The Winebow Group announced the retirement of Leonardo LoCascio, an industry leader for over 35 years, effective June 30, 2015. LoCascio left a career in corporate finance and banking to found Winebow in 1980. Under his leadership, Winebow became a major national importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits. In 2014, Winebow merged with The Vintner Group to create The Winebow Group, which continues each company’s shared dedication to quality, education and customer service. LoCascio was one of the first individuals to introduce wines from lesser known regions to the U.S. market, in particular those from southern Italy, and has shared his knowledge at countless events, industry functions, tastings and seminars around the country.