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July 2018

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july 2018  /  the tasting panel  /  99 he timing couldn't have been more apropos for the launch of Rosa 22 Aperitivo Rosé, a new aromatic apéritif from the century-old Riboli Family Wine Estates. Temperatures in Las Vegas during the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 75th Annual Convention & Exposition still hovered around springtime levels during the event's run from April 30–May 3, and, just like the expansive views from a dining room at the top of the Palms Casino Resort on May 1, summer was well within sight. Despite the lure of the city lights, all eyes on that particular evening were firmly set on Rosa 22's rosy-pink bottle. "As a family company that's been around for 100 years, this is a first apéritif for us," said Dante Colombatti, Marketing Director for Riboli Family Wine Estates, of the fruit-forward Aperitivo Rosé. With its delicate infusion of botanicals, the so-called "spirit-tíf" is a reverential nod to the life's work of the company's founder, Santo Cambianica, who emigrated from Berzo San Fermo in Lombardia, Italy, in 1910. Cambianica later founded San Antonio Winery in downtown Bloom in the a Desert T by Xania V. Woodman / photos by Mona Shield Payne TRADE MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT THE NEW ROSA 22 APERITIVO ROSÉ AT A LAS VEGAS COCKTAIL COMPETITION IN THE PALMS CASINO RESORT COCKTAIL SHOWDOWN

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