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Miele is a German manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances and machines for commercial applications. The company was founded more than 108 years ago in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann and has always been a family-owned, family-run company.

Miele aims to manufacture the highest-quality domestic appliances and commercial equipment in the world and to be seen by markets worldwide as providing an absolutely top-class household product. In the words of our founding fathers, Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, "Success is only possible in the long term if one is totally and utterly convinced of the quality of one's products." Therefore, continuous innovation is the foundation of our business success.

The customer, for whom we provide first-class products and services, is at the center of attention. Thanks to this company philosophy which focuses on the dynamic development of quality and technology, the Miele brand is now identified with unsurpassed product quality.

Kobrand Fine Wine and Spirits

Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand-selected brands representing virtually every major wine and spirits region of the world. Family-owned since its inception in 1944, Kobrand attributes its success to a single, guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality. The portfolio is a collection of gems from both Old World and New, including American wineries such as Cakebread Cellars, Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger, Maison Louis Jadot, Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia) and the Ports of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft. The spirits portfolio includes the original Alize liqueurs as well as fine Cognacs, Armagnacs and other premium spirits.

Vias Imports Ltd.

Vias Imports Ltd., established in 1983, is the leading importer of Italian fine wines in the US market. Throughout the company's history, Vias has discovered and brought to the US high quality, unknown-but-distinctive Italian wines that have become staples on wine lists and retail shelves throughout the US, including Produttori del Barbaresco and Damilano. Vias's Italian portfolio is one of the richest and most complete in the industry, representing the finest wineries from all over Italy. Vias is the leader in discovering and importing fine Italian wines and unknown producers to the US as well as educating America's wine trade about these great wines with innovative educational programs.

Vias Imports is renowned for its long-standing partnerships with wineries of differing sizes throughout Italy and is proud to craft strong relationships. In addition to Italy, our portfolio includes wines from Argentina, Austria, France, Lebanon, Spain, and the United States. 



Nestled in the heart of lower Manhattan, Korin Inc. offers the finest Japanese knives, kitchen products and tableware to suit every culinary tradition. We are proud to cater to the rich cultural diversity that is New York City, a beautiful microcosm of the world that we are happy to call home. Our Tribeca showroom is home to the most extensive collection of Japanese knives in the world, including Japan. But our collection is far more than just knives—we also offer a vast selection of kitchen tools and appliances, exquisitely designed tableware, and the rarest and most covetable sharpening stones. We are proud to be part of New York’s culinary community, and frequently host special events such as knife sharpening demonstrations and parties with the city’s most celebrated chefs and restaurateurs. Drawing from a tradition of artistry and meticulous attention to detail, the collections at Korin showcase the best of both cutting-edge design and time-tested favorites. We are dedicated to bringing the highest quality design to your table, so you can experience the unparalleled quality of craftsmanship in your home or restaurant.

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Di Martino

Like all stories, that of the Di Martino family has its protagonists. The founder of three generations of pasta makers was Giuseppe Di Martino. Giuseppe began to learn the secrets of the pasta production when he was still a child. In 1907, at the age of 10, he started working in a pasta factory whose owner had no sons who would inherit his legacy. Giuseppe soon became a master of the pasta-making art and earned the admiration and respect of the factory owner, who over time decided to sell him his shares. It was 1912 when the Pastificio Di Martino we know today was born and it was the first shop you could find when entering the town of Gragnano. With no direct neighboring competitors, it resembled an island of taste for the city. For three generations, we have been bringing our PGI Gragnano pasta to tables worldwide. Made with the best 100% Italian durum wheat semolina (Non-GMO), our pasta is 100% made in Italy, Over the years, we have grown and expanded — always prioritizing our passion for high-quality pasta. Today, we produce more than 8 million pasta dishes a day and export our pasta to more than 35 countries. We have extended the Di Martino experience to our own stores, restaurants, and pasta bars, with Michelin-starred chef menus to indulge your senses.

S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

S.Pellegrino's sources have been monitored through geological and hydrological studies that analyze each phase of the water's journey. The water flows from the snow and rain of the high Dolomite Mountains (1200-1300 meter ASL) and takes around 30 years to arrive at the foothills of the mountains (350 meters ASL), where it is sourced.

S.Pellegrino goes through a 30-year journey inside the earth that mineralizes the water through contact with underground rocks. In the process, it becomes naturally enriched with mineral salts, calcium and magnesium. And with our special addition of carbon dioxide, S.Pellegrino water acquires its bubblies and signature "perlage." The added CO2 provides the acidity and slightly bitter note. All of this gives S.Pellegrino its unmistakable taste, making it famous throughout the world.

Acqua Panna
Natural Spring Water

Acqua Panna has come a long way in terms of quality of its production facilities. Today the plant is one of the most technologically advanced bottling plant in Europe producing water that has a natural ph balance of 8.0.

The first Acqua Panna was manually bottled in the 1860s from a plant built in one of The Medici's farm buildings. Sold in demijohns or fiaschi, straw-covered glass flasks now used for Chianti wine, the water was delivered by horse and cart to Florence. In 1927, after War World I, the water was bottled in glass on an industrial scale.

Acqua Panna production facility stretches over a surface area of about 20,000 m2, perfectly blending into the natural environment.

At the very heart of Tuscany, a land of timeless and uncontaminated beauty, Acqua Panna flows pure, limpid and fresh from natural spring unveiling all its uniqueness and its fine taste. Since the Renaissance, to be inspired and experience the Tuscan way of life means to perpetuate an ideal of simplicity, elegance and balance in arts and culture, but also at the table .


Since 1895, Lavazza has been crafting some of the world's most desired coffees. It started in Turin, Italy with our Founder, Luigi Lavazza, who invented the concept of coffee blending or the art of combining beans from different regions. Since that time, four generations of the Lavazza family have continued our founder's commitment to quality and have devoted their lives to the pursuit of coffee perfection. We invite you to try one of Lavazza's distinctive coffees, and you'll know why Lavazza is Italy's favorite coffee.


FXMUSA (Freixnet Mionetto)

Freixenet Mionetto USA is one of the largest sparkling wine companies in the US. It is a culmination of devotion to the art of winemaking. With global success drawn from an equal blend of quality, passion, and innovation, Freixenet and Mionetto have joined forces to provide a one-stop shop to meet industry and consumer needs for all things sparkling wine. Both family-owned companies with deep-rooted traditions from our native lands, Freixenet and Mionetto are proven masters of their craft. Freixenet’s story stems from the Penedes regions of Spain, where our first cava was released in 1914. With similarly humble roots, Mionetto’s heritage sprouted in the heart of the Italian Prosecco region in 1887 and was the brand that introduced Prosecco to the United States in 1998. Today, we both continue our tradition of innovation and providing quality, premium wines.


Baldor Specialty Foods is one of the largest importers and distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Beginning as Balducci's fruit stand in Greenwich Village in 1946, Baldor maintains its original promise; curate and deliver the best and freshest foods in the world. Baldor seeks to provide great specialty foods and logistics that give their customers an edge.


Royal Wine Corp.

A heritage of perfection, Royal Wine Corp. has been owned and operated in the United States by the Herzog family, whose winemaking roots date back eight generations to 19th-century Czechoslovakia. While the company began modestly with one line of traditional wines for sacramental purposes, the Herzogs set their sights on redefining the kosher wine industry and setting progressively higher standards. Today the Royal Wine Corporation is the unequivocal leader in the kosher wine and beverage industry, in quality, range of products, modern production methods, innovative packaging and marketing. All Royal products are certified kosher and are therefore prepared in adherence to the highest standards of cleanliness and purity, requiring meticulous care and pristine winemaking conditions. Royal prides itself on providing the finest wines, spirits and liqueurs from all over the world with products hailing from Italy, Israel, France, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Canada and the United States.


Meredith, a publicly held media and marketing services company, was founded upon serving its customers and committed to building value. They are the pulse of pop culture, entertainment, food, fashion and lifestyle, news, business and finance, and sports. From that they have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend their brand franchises and expertise to related markets. Their products and services distinguish themselves on the basis of quality, customer service, and value that can be trusted.

Zafferano America

Zafferano America is the exclusive North American distributor of the award-winning lighting and glassware designs of Federico de Majo of Venice, Italy. Now available in the United States, Canada and Mexico, our collections include decorative tableware and lighting for hospitality and designer trades, retail establishments and online customers. Zafferano products are functional, decorative and especially fun. So join us, and we’ll take you to the party! 


Design, for SMEG, is central — the way that a product communicates with its surroundings and interacts with users. Attention to detail, and creative design solutions, bring occupants' homes to life. With SMEG, appliances take center stage in the heart of the home, a place where people can congregate. Over the past few decades, the kitchen has become a perfect, fully-equipped backdrop for the most important and most enjoyable moments in any home.