All staff members of M. Demajo Wines and Spirits Ltd were last month treated to a weekend break in Sicily. The management of the company took their team to thank them for the outstanding results achieved in 2012, as well as to reinforce the current restructuring of the company through a team-building exercise. The highlight of the trip was a visit to one of the company’s principals in Marsala – The Carlo Pellegrino Winery. The team was welcomed at the winery’s historical cellars by Massimo Bellina, the export manager who captivated the audience by recounting the history of the company dating back to the 1880s. Explaining how Marsala wine achieved its fame, largely thanks to the Brits, he recounted how the company was founded by a notary, Carlo Pellegrino, who had a strong passion for grape growing.