Limoncino among the Perugina catalogue of Easter 2011 corporate gifts. It is the only liquor to have been included in this publication which is aimed to give companies ideas for corporate gifts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SPECIAL MENTION FOR PRIMO ASSAGGIO BARRIQUE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This year with its Primo Assaggio Barrique Distilleria Bottega was awarded a Special Mention at the Vinitaly International Packaging Competition.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HONG KONG: CHARITY BALL 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The ninth Charity Ball was organised on 9 October 2010 by the prestigious Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong, together with Po Leung Kuk, the city on the bay’s historic no profit organisation. The top event involved a group of sponsors with great international visibility. Distillera Bottega took part in the event for the second year running as a leading sponsor supplying wines, grappas and liquors. In addition, the company donated bottles of Grappolo Jeroboam and Alexander Platinum Jeroboam which were auctioned during the evening. All the proceeds from the event were used by Po Leung Kuk to finance aid and support programmes for the most needy children and families in the Asian metropolis. Sandro Bottega was present at the event, in a round of intense public relations.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MOSCOW’S DOMODEDOVO AIRPORT: VALENTINE’S DAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Petalo Moscato Il Vino dell’Amore played the leading role in an important "Valentine's Day Promotion" held from 1st to 28th February in the Duty Free Store at Moscow's Domodedovo international airport. For the whole duration of the promotion, advertising boards of the product were on display at the security gate at the entrance to the store. A tasting bar was also put on for the occasion.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PETALO: VALENTINE’S DAY PROMOTIONS IN THE USA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Petalo Il Vino dell’Amore played the leading role in the USA on occasion of Valentine’s Day. On 7th February the “Today Show”, which is aired throughout America on the NBC channel, broadcast a special “Sexy Valentine’s Day Gift Guide”. Petalo was the first product featured in the guide. Instead in Texas an advertising page was published in the local newspapers, while the stores in the HEB chain exhibited a special display stand dedicated to the product.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SINGAPORE: THE EXOTIC APPEAL OF BOTTEGA GOLD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bottega Gold has also carved out a niche for itself in the most exclusive stores in the Far East. Recently our importer in Singapore introduced this striking product to the Jim Thompson group, a chain of restaurants specialised in high quality Thai food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          POLAND: NEW IMPORTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In Poland during 2010 Distillera Bottega sealed a partnership agreement with Exclusive Brands, one of the most important distributors in the country. This organisation, which has an agile and dynamic sales network, quickly introduced our products (above all wines and liquors) to some important gourmet chains as well as to Poland’s leading big chain store.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LIVIGNO: LA SGAMBEDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The twenty-first “La Sgambeda”, the traditional cross country skiing marathon and first stage of the Fis Marathon Cup, took place in Livigno on 19th December 2010. Distillera Bottega took part as a sponsor in the event. At the end of the race, some magnums of Prosecco Vino dei Poeti were opened on the podium. During the prize-giving, the two out-and-out winners of the men’s and women’s categories received a 3-litre bottle of Grappolo Alexander. Finally, like every year, the “Enzo Savio Memorial” was awarded to the top of the table in the men’s over 50s category.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PUERTO IGUAZÚ: DUTY FREE AREA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega’s products have been present, through London Supply, on the shelves of the duty free shop in the big shopping centre of Puerto Iguazú (Argentina) for years. The constant commitment and numerous promotional activities have boosted the reputation of our products in the whole area.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FLORENCE: STEFANIA SANDRELLI HONORARY SOMMELIER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 4 December 2010 on occasion of the Cena delle Eccellenze dinner in the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, AIS Toscana dubbed Stefania Sandrelli an Honorary Sommelier thanks to her role as ambassador of the values of Tuscan wine in the world. The prestigious award was collected by Sandro Bottega, the Trevisan wine and grappa producer and man behind Stefania's passion for the world of wine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS LAUNCHES DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA AS A HOLIDAY DESTINATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cathay Pacific, one of the most important Asian airlines, has expanded its partnership with Distillera Bottega. During 2010 the airline’s tourism division – Cathay Pacific Holidays - launched a new travel itinerary in Italy, offering a package with a visit to our distillery and a wine and grappa tasting session for its flights to Milan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CANNES: PRESTIGIOUS FRONTIER BUYERS FORUM AWARD TO BOTTEGA GOLD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 20 October 2010 in Cannes, Distilleria Bottega won the gold medal with its Bottega Gold spumante in the prestigious Buyers Forum Award organised by the Frontier magazine. This prize is very important as it is awarded on the basis of appraisals by buyers in the Duty Free and Travel Retail world on products from various goods channels which are assessed according to their sales performances. The silver medal went to Ray Ban glasses (Luxottica) and the bronze to the Kodak Pulse camera.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      VENICE FILM FESTIVAL: BOTTEGA SPUMANTE AT THE EXCELSIOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On 4 and 5 September 2010, during the Venice Film Festival, the Donne del Vino Association set up a prestigious exhibition space on the terrace at the Lido’s Hotel Excelsior. In this context, the Cantina dei Poeti (Prosecco, Rosè and Petalo) spumantes were particularly appreciated by film makers and visitors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BOTTEGA GOLD AND PACO RABANNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Distillera Bottega has set up a pleasing partnership with Paco Rabanne, the prestigious perfume and fashion accessories brand. Playing a leading role in this was Bottega Gold, a product with a strong impact which is perfect for co-marketing operations. In this connection during summer 2010 our "glamorous" spumante was reserved an exhibition and sales space in the Paco Rabanne store in Frankfurt airport.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIMONCINO BOTTEGA: BEST SELLER AT FIUMICINO AND CIAMPINO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In its August issue, the Infly magazine, distributed free in all the main Italian airports, published an article devoted to “Good Buy Roma” shops in the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. Its analysis of these sales outlets results concentrated on the best-selling products. In first place with an average of almost 120 articles per day was the “Bacio” chocolate bar by Perugina; and in second place our Limoncino Bottega with an average of almost 90 bottles a day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ACINO D’ORO: “URBINO, UNESCO HERITAGE TOWN" STAMP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On 9 and 10 October, during the “Di Vino in Divo” event organised by the municipality of Urbino, Distilleria Bottega received the “Urbino, UNESCO Heritage Town” stamp for its Acino d’Oro Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG. It is reminded that this wine bears the names of Stefania Sandrelli and Giovanni Soldati.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SWITZERLAND: LINDT & PROSECCO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For a few years now Distilleria Bottega has been working alongside the Manor group, a prestigious Swiss department store chain which blends refined quality with impeccable service. Quite rightly earning its place among the new products for Christmas 2010 is a package designed by Manor with a combination of the famous Lindor chocolates and our Pronol Prosecco.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BOTTEGA GOLD ACCOMPANIES THE VENICE MUSIC AWARDS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Distilleria Bottega, with its exclusive spumante Bottega Gold, accompanied the Venice Music Awards, a great event held on July 20th at the Venice Lido, in the splendid venue of the Film Palace. The evening ended in the beautiful halls of the Excelsior Hotel, where the gala dinner of the event was held. In this context, Stefano Bottega delivered the Alexander Award to Mauro Pizzigati, president of the Venice Casino. This award has the shape of a blown glass bottle with a bunch of grapes inside, and contains 3 litres of Prosecco grappa. Bottega Gold was the star of the drinks and ritual toasts. During the evening, Renzo Arbore, Max Gazzè and Paola Turci were photographed, together with Stefano Bottega, holding the bottle which was the symbol of the event.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FEAST OF THE REDEEMER IN VENICE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On the evening of July 17th, 2010 Distilleria Bottega organized a boat party to celebrate the Redeemer, the most strongly felt feast in Venice. The evening began with a drink at sunset as the boat was sailing. Once the boat anchored, in the open water between Piazza San Marco and the island of San Giorgio, loud music made the party atmosphere even more felt. Dinner started as night began to fall, accompanying tasting of our wines and grappas. Then the deck of the boat turned into a unique stage from which all our guests could view the fireworks which were painting the Venetian night with a thousand colours. The day before, in the garden in front of the country house where the distillery has its offices, a dinner was served under the moon, which lasted well into the night with dancing and drinking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WINE HARVEST FEAST: THE RITE OF GRAPE CRUSHING BY FOOT IN TRADITIONAL VATS HAS ENRICHED THE 2010 EDITION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On September 10th, 2010 Distilleria Bottega celebrated the harvest of Prosecco Doc Treviso in its own vineyards which surround the company offices. The grape bunches were picked by the actors of the Compagnia de Calza, strictly wearing historic 18th century Venetian costumes. Immediately after, following the peasant tradition, the grapes were pressed by foot by the “Antichi veneziani”, by some lovely girls wearing theme costumes and by children who were enthusiastic about the exciting atmosphere. A delegation of Japanese customers visiting Distilleria Bottega took an active part in the harvest and shared in the festive atmosphere, adding an international touch. September 10th, 2010 was also a historic date, since it was the first time that the Bottega family saw Prosecco sales exceed those of grappa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AT TREVISO: THE BIGGEST BOTTLE OF GRAPPA IN THE WORLD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Distilleria Bottega has won the Guinness World Records for the biggest bottle of grappa in the world (height 186 cm; capacity 138 litres). It took 8 months to make the bottle including the feasibility studies and actual production. It employed 6 master glass-makers for a total of 200 hours of work. The diameter of the base measures 35 cm with a circumference of 110 cm. The event, called the Grantavolata, was held on Sunday 6 July and took place in the park of Sant’Artemio (the new headquarters of the Treviso provincial government). In this context, 34 chefs prepared a banquet for around 6,000 people, with a table measuring 1,534 metres long and a menu of typical Trevisan products. Appearing in Treviso on behalf of the Guinness World Records was Michael Sean Whitty, the judge sent from London, who certified both the size of the biggest bottle of grappa in the world, and of the longest tablecloth in the world (1,461 metres), made by Agotex owned by Davide Carraretto. It took about an hour to fill the bottle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GERMANY, ISW AWARD 2010: GOLD MEDAL TO MAESTRI GRAPPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        With its Maestri Grappa, Distillera Bottega won the gold medal on occasion of the 2010 ISW international spirits competition, organised by the Mundusvini Internationale Weinakademie. The prestigious event, which 600 liquors and distillates from all over the world participated in, took place in Neustadt/Weinstrasse in Rhineland (Germany). The international jury comprises a team of expert oenologists who taste and assess the competing wines and distillates.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TEXAS: PETALO FOR MOTHER’S DAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Petalo Il Vino dell’Amore has been distributed in Texas for some time now. In particular, the product is present on the shelves of the various sales outlets of the HEB group, the most important Texan chain specialised in the gourmet channel. In May, on occasion of Mother’s Day, HEB organised a successful promotion and special exhibition of our Moscato spumante in the whole state.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SEYCHELLES: BOTTEGA IN THE DOMESTIC MARKET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Distillera Bottega has been present in the Seychelles’ domestic market through the ISPC Fourcroy distributor since 2009. The range of products sold includes Petalo, Prosecco, Rosé, Limoncino, Pesca, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Fragolino and Sambuca. The distribution is concentrated in the various tourist resorts and in the small and elegant Fourcroy department store situated on the island of Mahé. In the duty free channel, the presence of our products in the international airport sales outlet is instead guaranteed by the Heinemann group.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BEIRUT: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega, already present in the Lebanese domestic market, is also distributed in the duty free outlets in the international airport of the capital Beirut. The sales agreement with Pac Phoenicia – Aerianta Co., drawn up at the start of 2010, has led to the introduction of the following products to the shelves: Prosecco, Limoncino, Gianduia, Latte Macchiato, Petalo, Chianti, Amarone, Brunello and Alexander Prosecco grappa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ROUND ITALY BY SAILING BOAT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Città di Conegliano”, the boat belonging to the Conegliano sailing club, triumphed in the Ancona-Bisceglie stage of the Round Italy sailing boat challenge. The victory of the stage, which took place on 27 and 28 June, was celebrated with Il Vino dei Poeti Prosecco during the awards ceremony held on 30 June in Bisceglie, not far from Bari.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ARGENTINA: PROSECCO AND GRAPPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Distilleria Bottega has built up its distribution of the Canevari Prosecco and Alexander Grappa in Argentina with particular success. The name behind this positive sales trend is our distributor Wine Supply of Buenos Aires, which has placed the products in the best hotels, restaurants and department stores of the capital.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRESENTATION OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST BOTTLE OF GRAPPA BY THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On April 8, 2010, Distilleria Bottega presented, at their Vinitaly stand, the design of the world’s largest bottle of grappa, under the oversight of the Guinness Book of World Records. The TrevisoViva Merchant’s Association is organizing a huge table of 1.550 meters which will accommodate over 5.000 diners on June 6, 2010, in Treviso. This great festivity is highlighted by two world record attempts: the longest tablecloth (1.700 meters) and the largest bottle of grappa (120 liters). The tablecloth is being made by Agotex, while the technical group of Distilleria Bottega is working on the bottle. The special bottle will have the following dimensions: 2 mt height, 30 cm in diameter and 120 liters of capacity.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AL BANO CARRISI AND DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA HAVE PRESENTED THEIR "BACARO" WINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Puglia and Veneto have joined forces at Vinitaly 2010 to present an exceptional wine that celebrates the history of the Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia. The chosen name "Bacaro" evokes the frequent commercial trading between the city of Dogi and Trani. This wine is a Primitivo di Manduria produced by Tenute Al Bano Carrisi in collaboration with Distilleria Bottega. On Friday, April 9, at our stand, the famous Italian singer, with the Bottega brothers, announced this commercial project, which comes from historical research and the desire to promote the enological excellence of our country. The term "bacaro" is used in Venetian dialect to indicate taverns.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        VINITALY PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: GOLD LABEL FOR GRAPPA RISERVA PRIVATA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        At the International Packaging Competition of Vinitaly 2010, Grappa Riserva Privata, a new product of Distilleria Bottega, was awarded the prize "Gold Label" in the category of distillates that come from grape, grape seeds, must and wine. The prestigious prize was granted unanimously by the jury, which appreciated the retro-style of the unique container, an enhancement to the tradition of the grappa. Particularly in the case of the Riserva Privata, the packaging has its strength in the square base bottle and in the newly conceived label. The case also reproduces the front of the bottle, made more appealing by a slight opaque effect. Stefano Bottega, creator of this product, wanted to develop a special grappa with a packaging of great character.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI: DONATION BY BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, bringing death and destruction to the capital Port-au-Prince and its surrounding locations. Distilleria Bottega has joined with a donation of 3.000 dollars to the project “Hand in Hand for Haiti.” This initiative, promoted by the agents of Travel Retail and coordinated by DFS Estee Lauder Travel Retail and Martin Moodie of The Moodie Report, aims to rebuild a school in an area of the capital.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IL VINO DEI POETI GOLD IN THE VANCOUVER PARALYMPICS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Distilleria Bottega participated as a "technical sponsor" of the Paralympics, which took place in Vancouver and the surrounding Rocky Mountains from March 12 to March 21, 2010. They contributed by supplying bottles of sparkling wine, “Il Vino dei Poeti” (Prosecco and Gold) for the inauguration and representation dinners. The Italian Cultural Center was also operating in Vancouver, thus a wine bar with personalized Bottega logos was set up. In Whistler, at the Westin Resort & Spa, a Bottega banner and a bottle of “Gold” were displayed for the duration of the games.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EVENTS IN GUAM: THE DOOR OF MICRONESIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The island of Guam, a territory administered by the U.S, is located in the Pacific East, a few hours’ flight from either the Philippines or Japan. The local airport has become an important international center with a steady in-flow of air traffic and tourists. Distilleria Bottega, already available in the domestic market for several years, thanks to a profitable cooperation with the importer PWS (Pacific Wine & Spirit), is further strengthening its presence on the island. In this regard, last March 18, 2010, Sandro Bottega conducted a tasting event organized by PWS in the prestigious halls of the Guam Hyatt Hotel.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DUSSELDORF AIRPORT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In February 2010, inside of terminal C of the Dusseldorf airport, the Heinemann group reserved a big space for Distilleria Bottega, in which they could exhibit and promote their wines and liquors. The optimal sales performances have prompted administrators to grant a showcase exhibition free of charge for the entire month of March. During that time, the city of Westfalia has hosted the Prowein, a very important event for our business, in which we have participated with our stand.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROSECCO: IL VINO DEI POETI IN PARIS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is momentous news: Prosecco has arrived in Paris, the unequivocal homeland of Champagne. Our French importer has in fact informed us that two restaurants of the French capital have ordered 120 cases of Prosecco “Il Vino dei Poeti.” The prestige of our sparkling wine, which for nearly a year has carried the Doc (denomination of origin), is therefore confronted with its main competitor in Paris.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IL VINO DELL’AMORE CONQUERS LIMA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In Lima, our “Petalo Il Vino dell’Amore” seems to have found a wide range of admirers, thanks to the promotional activities of New Power International. They have aimed to give visibility to the product in trendy places and in situations that have immediate impact. Among the latest events to be remembered was an afternoon fashion show in one of the most popular clubs of the Peruvian capital.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BIF&ST: ALEXANDER PRIZE TO GIULIANO MONTALDO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For the first time, Distilleria Bottega was partner to the 2010 edition of BIF&ST, the Bari Cinema Festival, which is sponsored by the Puglia Region. To pay tribute to the cinema world, the company and Felice Laudadio (director and creator of the Festival), set up the Alexander Prize. It consisted of a gigantic 3-litre blown-glass bottle of a selection of Prosecco grappa, with a bunch of grapes produced inside. The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 27th January 2010 at the Petruzzelli Theatre. Stefano Bottega presented director Giuliano Montaldo the Alexander Prize in recognition of his extensive knowledge of Italian wine and food culture.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MOSCOW: SAMPLER DINNER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 22nd January 2010, Distilleria Bottega and its importer, Kazumian, organised a sampler-dinner in Moscow to promote its products in the Russian market. The event was held in the prestigious Cicco Club restaurant, in the most exclusive part of the city, and had the Kazumian staff and a number of Russian and Italian journalists among its guests. Sandro Bottega was the host of the evening, representing the company and offering tastings of Rosé, Prosecco, Amarone and Brunello.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BERMUDA: ALEXANDER BLOWN GLASS MARRIES RUM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For more than 200 years, Gosling’s Limited has been working as a leading producer of rum and liquors and local distributor of wines and spirits, on the Bermuda Islands. During 2009, for the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the archipelago, Gosling’s presented a limited edition of 400 special gift boxes which contained a selection of 4 different types of top quality rums, in-blown glass Alexander bottles that had been specially designed and made for the occasion.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LIVIGNO: LA SGAMBEDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On 13th December 2009 the 20th edition of “La Sgambeda”, a traditional cross-country skiing marathon and first stretch of the FIS Marathon Cup, was held in Livigno. Distilleria Bottega sponsored the event. The race was won with an exciting rush to the finish line by Sergej Shiriaev, while the Ukrainian Valentina Shevchencko won the women’s category. The two overall male and female winners each received a 3 litre Alexander Grappolo, and the first “Over 50” male was awarded the “Memorial Enzo Savio”.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BAHRAIN: MANAMA AIRPORT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega has extended its presence further in the Persian Gulf. In fact, Aerianta International Middle East has included the following products in the Duty Free shops in Manama Airport: Il Vino dei Poeti Gold, Amarone Il Vino degli Dei, Il Vino dei Poeti Brunello di Montalcino, Acino d'Oro Chianti Classico DOCG, and Il Vino dell'Amore Moscato Petalo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                VANCOUVER: AN ALEXANDER BOTTLE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPICS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Distilleria Bottega made its contribution to the Vancouver Winter Olympics with an Alexander blown glass bottle containing a Maple Leaf, the symbol of Canada. This special bottle for the Olympics was listed by BCLDB, the monopoly of British Columbia, and was on sale in the main outlets in Vancouver. Air Canada also appreciated the initiative and included this unusual item in its “In-flight Sale” catalogue, because it immediately recalls the national identity of Canada.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GOLD: ROME AIRPORTS PROMOTION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In December 2009 and January 2010, Il Vino dei Poeti Gold was part of an extensive promotions campaign in the shops in Fiumicino Airport. The initiative led to some excellent sales, aided by the special product display on a counter that acted as the “Tasting Bar”. Travellers’ attention was captured by the bottle packaging enclosed in a gold mesh bag, and by the promoters’ dedicated work in illustrating the product’s special features.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    COPENHAGEN: CLIMATE CONFERENCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From 7 to 18 December 2009, Copenhagen hosted the “Climate Change Conference”, organised by the United Nations. The Danish capital was at the centre of a media event of global dimensions. In this context, of great visibility, the main Duty Free shop at Copenhagen’s Kastrup airport dedicated five different locations to the privileged display of our Amarone Il Vino degli Dei, in two of which a special promotional card announced “Christmas Wine of the Year”.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ALEXANDER MURANO: EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE ON ALITALIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In October, the little blown glass hearts of the Alexander Murano line achieved excellent sales. The data transmitted from the airline company show that in the jewellery category our pendants were eighth position in value and fourth in number of items sold, out of a total of 24 different articles in the catalogue.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TAHITI: THE MAGIC OF THE SOUTHERN SEAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Air Tahiti Nui operates in lovely Tahiti, connecting the islands of French Polynesia with the rest of the world. Following the blown black pearl and the set of olive oils, Distilleria Bottega has recently included Il Vino dei Poeti Gold in the Inflight Sales catalogue of this leading airline company.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ALEXANDER MURANO HEARTS ON VIRGIN ATLANTIC FLIGHTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Virgin Atlantic has included Alexander Murano blown glass hearts in its Inflight Sales catalogue and 200 ml bottles of Cuore Alexander grappa. The two references were presented to the airline’s stewards and hostesses at the roadshow held in London on 1 October.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CYPRUS: AN EXPANDING MARKET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Distilleria Bottega is distributed in Cyprus by the Fortlink group, which opened a prestigious wine boutique in Limassol in April. Alexander and Bottega brand products are displayed in this sales outlet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FINNAIR CATERING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Finnair, the Finnish national airline, which relies on its own catering department, has recently listed our Limoncino and Latte Macchiato in the main shop in Helsinki airport.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                QATAR: DUTY FREE IN DOHA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As from November Distilleria Bottega will feature in the Duty Free of the international airport of Doha with the following products: Limoncino cl 50, Il Vino dei Poeti Gold, Il Vino degli Dei Amarone, Il Vino dei Poeti Brunello, Chianti Acino D'Oro and Chianti Fonte al Cerro.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  STEFANIA SANDRELLI VISITS OUR COMPANY AND CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF CHIANTI ACINO D'ORO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On 27 September 2008 Stefania Sandrelli and Giovanni Soldati paid a visit to Distilleria Bottega to get to know our company better and to boost a decade-long partnership. The occasion was the 15th birthday of Acino d'Oro, the Chianti Classico DOCG wine produced by Stefania Sandrelli and Distilleria Bottega. An important occurrence for a project, stemming from a friendship, to spend happy times in the splendid surroundings of the Tuscan hills.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TREVISO: ON THE PRESIDENT'S TABLE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, visited the town of Treviso on 4 November 2008 on occasion of commemorations for the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War. On the same day, while dining at the prefect of Treviso's home, the president and his staff tasted Vino dei Poeti Prosecco Gold and Petalo Moscato. To celebrate this moment we made two special blown glass bottles for the president, one with the Italian flag to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Italian Constitution and the other with a dove, symbol of peace and admonishment, to commemorate the end of the First World War.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LONDON: HALLOWEEN PARTY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our Prosecco Vino dei Poeti Gold is starting to cut a figure in London too. Our English importers "Demonic Drinks Ltd" organised a novel "pre-Halloween party", held on 26 October 2008 at the famous "Botton Club - Temple of Darkness" in London. In addition to the actresses, models and TV stars present, 20-year-old Princess Beatrice (daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew) was also there. Served for the occasion was our Prosecco Gold.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        VICENZA: GRAPPA AND JEWELS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vicenza can boast a great tradition in gold and silver craftsmanship. Hence the Palladium town hosts two important fairs devoted to luxury and jewellery in March and September. On these special occasions, some jewellers in the historic town centre rounded off their window displays with two of our striking bottles: Alexander Platinum and Prosecco Gold.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE GRINZANE CAVOUR AWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From 29 August to 7 September 2008 the Langhe region hosted the XIII Grinzane Festival, an on-the-road exhibition of literature and shows put on by the Grinzane Cavour Award. On 6 September, a grappa tasting area was set up in the hall of the splendid medieval castle in Santo Stefano Belbo (province of Asti). Our grappa enjoyed great success among the 300 guests.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ALEXANDER GRAPPA ON TUIFLY FLIGHTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TUIfly is a low cost airline that is growing rapidly throughout Europe. At present it serves 80 destinations in 17 countries. Its headquarters are at Hannover airport. It is the third largest German airline after Lufthansa and Air Berlin. Recently the airline has begun to sell Alexander Grappa on board its flights, together with the most famous international liquors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA IN KOSOVO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kosovo became an independent republic in spring, creating another small political entity in the heart of the Balkans, the last piece making up the jigsaw of the former Yugoslavia. Distilleria Bottega already sells its Alexander grappas in the country, along with its Cantina dei Poeti wines and Cellini line. Behind this extension to our product distribution area is the Albanian importer Marketing & Distribution.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IWSC COMPETITION: SILVER TO AMARONE AND BRONZE TO ROSÈ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Distilleria Bottega won 2 medals at the 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition. This competition, organised by Harpers Trade Journal Ltd. of London, only rewards quality and the members of the trade consider it to be one of the top competitions world-wide on account of its serious-mindedness and its awards' resonance. The prize-winners were Amarone Il Vino degli Dei, with a silver medal and Rosè Il Vino dei Poeti with a bronze medal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IL VINO DEI POETI PROSECCO, APPEALED TO THE QUEEN OF DENMARK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were thrilled to receive a letter from the Queen of Denmark through GL. KONGEVEJ VIN, our Danish distributor. The queen of this Scandinavian country expressed her approval of the special bottle of Il Vino dei Poeti Prosecco that she received months ago. We are particularly proud of this "royal" appreciation of our product's content and packaging.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ISCHIA: TIMOTHY GARTON ASH WINS THE ALEXANDER PRIZE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 5th July, at Premio Ischia Internazionale di Giornalismo, Distilleria Bottega awarded the writer and journalist Timothy Garton Ash the traditional Alexander Prize consisting of a huge, blown-glass bottle. Timothy Garton Ash is the leader-writer of La Repubblica and The New York Review of Books. He also writes for The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BRITISH AIRWAYS HAS INTRODUCED ALEXANDER SKY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On 1st September 2008 British Airways, the prestigious airways company that flies the Union Jack and connects the United Kingdom to the rest of the world, introduced our 20 l3 Alexander Sky bottle. This is good news and boosts our sales on leading world airlines.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHINA: ROAD SHOW IN BEIJING AND SHANGAI AIRPORTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Distilleria Bottega has teamed up with the top airways companies in the Chinese Peoples' Republic. In May, in partnership with Air China, we organised a road show day, i.e. the display and sampling of our products, at Beijing and Shanghai airports. The event, held in the airlines building on 19 May at Beijing International Airport and on 22 May at Hongqiao International Airport, involved pilots and stewards before their departure or immediately after their arrival.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RUMANIA: EXPANDING MARKET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Distilleria Bottega, which has been distributed in Rumania for some time, introduced some products into the 30 outlets of ANAPAN, a well-known, prestigious chain of delicatessens, which only chooses the very best.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NEW CELLAR OF DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The new cellar of Distilleria Bottega has been operating since May. For the moment, production is limited to Prosecco but its extension to other sparkling white wines is envisaged. As from the 2009 harvest, part of the Prosecco grapes required for production will originate from our own vineyards (about 10 hectares) surrounding the wine estate. The cellar has been equipped with the following costly instrumentation: 7 50 to 300 hectolitre stainless steel autoclaves, 1 latest generation tangential filter that enables very delicate wine filtration, a bottling plant in an isobar environment which guarantees 5000 bottles per hour at the maximum and a temperature-checking system inside autoclaves.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SAPORBIO: DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA BACKS ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega joined in SaporBio, the second international Organic fair strongly desired by Marco Columbro. The fair, which was held in Versilia from 11 to 15 June, culminated in a gala dinner on 14 June at Una Hotel Versilia in Lido di Camaiore. On this occasion, Sandro Bottega awarded a special blown-glass bottle to the 7 famous event-winning chefs: Paolo Rossi, Bruno Barbieri, Igles Corelli, Pietro Leeman, Maurizio Marsili, Marco De Vincentis and Claudio Monconi. The original container's interior portrays the sun: organic agriculture's leading symbol.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                COOKING WITH GRAPPA: THE PLEASURES OF FINE DINING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 24 June, Distilleria Bottega and the Antica Posta restaurant in Milan (Corsico district) organised a dinner to sanctify grappa's espousing Italian cuisine. For the occasion, chefs from the up-and-coming Milanese restaurant reprocessed recipes to relish the palate. After dinner, Stefano Bottega led samplings of Grappa Alexander, Acquavite d'uva Uve d'Alexander and Grappa Vendemmia Tardiva.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROVENCE: CHARMING SAMPLING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At the beginning of the summer season, guided sampling was held at Chateau de Berne's large wine estate near Draguignan in upper Provence (southern France). In this setting, Liquoristerie de Provence, our French importer, presented Italy's marriage to Provence, proposing Provencal delicacies and Alexander and Bottega products that were met with great enthusiasm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SPOLETO: VINI NEL MONDO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From 30 May to 2nd June, "Vini nel Mondo" was held in Spoleto. The original fair, together with an exhibition of wines from hundreds of cellars, provided an opportunity for the public, the wine world and the performing arts to meet. On 31 May, Sandro Bottega, when invited up to the stage for a theme conference, offered some bottles for a charity auction in which Stefania Sandrelli and Lamberto Sposini also joined. Three bottles of Chianti Acino d'Oro Riserva were sold for 350 € each while Jeroboam Prosecco and Grappa Maestri went for 700 €.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA: EXCELLENT SCORE FOR SAMBUCA BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Spirit Journal, founded in 1991 by the journalist and critic F. Paul Pacult, is one of the most prestigious American journals for the spirits' market. Last June, this journal wrote up about Sambuca Bottega, which was rated number-one: Five Stars/Highest Recommendation. It was described as one of the best, if not the very best, Sambucas ever to have been reviewed by The Spirit Journal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GERMANY: SILVER MEDAL TO GRAPPA CELLINI 10 ANNATE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Distilleria Bottega won a Silver medal at the 2008 ISW Mundusvini competition with Grappa Cellini 10 Annate. ISW Award is the top international wine competition held in Germany.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIBUS: VIP VISITS TO THE BOTTEGA STAND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From May 5 to 8, we were in Parma, taking part in Cibus, the most important fair in the food sector. The absolute star, among the company products, was Elixir 0, the new non alcoholic bitter drink, which was greatly appreciated in combination with beer. During the event, Pippo Baudo, Gerry Scotti and Tito Stagno stopped over at our stand to taste grappa, wines and the latest novelties.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EUROPACINEMA: ALEXANDER AWARD TO VOLKER SCHLÖNDORFF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On April 18, Distilleria Bottega took part in the 25th edition of EuropaCinema, the prestigious film festival held in Viareggio and devoted this year to German cinema, assigning the Alexander award to the director Volker Schlöndorff. The ceremony, also attended by the director Margarethe Von Trotta, was held at Politeama Theatre in Viareggio.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OPEN CELLARS AT DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Sunday, May 25, we took part in the 2008 edition of "Cantine Aperte" (Open cellars day), opening our new premises at Bibano di Godega S.U. (TV) to visitors. This event was a feast dedicated to wine and grappa which afforded enthusiasts and novices to get in contact with a world rich in fascination and charm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HONG KONG: BOTTEGA EVENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After the Tax Free Asia Pacific fair, held in Singapore from May 12 to 15, Sandro Bottega stopped over in Hong Kong, where he organized a presentation of the company, inviting customers, opinion leaders and the press. Finally, a prestigious school for barmen called him in to deliver a lesson on how to use our products for cocktails and long drinks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SINGAPORE AIRLINES: DINNER WITH PROSECCO CASA BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On May 6th, the Dfass group organized a dinner event for Singapore Airlines at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. The executive senior operative managers of several airlines were invited to the evening. The convivial atmosphere was warmed by abundant draughts of our Prosecco di Casa Bottega.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALEXANDER SKY ON EUROFLY FLIGHTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eurofly is an airline company which has strongly increased its activities, with charter flights between Milano Malpensa and some well known tourist locations, such as Cancun, Punta Cana, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Sharm el Sheikh. Eurofly has recently added our Alexander Sky 20 cl bottle to its on board sales.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BOTTEGA PRIZE IN TAORMINA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On 16 February Distilleria Bottega has organized at the Hotel Villa Deodoro in Taormina an event dedicated to the grappa. In the Etnean area Sandro Bottega introduced the new Marsala grappa. After the gala dinner there has been an Alexander and Bottega mono-vine grappa sampling. Finally, time for the gala top moment, when Sandro Bottega assigned a special prize dedicated to those persons who excelled in the Sicilian oenological field. The prize consists in a precious blown glass bottle, carrying inside a three legged head, Trinacria emblem. This original Bottega Prize has been assigned to Giuseppe Castiglione, Sicilian member of the European Parliament in Brussels, to Gianni Giardina, president of Anag Sicilia, Franco Di Miceli, owner of the Cooperativa Patria di Linguaglossa wine firm, and to the journalists Fabrizio Carrera of Giornale di Sicilia and Stefano Gurrera of La Sicilia

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        VENICE, LA FENICE THEATRE: ALEXANDER PRIZE TO THE RUSSIAN EQUILIBRIST OLEG IZOSSIMOV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On the Saturday before Lent the Accademia degli Acquavitai (Italian for Grappa Producers Accademy) and Distilleria Bottega took part, for the second consecutive year, to Cavalchina Gala Ball, the Venetian Carnival top event that has been held at La Fenice theatre. The event great masters of ceremonies were the members of the Compagnia della Calza, strictly dressed up with traditional costumes. The night main exhibition has been carried out by the best circus artists of the world, following one another on the stage. At the end of the different performances the best Russian equilibrist Oleg Izossimov was voted and received the Carnival 2008 Alexander Prize in the foyer of the theatre. The original carnival style award is a special huge blown glass bottle having inside the "bauta", which is the Venetian mask par excellence, that was created to hide the face and allow men and women to go around incognito in Venetian narrow streets and small squares. The original bottle includes also three litres of Prosecco grappa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE SULTANATE OF OMAN OPENS ITS DOORS TO CELLINI BRAND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oman, after Saudi Arabia, is the second country in the Arabic peninsula, due to its geographic extension. In Muscat, the capital city, there are big and luxury hotels that, together with the seaside resorts, make it a sophisticated travellers destination. Distilleria Bottega, being already present with Alexander brand addressed to some hotel chains, has started a cooperation with the Gulf Supply group. Since the end of 2007 this supplier distributes on an exclusive base Cellini brand all over the territory.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MANOR: GENEVE OPENING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Manor group is a Swiss prestigious department stores chain, combining sophisticated quality and impeccable service. Distilleria Bottega, from last June, started supplying to the whole group Alexander grappas, Creams & Liquors liqueurs and the Pronol line sparkling white wine. Geneva shop was opened last 29 November. The gala evening, to which Sandro Bottega took part, was visited by the city opinion leaders who had the chance to sample our products.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GRAPPOLO ALEXANDER PROTAGONIST IN AMERICAN GANGSTER MOVIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              During the movie a quite long shooting took the actor Denzel Washington during a conversation and next to him a 35cl bottle of Grappolo Alexander which is immediately recognized.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ISPY PRIZE AT DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ISPY (International Sale People of the Year) is an event dedicated to the airways companies world and particularly to flight assistants, who are the main protagonists of the sale activity on board. In this field our company has been awarded with the Highly Commended Supplier of the Year prize. During the gala dinner that took place on 31st January 2008, Peter Williams, Alpha group managing director, gave Sandro Bottega this award.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA: NEW ADDRESS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The municipality of Godega Sant'Urbano has passed the resolution that the road giving onto Distilleria Bottega be called Vicolo Aldo Bottega. The company's new address is thus: Vicolo Aldo Bottega 2 - 31010 Bibano di Godega S.U. (TV) - Italy

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALDO BOTTEGA: THE DISTILLERY'S FOUNDER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aldo Bottega, founder of Distilleria Bottega, left a very precise mark on the world of distillation, giving it new freshness and innovation. Over the years, he was able to demolish some consolidated trends that made grappa a distillate designed and produced exclusively for the local area. Already at a young age he had started to develop a strong passion for this magical microcosm, which took him back to the alchemy of fairytales. He would often accompany his father Domenico, a wine trader in the whole of the Marca Trevigiana area, who, as part of his trade also visited the small distilleries in the district. In these steam-filled environments, the young Aldo was fascinated by the transformation process. Before his eyes, the solid marc became a transparent, crystal-clear liquid. Aldo Bottega, who founded the distillery in 1977, passed away in 1983.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CANNES: TFWA EXHIBITION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Like every year, we had a stand at the TFWA exhibition, the most important and prestigious fair in the Duty Free sector which took place from 22nd to 26th October at the Palais du Festival in Cannes. During the show, where we were able to meet the international clientele of this rapidly growing market, we presented Coco Bottega and the rosé Vino dei Poeti with the Breast Health Institute logo. Again on the Côte d'Azur, the Alexander and Bottega brands appeared among the main sponsors of the Heinemann Travel Value Golf Tournament which took place in Mandelieu on 21st October.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LUFTHANSA MILES AND MORE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lufthansa, the prestigious German airline, has consolidated its partnership with Distilleria Bottega for its on-board sales service. In this connection, the Autumn-Winter 2007 edition of the Lufthansa Miles and More included the Alexander Top Five grappa selection.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IWSC COMPETITION: 3 MEDALS FOR BOTTEGA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On occasion of the 2007 International Wine and Spirit Competition, we were awarded another three important medals: silvers for Limoncino Bottega and Alexander Brunello Grappa and a bronze for Sambuca Bottega. We remind you that this competition, organised by the Harpers Trade Journal Ltd. of London, awards quality alone and is considered by those in the sector as one of the top in the world for seriousness and importance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BAHREIN: NEW MARKET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bahrein is a small archipelago in the Persian Gulf, situated in the bay formed by the Qatar peninsula. For a few years now, the small state, independent since 1971, has hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Our products (Alexander, Bottega wines and Limoncino) are distributed on the duty free market by the Bahrein Duty Free group with HQ in the country's capital, Manama.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ACQUA QUARZIA IN HONG KONG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A lorry is roaming the streets of Hong Kong with the image of our Acqua Quarzia on the side. With its unmistakable design, this mineral water is not only reserved for the best hotels and department stores, it has also cut out a space for itself in home delivery services of the most sought-after Western gastronomic specialities. Our importer in Hong Kong has been Lorence & C. since 1999.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GREAT SUCCESS FOR VINCENZO BUONASSISI'S "VIGNETTE DI BUONGUSTO"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great success, both with the public and critics, for the "Vignette di Buongusto" collection, an all-new show of comic strips from the personal collections of Vincenzo Buonassisi, the first great food & wine critic. On show for the first time at the Fiera Milano from 13th to 17th November 2007 on occasion of Simei and Enovitis, the exhibition obtained great success with the critics, and a remarkable number of visitors (51,760). Distilleria Bottega took part in the event with the rosé version of its Vino dei Poeti.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SINGAPORE: GRAPPA TASTING MASTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On August 28, the first "Grappa Tasting Master" was organised in the Asian State-City in the rooms of the prestigious restaurant Garibaldi. A few journalists and several Food and Beverage managers of important hotels participated in the event, which saw the involvement of Sandro Bottega as tutor. The practical and theory lesson ended with the participants receiving the grappa tasting diploma.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AVIANCA: ALEXANDER SKY IN THE SKIES OVER LATIN AMERICA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Avianca is the Colombian national airline and guarantees domestic flights between the most important cities in the country. This airline has also intensified its flights to various destinations in the Caribbean area, Central America and South America. Distilleria Bottega has recently defined a commercial agreement with Avianca for sales on board of Alexander Sky.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WESTERN BALKANS: NEW DISTRIBUTOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We have concluded a collaboration agreement with the Amec group. The new distributor, whose registered offices are in the Istrian city of Rijeka (Fiume), is the exclusive licensee of the brands Alexander and Cantina dei Poeti for the Slovenian, Croatian and Bosnia Herzegovina markets. The three countries coming from the division of the ex Yugoslavia, maintain a similar commercial logic, even though they are characterised by a profoundly different economic development.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MONTEZEMOLO DRINKS A TOAST TO FERRARI WITH OUR PRODUCTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is predestined and has an enviable curriculum and an almost infinite series of offices. Chairman of Ferrari since 1991, in 2003 he was elected chairman of Confindustria (the confederation of Italian business entrepreneurs). We were delighted to receive a letter of thanks from him for having sent some samples of our products.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VENICE: DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA CELEBRATES THE FESTIVAL OF THE REDENTORE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the evening of 14th July, Distilleria Bottega organised an on-deck party to celebrate the Festival of the Redentore, the best loved of Venice's festivals. The evening, which saw some of the most important international clients take part, started with an aperitif at sundown out on the water. After dark, the multi-course dinner began in the large, specially prepared cabin. At 11.30 all went on deck for the magical fireworks that coloured the Venetian night-sky in one thousand hues.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ISCHIA: ALEXANDER PRIZE TO DAVID GROSSMAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On 7th July, on the occasion of the Ischia International Journalism Prize, Distilleria Bottega awarded the now traditional Alexander Prize, consisting of a huge blown glass bottle of grappa, to the famous Israeli writer David Grossman. The award ceremony for the unusual and classy object, with a reproduction of a quill inside, was held in the conference room of the Hotel Regina Isabella in Lacco Ameno after the press presentation conference.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BLUES IN VILLA: GUIDO TOFFOLETTI MEMORIAL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega supported the 4th Guido Toffoletti Memorial, dedicated to the Venetian singer who brought the blues to Italy in the 1970s. The event, organised by the Blues in Villa cultural association, was part of the "9th Blues in Villa". During the occasion, on 9th July 2007 Stefano Bottega presented Luciano "Lucky" Gherghetta and his band Mr Lucky & Sen-Sa-Shun Band, winners of the competition, with a prestigious blown glass bottle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                VIAREGGIO: SAPORBIO 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Distilleria Bottega participated in Sapor Bio, the first international organic food event, which took place in Viareggio from 21st to 24th June 2007. Produced specially for the event, organised by the Italian anchorman Marco Columbro, were some blown glass bottles containing a reproduction of the sun, the symbol of organic farming. On the evening of 22nd May 2007, in the halls of the prestigious Hotel Principe di Piemonte, five great chefs (Bruno Baschieri, Igles Corelli, Pietro Leemann, Raffaello Mazzolini and Paolo Rossi) prepared a strictly organic dinner and were then awarded by Distilleria Bottega with a bottle of Jeroboam Server Alexander.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IWSC COMPETITION: BRONZE MEDAL TO THE VINO DEI POETI PROSECCO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With its Vino dei Poeti Prosecco Brut, Distilleria Bottega won the prestigious Bronze Award on occasion of the 2007 International Wine and Spirit Competition. This competition, organised by Harpers Trade Journal Ltd. of London, exclusively awards quality and is considered by those in the business as one of the top in the world in terms of the calibre and renown of the prizes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VIETNAM: A RAPIDLY EVOLVING MARKET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Distilleria Bottega products are distributed in Vietnam by Les Celliers d'Asie, a French-style importer particularly active in Indochina. At the moment, the company products on this market are: Il Vino dei Poeti Prosecco, Limoncino, Alexander grappas, and Alexander cognac. Among the most significant initiatives in recent months was the cocktail promotion at Nikko Hotel in Hanoi which saw Alexander grappas play a leading role as a mixer. Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (previously Saigon) instead held a free tasting session of Il Vino dei Poeti Prosecco and oysters.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMERICAN AIRLINES SELECTS ALEXANDER SKY GRAPPA FOR ITS INFLIGHT DUTY FREE OFFERING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, is pleased to offer one of the beautifully distinctive bottles from the Alexander Grappa blown glass collection as part of its onboard duty free shopping experience. Distilleria Bottega is proud to be included in American’s inflight sales catalogue since the beginning of 2007 and is encouraged by strong sales as it continues to expand its onboard duty free business. The Alexander product selected by American Airlines is “Alexander Sky”, a special blown-glass bottle of great charm containing 200 ml of Prosecco grappa and featuring a small glass replica of an airplane within the bottle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA: AN ALL-ROUND ECO-FRIENDLY COMPANY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Distilleria Bottega's new headquarters in Bibano di Godega (Treviso) has been designed following 100% ecological criteria. The 19th-century farmhouse has been painstakingly restructured to preserve the original architectural characteristics and to fit in with the backdrop of 30 hectares of vineyards that are part of the property. The company's desire to save energy and use renewable sources resulted in the choice to invest in highly sophisticated systems, meaning it can generate almost all its own energy. Add this to Distilleria Bottega's choice to adopt the principles of recycling and organic farming, and you get a totally eco-friendly company.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA AT VITIGNO ITALIA: HOMAGE TO GUALTIERO MARCHESI AND PRIZE TO THE BEST UP-AND-COMING CHEF IN SOUTHERN ITALY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Distilleria Bottega has taken part in Vitigno Italia for the second year in a row, with its own area, called Cooking & Wine, in the large and elegant Luigi Cremona lounge. A gastronomic exhibition was held in this special area involving personalities of the calibre of Heinz Beck, Enrico Derflingher, Alessandro Circiello and Ernesto Jaccarino. In addition, a competition was held between the best young chefs in Campania, Puglia and Sicily. On Tuesday 22nd May, the Sicilian Vincenzo Candiano (Locanda Don Serafino - Ragusa Ibla) won the cooking challenge to be proclaimed best up-and-coming chef in Southern Italy. As a prize from Distilleria Bottega he was awarded a giant-size blown glass bottle containing 3 litres of a special selection of Venetian grappa. This unusual award contained a spoon, a fork and a knife in it. The same day, chefs, restauranteurs and catering industry workers from the whole of Southern Italy paid homage to Gualtiero Marchesi in which Stefano Bottega gave the great master an artistic creation designed to contain grappa and celebrate the art of cooking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA AT SLOW FOOD'S "GIOCO DEL PIACERE"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Distillera Bottega took part with its grappas in the third "Gioco del Piacere" event. The initiative, organised by the regional Slow Food associations, took place on 24th May in around 80 Italian osterie and restaurants (from Sicily to Veneto). The pleasant evening of good food attracted between 30 and 50 connoisseurs to each location. At the end of the dinner they served Alexander Cru, Alexander Platinum and Vendemmia Tardiva grappas. The three distillates, each with their own particular personality, were praised by the diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GOLD MEDAL AT THE CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Distilleria Bottega won a prestigious gold medal in Belgium, on occasion of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. The competition, without doubt one of the most important on an international level, brings together more than 220 vine and wine experts every year from all four corners of the world (representing 45 nationalities) to judge almost 5,800 wines and liquors from all five continents in optimal conditions. Distilleria Bottega won the sought-after prize with one of the products that are the pride and joy of its range: Alexander Brunello di Montalcino Grappa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DECANTER PRIZE TO THE VINO DEI POETI PROSECCO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Every year the magazine Decanter, one of the most prestigious magazines in the sector on the Anglo-Saxon market, organises an oenological competition entered by wines from all around the world. In the 2007 event, Distilleria Bottega was awarded a commendation with its Vino dei Poeti Prosecco Brut.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "GRAN TOUR DELLA QUALITA' ALIMENTARE" PRIZE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With its Cellini Barrique Grappa, Distilleria Bottega obtained a prestigious prize in the "Gran Tour della Qualità Alimentare" event. The prize, awarded by ONAV (National Organisation of Wine Tasters), was presented in Milan on 25th May.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINITALY 07: ALCOLTEST AT THE BOTTEGA STAND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For Vinitaly the Bottega distillery and SILB, the association that represents night clubs and discothèques, gave visitors to the Vinitaly fair the chance to see how much they'd had to drink in the last few hours. In fact, some alcoltests of the latest generation were available at the Bottega stand so you could see the percentage of alcohol present in your blood in real time. In order to promote the culture of moderation, the same alcoltests will be distributed as part of a promotional campaign to the company's customers in the following months. Furthermore, the Treviso company presented Elixir 0°, the very first alcohol-free bitter, that gives people who don't drink the chance to taste this delicious digestive.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      VINITALY PACKAGING 2007 SPECIAL PRIZE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Bottega distillery won the "Packaging 2007" Special Prize, awarded by Vinitaly, for the International Packaging Competition. The jury, chaired by the director Lina Wertmûller, awarded the prestigious prize to the company from Treviso for the excellent result of the products that had been entered in the competition, which swept the field of the competition.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GRAPPA VENDEMMIA TARDIVA WINS THE 2007 EDITION OF THE VINITALY GRAPPA TASTING AWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grappa Vendemmia Tardiva won the Vinitaly Grappa Tasting Award 2007. The prize was awarded on the basis of the data gathered at "Grappa & C. Stratus Tasting" the tasting table where visitors tasted approximately 7,000 products at Vinitaly 2006. An index was drawn up for each product tasted by the visitors, based on two key factors: the character (the innovative capacity, the use of popular raw materials or characteristic packaging) and the sensorial evaluation of the public (competence in production).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CERVIA: THE PARTESA EVENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the 12th of March in Cervia the Partesa group organised an exhibition and tasting inviting major suppliers to participate, at the old "Salt Works".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AIRLINES NEW LISTING ON AIR TRANSAT AND TAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Bottega distillery is expanding its presence in the particular market of in-flight sales. The Alexander Sky 20 cl bottle will be on sale from the first of May on Air Transat flights, a new Canadian airline, and from the 1st of July on TAM (Transporte Aereo Mercosur) flights, a Brazilian airline operating in the south of the South-American continent.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TURKEY: NEW MARKET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Bottega distillery has signed an agreement for collaboration with the Tradera group. This importer is based in Istanbul, the economic capital of Turkey, and recently made the first order for the Horeca channel. The following products were ordered: Grappa Cellini Bianca, Grappa Cellini Ora, Gianduia and Limoncino.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                VENICE, LA FENICE THEATRE: ALEXANDER AWARDS AT THE CAVALCHINA CARNIVAL BALL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Saturday 17th February, the Accademia degli Acquavitai liquor makers' academy and Distilleria Bottega took part in the Cavalchina great ball at the La Fenice theatre in Venice. At the event, the company from Treviso gave the dancing a further boost by offering some prestigious Alexander blown-glass bottles containing a selection of Prosecco grappas as prizes. The masters of ceremonies were the members of the Compagnia della Calza carnival association, all strictly dressed in traditional costumes interpreting the colourful range of personalities that populated Venice during the era of the Serenissima republic. In the role of Gastaldo (steward) of the Accademia degli Acquavitai, Sandro Bottega awarded the most sensual and elegant costume a special giant bottle with a reproduction of a Venetian mask inside.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BIBENDA: HIGH SCORE FOR PROSECCO VINO DEI POETI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In its 23rd issue on sale in February, the magazine Bibenda, the official organ of the Italian Sommeliers' Association (AIS), published a special feature on Prosecco. This Italian sparkling wine has also gained such international prestige that in some markets it has become a real alternative to champagne. As a result, the AIS experts held a guided tasting session of around fifty bottles from the main companies in the sector. At the event, Distilleria Bottega's Prosecco Vino dei Poeti obtained a high score (82/100), ranking our wine in the prized top category.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DIPLOMATIC SUPPLY SERVICE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For several years, Distilleria Bottega has had a consolidated business relationship with the Diplomatic Supply Service, a Spanish company specialised in diplomatic supplies. The following products from our company were included in the last edition of the special Duty Free Shopping Guide: Grappa Alexander, Alexander Spray, Grappolo, Limoncino and Vino dei Poeti Gold. The catalogue in question was distributed to all the embassies, consulates and international organisations with headquarters in Brussels, Lisbon, Madrid and Paris, as well as to all the Spanish embassies around the world.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MALAYSIA: KUALA LUMPUR AIRPORT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Distilleria Bottega has been present in Malaysia on both the domestic and duty free markets for several years. In the latter sector, the consolidated relationship with the Ereman group has resulted in various business initiatives. The most recent is the creation of a prestigious Alexander display in the new KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) sales outlet, equipped with a video system to broadcast our company videos. The exclusive shop is reserved solely to liquors and cigars costing over 60 US$.

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