AdvertisementGlen Rock, NJ (April 1, 2021): Opici Wines & Spirits is expanding two of its prominent Italian wine brands with Alverdi Piemonte DOC Barbera and Cesari Justo IGT, a Veronese red blend.Alverdi, best known for its Pinot Grigio, will be launching the brand’s first DOC-appellated wine with the Piemonte Barbera. The wine is fruit-forward in style with notes of cherry and blackberry and rustic characteristics on the finish. The label will share the same unique and modern design as the rest of the Alverdi portfolio, but with a purple hue to pay homage to the deep, dark colors often found in Barbera grapes.Additionally, famed Verona producer Cesari will be introducing ‘Justo’ which is a blend of the native Italian grape, Corvina, and Merlot. The name ‘Justo’ is a blend of two words, the English word just and the Italian word giusto meaning right; therefore, Justo loosely translates to just right. The wine is an appassimento-style wine with the grapes being dried for roughly 20 days before being pressed. This shortened drying period creates a wine that is elegant yet powerful and creates a balance that is just right. The label showcases the combination of the two words along with a rendering of the grapes as they move through the drying process.“Our foundation has always been Italian wines, and these are two fantastic additions to our portfolio,” stated Don Opici, Managing Director of Opici Wines & Spirits. “The quality and packaging for these wines overdeliver and we are thrilled to bring them to market. We have invested heavily in these brands over the years, and these wines further cement Alverdi and Cesari as strong players in their respective categories.”Alverdi Piemonte Barbera will retail for $9 on the shelf which makes this a very attractive entry-level DOC wine. Cesari ‘Justo’ will sell for roughly $14 nationwide. Both items will be available at restaurants and fine wine stores nationwide.Opici Wines & Spirits: Named “Importer of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast, Opici Wines & Spirits is a dynamic importer and producer of fine wines and artisanal spirits from around the world. The portfolio consists of nearly 40 brands that are available in all fifty states. Founded in 1913, Opici Wines & Spirits is family-owned and now managed by the fourth generation.Advertisement Facebook Previous articleRepublic National Distributing Company Expands Partnership with Shannon Family of WinesNext articleSeven Wineries Join Forces to Launch One Barrel Challenge with the Mission of Making Oregon’s Wine Industry More Accessible and Inclusive Press Release Twitter Email Home Industry News Releases Opici Wines & Spirits Adds Two More Italian Stars to Their LineupIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessOpici Wines & Spirits Adds Two More Italian Stars to Their LineupBy Press Release – April 1, 2021 160 0 ReddIt TAGSOpici Wines & Spirits Share Pinterest Linkedin
Author: Priyanka Ann Saini Port of Oakland is gearing up to revitalise the city’s decommissioned Army base. Port Commissioners have given initial approval to a landmark deal with CenterPoint Properties for a logistics centre at the former base. The tentative agreement caps nearly 15 years of planning for the most-anticipated Port growth project ever.Port officials said that the agreement includes unprecedented commitments to hire local workers. “The future is at hand,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle. “We’ve got a great development partner, a great plan for the community and a new direction that will set us apart from competitors once the deal is fully approved.”The Board of Port Commissioners voted initial approval of the agreement that comes up for final vote on November 30. If Commissioners say yes a second time, the deal becomes official in January.The agreement calls for industrial real estate giant CenterPoint Properties to develop a USD 52 million logistics facility on Port property that once served as an Army supply depot. Construction would culminate 20 months of negotiations between CenterPoint, the Port, and Revive Oakland and Oakland Works which are coalitions of more than 30 organisations including labour, community and faith partners.The project would be the first phase of a planned Seaport Logistics Complex that could eventually encompass nearly 180 acres. The vision for the Complex: modern distribution centers, including a rail yard and close by marine terminals in the heart of the Port. Port officials said no other U.S. port has the land to duplicate Oakland’s marriage of transportation and logistics capabilities.Work on CenterPoint’s 440,000-square-foot building could begin as early as the first quarter of 2018, the Port said. Port officials said the building would be the largest distribution facility at any U.S. West Coast Port.“We’re pleased to take part in an important growth project for California’s economy,” said CenterPoint Chief Development Officer Michael Murphy. “The Port of Oakland has a thoughtful vision for the future and with this agreement we can help them bring it to life and provide jobs that give people dignity and allow them to stay in Oakland.”Central to the deal has been the Revive Oakland and Oakland Work Coalition’s collaboration with the Port of Oakland and CenterPoint to develop a groundbreaking jobs policy. The policy is envisioned as an economic driver and job generator. Among the stipulations:Preferences for hiring local residents, particularly those in neighborhoods nearest the Port;Special consideration for disadvantaged residents including the chronically unemployed, single parents, formerly incarcerated and military veterans;Funding for a local, community-based workforce development partner, the West Oakland Job Resource Center, to train work force candidates and provide the opportunity to refer job applicants.The Port estimated that the facility could create hundreds of construction and permanent jobs in Oakland. “As the Port of Oakland grows, we also ensure that our neighbouring communities benefit from our success,” said Port Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe. “Giving local residents from all backgrounds access to good, family-sustaining jobs is central to this project.”The Army decommissioned its Oakland base in the late 1990s. Since then, planners have envisioned a logistics campus that could further strengthen Oakland’s role as a global trade gateway. The Port received about 187 acres of the property between 2003 and 2007.“We’ll provide the most efficient and most cost-effective means of delivering cargo,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “That will be a major driver of our growth in the years ahead.”Sea News, November 13
A TOTAL of 188 transfers including 46 by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) were facilitated during the mid-season transfer period, which ended on January 30.During the period, the highest number of transfers was recorded by the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) with 49, followed by the Upper Demerara Football Association (40), Georgetown Football Association (30), Rupununi Football Association (19), Berbice Football Association (3) and East Demerara Football Association (1).The Elite Clubs with the highest number of transfers include Fruta Conquerors FC and Ann’s Grove FC with seven players.Nicholai Andrews, Gregory Richardson, Tefon Daly, Simeon Moore, Miguel Rojas, Sunil Logan and Job Caesar (Fruta Conquerors FC) and Les-Charles Critchlow, Dwight Peters, Gerald Sobers, Kevin Smith, Chavez John, William Europe and Justin Herod (Ann’s Grove FC) were among high-volume movement of players.Ian Alves, GFF’s Competition Director, said the fans are already seeing the impact of the transfers in the Elite League, stating that the “the mid-season transfer period has seen quite a number of player movements, among the Elite Clubs, and this has contributed to a more competitive League.”“The fans are benefiting from the transfers, as clubs were able to bolster their performance, which is reflected on the pitch. This augurs well for the League, which is a platform for the engagement of consistent football and for senior national team selection,” said Alves.For the non-elite clubs, the top three clubs with a high number of transfers were Pouderoyen FC (31) followed by Haynes-Winners Connection FC (11) and Beacons FC (10). The next transfer window is scheduled for June 1 – July 31.