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New York Vintners is ecstatic to announce that Italian wine expert Perry Porricelli has been named president of New York Vintners. Porricelli, former president of Italian Wine Merchants, has 20 years’ experience in rare and collectible wines and is an expert and innovator in the field of cellar management. Perry joins director of sales Jesse Warner-Levine, certified sommelier and sake professional Oz Pena and director of education Hillary Fornell on NYV’s team of wine professionals.

Perry started his career in finance with Elms Capital Management and later joined Salomon Brothers, where he specialized in international securities and developed his penchant for smart investment. While immersed in the world of finance, Perry began to develop a love of wine and took particular notice of his clients need for professional guidance in wine buying. He left Salomon and took his skill set to Burgundy Wine Company. While at BWC, Perry conceptualized and developed a specialized system of wine portfolio management, realizing the importance of a close working relationship between wine consultant and collector.

In 1999, Perry joined the opening team at Italian Wine Merchants that included Sergio Esposito, world renowned chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Perry became president of IWM, and over the course of 15 years, helped grow IWM into the foremost expert of Italian wines and one of the most well-respected and successful wine retailers in the world.

Perry brings a wealth of talent and expertise to New York Vintners. Perry’s other great passion is music, specifically rock 'n roll and rhythm and blues, and is an avid collector of vintage records. Perry currently splits his time between Manhattan and Monmouth County, New Jersey - actively working with clients on their wine cellars. Perry lives with his wife, Susan and two sons, James and Benjamin.

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