We believe that everyone should have easier access to a wider variety of quality, affordable wines from around the globe, and to experience wine as close to when it was first produced in the vineyard. The way wine was intended to be enjoyed – from the barrel to the glass.
Our goal is to make the highest quality wine, from around the world, financially available to anyone and to assist the food service industry in expanding their business by offering a more diverse selection of wines to their customers, which were not previously available to them.
How do we overcome the high costs associated with importing wine and providing diversity without sacrificing the high-quality standards the producers, restaurateurs and consumers demand? Solving these issues became the genesis for Amore4wines… and thankfully, we have the solution!
Wine by the glass continues to gain popularity within the US, but it comes at a high cost and minimal selection for the consumer. There is far too much waste associated with opening a new bottle should it not all be sold within the first day. Therefore, the cost of the bottle is passed to the consumer in each pour and restaurants will greatly limit the types of wines they make available by the glass. Wine in kegs addresses the issue of diversity of selection. However, the costs associated with producing and importing traditional steel kegs, coupled with the need for returning and tracking them adds an additional layer of cost and complexity to the process. Furthermore, the quality of wine is also compromised in steel kegs as the wine is exposed to various gases needed to propel the wine from the keg.
Amore4wine introduces One Way PET kegging technology to the wine industry. PET Kegs are inexpensive, lightweight, disposable, recyclable, safe, economical and have zero impact on quality of wine. Our PET Kegs utilize a bladder thereby eliminating any contact from gases directly on the wine ensuring the wine maintains the same quality from the first pour to the last. Our PET kegs can be incorporated into any existing businesses / bar set-up draft systems currently being used. An added bonus is the PET Kegs greatly reduce the carbon footprint associated with the manufacturing of glass or steel.
Elimination of barriers between costs, quality wine and consumers – Mission Accomplished.
Dean J. Barile
Dean is a serial entrepreneur and visionary leader with over 23 years business experience, with an outstanding record of financial performance and creativity. Prior to Amore4Wine, Dean was CEO of Media Advisors Group, and regarded as one of the pioneers who caused performance-based models to become common parlance in the direct marketing field. He also spent 5 years as President of a multinational marketing firm with businesses in 4 countries. Skilled in negotiations, acquisitions and product and brand development Dean remains a recognized leader in the marketing industry.
Director of Exports (South America & Europe), Amore4Wine
Edir ensures Amore4wines compliance with US and foreign governments laws and regulations. She oversees all aspects of Freight Forwarding of wine from vineyard to destinations and ensures all necessary customs documentations and transportation paperwork is in order. Edir continually monitors the ever-changing freight forward business for any changes in tariffs, taxes, and customs fees as well as the supply chain for any possible delays in the shipment of product.
Edir is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English and plays a vital role in the wine selection, purchases and new customer set up. She diligently works with our South American and European suppliers to check whether there are cost saving opportunities for packaging, freight forwarding, duty exemptions and any means by which we could assist our clients improve their bottom line.
Vice President of Sales For The Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel
Mark is currently the Vice President, Group Sales at the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A 30-year executive with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Mark has worked with the most renown chains in the world such as Hilton, Sheraton, Westin, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and most recently was the Executive Director of Sales for Sahara Las Vegas. Mark is adept within multiple areas of the hospitality industry including Catering, Contact Management and Property Management systems. Mark is an extremely valuable asset to Amore4wine, and we are proud to have him on our Board of Advisors
Successful and self-made entrepreneur based in Bedford, NY
Mr. Kosakowski has an extensive and celebrated career in the restaurants industry. He has served as an area developer for multiple million-dollar hospitality clients including Wahlburgers, owned by famous celebrity siblings Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, where he aided in building four locations. As a restaurant developer for the national dessert destination, Sugar Factory, Kosakowski worked with Simon and Westfield Malls along the East Coast to manage operations. Todd is also a Joint venture owner in Sign of the Whale, Squisitos Pizza Pasta, SugarFactory, Lazyboy Saloon, Wicked World tavern, Wahlburgers, McFaddens Saloons and Blackbear Saloons. Additionally, Mr. Kosakowski owns a Construction Management and Real Estate Development firm.
President of The Giardina Group located in Armonk, NY
A seasoned sales professional and entrepreneur with over 35 year’s business experience, Joe has an accomplished portfolio of business successes in a wide variety of industries, from Construction to Insurance to Media and Entertainment. He has owned and operated the top producing Allstate Insurance Company in the state of New York and is currently the owner of The North Castle Insurance Agency. Joe has also owned and operated construction companies focused primarily on high-end new residential and commercial construction in Westchester, Long Island NY and Fairfield CT. Previously Joseph was CEO of 785 Entertainment, where he was responsible for charting the company’s course and had been the business manager / consultant for The Jonas Brothers from their founding and was awarded a platinum record for The Jonas Brothers CD.
A hotel sales and marketing executive
Danial has over 13 years management experience with several Marriott Brands including the New York Marriott Marquis and Hilton Brands. Prior to the Marriot Marquis, Daniel worked as Food & Beverage Operations Manager for the Westchester Marriott and had full responsibilities of all F&B policies. A consultative and inspirational approach to leadership with the necessary foresight to anticipate future needs and risks around the hospitality industry. Daniel brings a unique combination of instinct, intuition, and experience to the Amore4wine Board of Advisors as we seek to become the preeminent leader in the hospitality business for providing wine on tap.