Fabrizio PedrolliVias Imports
Fabrizio Pedrolli was born in 1940 in Trento in the Northeast of Italy where he attended high school before moving to Florence. He studied Political Science at the University of Florence. His involvement with wine began in 1968 when he opened a Bar- Enoteca in Trento. He graduated as a professional sommelier in 1972. From 1973 to 1983 he was a Regional President of the Italian Sommelier’s Association (AIS) and from 1975 to 1983 he was the General Secretary of the Association of International Sommeliers (ASI). He has been a member of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture tasting commission and was responsible for DOC wines since 1974. He judged numerous competitions and other official tastings both nationally and internationally.
Moreover, he is the author of several educational texts on wine tasting, and food, and has produced a series of 14 television broadcasts produced by ICE for RAI-USA on the subject of DOC wines throughout Italy.
Above all, Fabrizio Pedrolli is the founding member of Vias Imports, born in 1983, out of the great friendship between Fabrizio Pedrolli, Pino Sola and Louis Iacucci, a pioneer in Italian wine who was instrumental in bringing the diversity of refined, regional Italian wines to the United States. Today, Fabrizio Pedrolli is Vias Imports’ chairman and CEO. With his extensive experience, Pedrolli is an ideal Vias ambassador in Italy, maintaining and developing relationships with outstanding wine producers throughout Italy. Pedrolli’s depth of knowledge and excellent palate have allowed him to craft a prestigious portfolio of wines that showcase the highest quality standards in each Italian region, from Valle d’Aosta to Sicilia.
Vias Imports Ltd. provides its clients with access to the most comprehensive Italian wine portfolio by offering fine Italian wines that embody the distinct terrain and character of each Italian region. Particular attention is paid in the portfolio to the vast array of indigenous varietals found in the Italian peninsula, a rich patrimony that no other winemaking nation can claim. In New York and New Jersey, Vias is both an importer and distributor. In addition to Italy, Vias portfolio includes wines from Argentina, Austria, France, Lebanon, Spain, and the United States.