Hard work, a sense of destiny and a little luck brought Gaetano D’Aquino to Los Angeles in 1967. Today, D’Aquino ltalian Importing Company, based in Duarte, California, boasts one of the finest lines of imported wine, olive oil and food products from Italy. But this success certainly did not come easy.
Born in 1940 in Siracusa Sicily when World War II was raging in Europe, D’Aquino’s parents sent the young boy to the country to stay with his grandparents for reasons of safety and security. When his parents joined him in the country four years later, they decided to start a small business selling fruit, vegetables and grocery items.
Veneto – Provinces of Treviso and Venice -White – Light yellow with greenish reflections -Sparkling wine, extra dry – Sapid and persistent, pleasantly lively, light, with moderate alcohol content –Delicately fruity with reminiscence of apple, pear and citrus, and floral hints. Fish, pasta, risotto, white meat and ideal as aperitif.