Thursday, March 5, 2009
Michael Weiss, Hudson Valley Connoisseur magazine wines columnist, has received the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Italian Trade Commission. He shares the honor with fellow Culinary Institute of America Wine Studies Professor Steven Kolpan and Karen MacNeil, chair of the CIA's Professional Wine Studies Program at its California campus. (Weiss, at left in photo, and Kolpan, at right, teach at the CIA's Hyde Park campus.)
Congrats to all, who were honored at the Italian Trade Commission’s Vino 2009 conference "in recognition of noteworthy support of the Wines of Italy in America” and for their “commitment to advancing the understanding, appreciation and sales of Italian wines in the United States."