Radici, one of America’s great independent Italian wine and food markets, Washington, D.C.
As wine has become more and more popular in the United States thanks to the new generation of wine-savvy Americans and the many new wineries and wines — domestic and foreign — that are finding their way to more and more American markets, wine has become BIG BUSINESS there.
And sadly, more and more, wine retail in the U.S. has come to be dominated by so-called “big box” stores that have the ability to buy wine in extremely large quantities, thus driving down the end-user price.
That’s great news for consumers. And we are all for competitive pricing.
But one of the side-effects of this phenomenon is that it has become increasingly challenging for independent (and independently minded) wine and food shops to compete with the big box stores. As a result, it seems like there are fewer shops that specialize in wines like ours: Family-grown, sustainably farmed wines that reflect local traditions and not trends in the wine industry.
That’s just one of the reasons we were so thrilled to learn that Radici in Washington, D.C. carries our wines. As their name reveals (radici, meaning “roots” in Italian), they are devoted to wholesome, artisanal Italian foods and wines that reflect authentic Italian foodways. We couldn’t be bigger fans of their shop nor could we be bigger advocates for their mission: Connecting Italian wine and food lovers with real Italian wines and food that express the places where they are made and the people who make them.
Thank you, Radici, for everything you do! And thanks for supporting our wines!
Image via the Radici Facebook page.