Domaine Select Wine Estates, a Manhattan based wine and spirits import and distribution company, announced the appointment of Francesco Giovannetti as director of strategic sales and branding. Giovannetti joined DSWE as portfolio and key account development specialist in 2012 and has worked with closely with both the DSWE producers and sales teams in account and brand development. As director of strategic sales and branding, Giovannetti will continue to report to founder and CEO Paolo Domeneghetti and will work directly with executive vice president Joseph LoSardo relative to sales planning and execution for the portfolio on a national level.
“As we continue our growth at DSWE, we recognize the importance of developing strategic roles within the organization,” said Allison Domeneghetti, president & COO.
“Francesco brings a great depth of experience and well understands the culture of DSWE,” says Domeneghetti, founder & CEO. “His skill set and motivation combine to bring this role to life.”
“DSWE is an inspiring, professional and creative environment, this is a valuable and exceptional combination in our industry,” says Giovannetti. “By joining my experience with the open and innovative culture that is DSWE, I am able to help the company achieve new goals consistently – this is extremely gratifying.”
Prior to joining DSWE, Giovannetti was New York state sales manager at Palm Bay Imports, where he was in charge of Vinvino and he oversaw the portfolio in the on-premise division of Southern Wines & Spirits NY. His experience in the industry began at a very young age when he worked in his family’s prominent NYC Italian Restaurants and learned every role from the front of the house to working alongside the chefs and running beverage programs. He went on to hold the position of director of operations for famed NY restaurateur Pino Luongo from 2002-2005. Following that he moved to the distribution side of the industry where he was the director of Italian accounts at Charmer Industries, and later was a district manager and Italian portfolio manager in the Vintage Division at Empire Merchants.
About Domaine Select Wine Estates
Founded in 1999, Domaine Select Wine Estates (DSWE) is dedicated to wines and specialized spirits from around the world of the highest quality and which demonstrate excellence and tremendous character, particular to their origin. DSWE is committed to transmitting the individuality of the producers; expressing diversity, tradition and personality is the tenet of DSWE. Domaine Select Wine Estates was named 2010 Importer of the Year by FOOD & WINE Magazine.