who whe are

Our story started more than 50 years ago in Verona

Our story starts more than 50 years ago when Silvano Piacentini, first professional Sommelier in Verona and one of the founders of Vinitaly, trains as entrepreneur  in the famous and historical local of Verona “La Bottega del Vino”.

In 1977 Silvano joins Istituto Enologico as managing director and partner. This company is located in the historic center of Verona and its main activity is b2b selling and excellent wines and spirits worldwide distribution.

One year later, with a strong experience in the wine panorama, Silvano founds a new production reality: “Gemma”. Gemma winery is located in the heart of Langhe hills in Piedmont, in Serralunga d’Alba, and nowadays produces the great wines of the territory, as Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco. Gemma’s philosophy is based on the respect of the environment and the continuous innovation.

Premium Wine Selection

In 2000 Silvano with his sons Luigi and Luisa, set up a new company: Premium Wine Selection, the present import, export and distribution company, which is located in Valpolicella, in Veneto region between Verona and Garda Lake.

15 years later, after a careful research in Valpolicella region, Silvano decides to produce also in Verona, expanding the offer with a personal production of Famiglia Piacentini; in this occasion “Silvano Piacentini” wines find their origin.

Today, with 3 million bottles sold per year all over the world, we are one of the most important distributors in the world setting.

Our goal, our mission

Our main goal is the SELECTION of EXCELLENT WINES and SPIRITS from the MOST PRESTIGIOUS AREAS IN ITALY and IN THE WORLD.

Thanks to a great collaboration between us and many family wine estates, we have the opportunity to offer our customers both excellent quality of products and wine culture.

In this way we realize our philosophy: our customers’ success, is our success too.

PWS’ mission is to provide the world with premium wines and spirits and we do that in the easiest way for our clients.

Our point of strength: the LOGISTICS

LOGISTICS is our point of strength: from one single warehouse near Verona, you can collect all our products or you can entrust us with the organization of the shipment.