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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.


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.

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. 

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder is an American fashion designer based in New York City. Since launching his eponymous label in 2011, he has redefined how modern Americans can present themselves to the world in stylish, unexpected ways. From luxurious takes on essential items to bespoke tailoring, Todd’s creations show that good style can be attainable and even playful. In addition to being America’s leading menswear designer, Todd Snyder is a trusted partner to iconic American brands. He has created collaborations with L.L.Bean, Champion, Converse, Timex and New Balance.

Lenz Winery

In 1977, Peter & Patricia Lenz, having closed their well-known restaurant, A Moveable Feast, were in search of a new adventure. Inspired by the efforts and successes of their friends, Alex & Louisa Hargrave, they purchased a property on the North Fork and planted gewurztraminer, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and a small amount of pinot noir. The old barn, originally part of the Krupski farm, was converted into a tasting room and The Lenz Winery was formally established in 1978.

Peter & Patricia Lenz chose not to produce wine from their vineyard until 1983. Instead, they followed the French and German tradition of cutting oft the fruit just as it was forming in order to ensure the development of a deeper root structure. Patricia Lenz explained, 'The patience it took to wait years to taste the fruits of our labors was not easy, but wait we did. And it was worth it."

The Lenzes immersed themselves in the developing wine region, working with the Hargraves to establish the Long Island Wine Council. "They held the standard of both quality and innovation high."

In 1988, the Lenzes passed the reins to Peter & Deborah Carroll who already had a successful vineyard in nearby Cutchogue. The Carrolls initially leased The Lenz Winery, purchasing it outright in 1994.

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.


Back in 2011, AquaChile launched Verlasso to create a new way of thinking about aquaculture, with the goal of raising salmon in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way, in the cold, clean, nutrient-rich waters of the Humboldt Current off the southern coast of Patagonia in Chile’s Region XII. Verlasso’s commitment extends beyond sustainable farming to include consistent harvesting, processing, and delivery, making Verlasso one of the only producers that reliably delivers at a rapid scale.


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.

De Cecco

We have been millers for almost two centuries, dating back to 1831 when Don Nicola De Cecco produced the best flour in the county in his stone mill in Fara San Martino. And we are proud to have kept this tradition alive. To guarantee fresh semolina all the time, we grind the wheat in our own mill, right next to the pasta factory. Since 1886, we’ve been committed to bringing the authentic pleasure of Italian cuisine to tables throughout the world with great responsibility and without compromise. We are the keepers of an ancient tradition characterized by passion for our work and attention to every detail. It’s our way of doing things well: #AllaDeCecco. Our production facilities have forever been nestled between the majestic mountains of Majella — where the De Cecco working Method was born, unique to its kind, just like these locations. 


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!