Firm brings taste of Italy to Glasgow

Wholesaler to showcase food, drink and suppliers at festive event

Continental Quattro Stagioni will showcase a range of wines from 12 Italian suppliers.
Continental Quattro Stagioni will showcase a range of wines from 12 Italian suppliers.

OPERATORS will get the chance to sample a taste of Italy in Glasgow later this month when Continental Quattro Stagioni hosts its inaugural festive food and wine exhibition.

The wholesaler, which has centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh and supplies bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels across Scotland, will showcase a range of Italian food and wine at the event in Glasgow’s Merchant’s House on Wednesday October 30.
Operators attending the exhibition will get the chance to sample a wide range of wines from 12 Italian suppliers, including Bortolomio, Cantine de Soave and Rocca Della Macie. Nick Tatham, Master of Wine for the company, will host two wine tasting workshops throughout the day.
Visitors will also be able to find out more about CQS’s food offer and try samples from two pasta suppliers: La Molisana and Surgital, meat supplier Corte Buona, Italian tomato supplier Mutti, Colavita olive oil and dessert supplier Pasticceria Torino.
Paolo Veneroni, CQS director of sales for Scotland, said the exhibition will allow operators to meet suppliers and take advantage of special offers and promotions on the day.
“Glasgow is central to our business and is therefore the perfect location for us to hold our inaugural Christmas food and drink exhibition,” he said.
“Feedback from our sales team highlighted that many of our customers were familiar with either our fantastic range of food products or our premium range of wines but many were unaware of both sides of the business.
“This event will help to raise awareness of the full range of our products to all of our customers whilst giving them the opportunity to meet some of our specialist Italian suppliers face to face.
“Furthermore it will be a chance for customers to meet with our entire Scottish sales team as well as our Master of Wine, Nick Tatham.
“We are looking forward to a fantastic day of food and wine sampling as well as giving customers the chance to benefit from some fabulous exclusive offers from our suppliers.”