I have a problem and I can’t seem to find a good answer anywhere:
I love grappa. Good stuff, and thoroughly unappreciated. There is one kind in particular that I have a liking for and would like to buy a few bottles of: Grappa di Montiano produced by Falesco (in Lazio I believe).
So here’s the problem: I have never been able to find this grappa in Colorado. Doing web searches I see it has been sold in Germany and Japan, but no mention of this brand of grappa on any US sites. I contacted the owner of my local liquor store to see if he could get it with no success; his grappa/Italian wine dealer did not import it (though he does import Falesco wines). So I decided to ask the smartest people I know of: Dopers.
I would like to personally import a case of this for my own personal consumption. I don’t want to sell it. Hell, I don’t even really want to share it. Can I legally import it for my own use? Hell what about wine? If I wanted to buy a bottle of wine from France or Australia, could I buy that? If not, are there any organizations that will import it for me with (I would imagine) a substantial markup? Where can I find an organization like this since my local liquor store’s Italian wine dealer wanted nothing to do with such a small order.
Thanks for any help…