|Description:||The Opici story began in 1899 when Battista Opici traveled from Italy to help build the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, Nj. He returned to Italy after finishing the cathedral, and in 1907 Battista moved back to the United States with his wife and sons. One of Battistas sons, Joseph, and his wife, Esther, began working in the wholesale beverage industry in Paterson, Nj in 1913. Initially, they imported wines from their friends in Italy and sold the wines throughout Paterson. For twenty years the business grew steadily, but in the early 1930s the Opicis fell on hard times as the Depression and Prohibition hit. By 1960, the companys growth necessitated the move to a larger facility in Hawthorne, Nj. Over the next two decades, the success of the Opici brands spread throughout the country and brought forth a national sales organization. The Opici family celebrated their 75th anniversary in the wine business in 2009. Hubert Opici is recognized as an icon in the industry, and the fourth generation of the Opici family is in place to continue this tradition for generations to come. For 75 years, the Opici name on a label has stood for value and quality. The Opicis have always sought a quality level comparable to the brand leaders, but at a more reasonable price. Today, the tradition of offering affordable, everyday wines continues. You will find the Opici name on many popular Italian wines, including Lambrusco, Chianti, Marsala, Soave, and Valpolicella. You will also find the Opici name on wines such as Burgundy, Chablis, and Chianti, as well as the proprietary "Homemade Type" Barberone. Food pairing While this Marsala is usually used for cooking, it is a delightful after dinner wine. Try sipping it at room temperature from a brandy snifter. You may also use it to create a delicious zabaglione served over fresh berries.|
Available from Bottle King - Glen Ridge
First added to 1000 Corks on July 11, 2018.