DP – SELEZIONI
D&P USA is proud to partner with a collection of boutique wineries from Italy’s most notable regions, concentrating on small, artisanal and family owned estates. Our producers are all focused around indigenous grape varietals and natural winemaking techniques, crafting wines of tremendous character and integrity. Most are considered as torch bearers with a few who are young rising stars in their designated regions. Unlike an agency which incurs additional costs to both importers and producers, we work as an extension of the winery offering Direct Import pricing only. D&P USA provides training and additional marketing & sales support in each market to build brand awareness, increase sales and build relationships with each importer. Splitting our expert team between Italy and the United States we work to translate the culture of each estate to the american market, bringing to life the people, the land and story of each wine.
Sara Palma –Founder/USA Export Director
Sara started D&P Selezioni USA after spending 12 years with Matteo Correggia experiencing all areas of the family business. She has long represented this winery in the United States and has the experience, passion and multicultural experience to fully understand the needs and expectations of both the importers and producers creating a strong bridge between the old and new world. In her limited free time, she also worked with Italian national importer and distributor Pietro Pellegrini, giving her the chance to work directly with leading wine producers and clients all over Italy. She is based in Piedmont and oversees all export operations while managing communication between our American partners.
Crystal Edgar – USA Brand Director
Based in New York City, Crystal is a seasoned wine professional with 13 years of experience in the industry. Previously Crystal was the Vice President of Sales at Italian Wine Merchants in New York City catering to collectors in the US and globally. Prior to this, Crystal worked throughout Asia as the Regional Cellarmaster for luxury hotel group Aman Resorts and as part of the management team that launched Kerry Wines in China and Hong Kong. Crystal is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and holds a certification from Court of Master Sommeliers, she works directly with our import partners on the ground working to build brand awareness and sales in each region.