Mr Sergio Esposito
Founder / Owner, Italian Wine Merchants
The Founder of Italian Wine Merchants, Sergio Esposito has over twenty years of experience in the wine industry, and his excellent work has made him a global authority on Italian wine. Sergio began his career as a wine consultant; in 1999, he expanded that role when he opened IWM’s New York City retail space. That store has now grown to include four synchronous ventures—IWM Cellars in Aspen, Colorado; IWM Hong Kong; Vino Holdings; and The Bottle Asset Fund—as well as a robust online presence. Originally from Napoli, Sergio’s parents moved his family to New York when he was seven, an adventure that served as a basis for his memoir, Passion on the Vine. Sergio has now returned to Italy with his own family, a move that allows him to spend more time sourcing wine, meeting with producers, and enjoying the land that he loves.