September 1, 2016

Daniele Cernilli aka "Dr. Wine" Names Anselmo Martini "Wine Maker of the Year"

Port Washington, NY (February 2015) - Leading U.S. wine importer Palm Bay International and renowned Italian wine producer Cavit are thrilled to announce that head winemaker Anselmo Martini has been named “Winemaker of the Year” by Daniele Cernilli aka “Dr. Wine” in his recently published, “Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2015” (“Essential Guide to Italian Wines 2015”).

Anselmo, an industry veteran and one of northern Italy’s top enologists, has overseen Cavit’s winemaking operations for more than twenty years and played an integral role in developing its reputation as Trentino's leading wine producer. Delivering quality wine that expresses the authentic qualities of the region’s unique terroir has remained the core of his focus.

Anselmo was born and raised in Trentino where he studied at the celebrated Istituto Agrario San Michele all'Adige earning the titles of expert winegrower, cellar master, and a degree in agrotechnics. He then went on to specialize in enology, honing his skills at a number of advanced technical institutions in northern Italy.

Daniele Cernilli is Editor-in-Chief of popular online magazine, a frequent contributor to Italian newspaper, trade and consumer publications and author of several technical books on wine and wine tasting. He serves as a trusted source to industry professionals and consumers alike on the subject of Italian wine. His endorsement further confirms our strong belief in Anselmo’s winemaking expertise, the region of Trentino and Cavit Collection wines.


About Cavit:

The Cavit winery is based in northern Italy’s Trentino, a picturesque landscape of mountains, lakes, apple orchards and medieval castles. Cavit swept onto the radar of American wine lovers in the 1970s as an early pioneer of a then little-known white wine called Pinot Grigio. The Cavit Collection is comprised of a range of high-quality, approachable and food-friendly wines including: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Oak Zero Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Cavit’s Select Red Blend and America’s #1 imported Pinot Grigio. For more visit:

About Palm Bay International:

Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including over 50 suppliers from around the globe. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit:

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