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Enoproject Srl

Enoproject Srl

oenological and wine-making consultancy

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Wine and Culture

Assovini Sicilia:

Assovini Sicilia: "Alcohol and health, yes to responsible consumption"

The fight against abuse is fought with education and the culture of conscious drinking in quantity and quality - Laurent de la Gatinais, president of Assovini Sicilia.

" I don't think it is necessary to put a stamp to solve the problem of abuse. Other examples have not been decisive, if not to make the consciences of the European bureaucrats and the promoting states feel good". "In the case of spirits, including wine, we must remember that they are products linked to the culture and history of European regions and peoples. Like Calvados, Armagnac and Cognac in France, Whiskey in Ireland and Scotland, Distillate in Germany , Grappa in Italy, Beers and Ciders in Northern and Central Europe.It is a historical and cultural value for all of Europe that should not be demonized but valued and known, especially by young people, in the same way as excellent food. on the latter there is, unfortunately, an attempt to stigmatize quality with stamps and scores.It is culture and knowledge, the basis of changes in consumer habits. Let's not forget that quality food and wine products also represent the conservation and protection of vast geographical areas, of unique territories, which are everyone's heritage " - continues de la Gatinais. Ireland will be able to insert warnings such as "the consumption of alcohol causes liver disease" and on the risk of consumption during pregnancy, warnings similar to those found on cigarette packets on alcohol labels. The go-ahead came after Ireland notified the regulation on so-called "health warnings" for wine, beer and spirits to the European Commission last June. After the moratorium period, without encountering opposition from the European executive body, the go-ahead was made official in recent weeks. According to the latest 2021-22 data, exports represent over 50% of the sales of Assovini Sicilia members . Europe is the first destination market for 45% of associates, followed by America (31%), Asia (16%), Oceania (6%), Africa (2%). " I don't think health warnings are a threat to Sicilian wine exports - continues de la Gatinais . I would like the European Union to provide a unified, mature and conscious response without leaving the issue in the hands of individual states, generating uneven and misleading messages "I would like to see a first nutriscore on Acheta domesticus and Tenebrio Molitor, on which Europe has been very streamlined regarding authorization in the food chain. For me, the Grillo remains what I drink in the glass " - concludes de la Gatinais .

Consortium for the Protection of Cerasuolo di Vittoria Docg and Vittoria Doc presents the second edition of

Consortium for the Protection of Cerasuolo di Vittoria Docg and Vittoria Doc presents the second edition of "CeraSoul", a music and wine concert in Catania

The Consortium for the protection of the only DOCG in Sicily has once again chosen the setting of the Teatro Massimo and the Sangiorgi of Catania to celebrate the excellence of its wines. It will also be an opportunity to begin the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the DOC recognition for the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG which took place in May 1973.

VENICE WINE CONSORTIUM

VENICE WINE CONSORTIUM

2022 CLOSES WITH 10% OF BOTTLED VOLUMES COMPARED TO 2021. WATCHWORDS FOR 2023: TARGETED PROMOTION FOR THE DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS AND PRODUCT VALORISATION ACTIONS.

Sustainability

The Consorzio Barbera D'Asti e Vini del Monferrato leader of AGEBA Project aimed at preserving the Asti wine heritage threatened by climate change

The Consorzio Barbera D'Asti e Vini del Monferrato leader of AGEBA Project aimed at preserving the Asti wine heritage threatened by climate change

The AGEBA project aims to decode the genetic heritage of the most resilient vine specimens.

A dutiful journey undertaken to respond to climate change and continued together with CREA-VE , the Council for Agricultural Research and the Analysis of the Agricultural Economy - Viticulture and Enology Research Center of Asti , the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Piacenza , the Institute of G. Penna Higher Secondary Education and ten local farms to give life to the AGEBA project, of which the Consortium is the leader. A virtuous initiative aimed at recovering and enhancing the ancient germplasm of the Barbera vine for its adaptation to the ongoing climate changes which are also affecting the world of wine. "In the Asti area, the absence of rainfall, increasingly higher average temperatures are a real and tangible problem. This year's harvest was one of the driest in recent centuries" - declares the President of the Consortium, Filippo Mobrici - "For these reasons, the Consortium wanted to take the issue of viticulture of the future into their own hands and, together with research institutes, seek answers in the genome of the most resistant ancient vines.In fact, it is probable that these vines, having survived with resilience and adaptation to the challenges of the past, will be more easily able to meet future challenges." The AGEBA project, therefore, has a genetic approach aimed at identifying genotypes with characteristics of greater adaptability to climate change. These characteristics are to be found in the single strains of Barbera, planted in the period of clonal pre-selection (until the 70s of the last century) as these strains have shown to be incredibly adaptive and resistant to biotic and abiotic agents. Having survived for several decades, in fact, these plants are also free from the main viruses and from Flavescence Dorata, a scourge that still affects Barbera today. The Consortium, therefore, is acting as an authentic point of contact between nature and business and today, one of the main challenges it has to face is precisely the threat that climate change on a global scale poses for the Monferrato of wine under the point of environmental, social and economic view. President Mobrici continues "The AGEBA project is certainly a very ambitious project. We are still in the preliminary stage and as always, when we speak of experimental research, we cannot be certain of a positive outcome. However, the assumptions bode well and the Consortium will continue to commit itself and give its contribution, facing present and future challenges with optimism." THE BARBERA D'ASTI CONSORTIUM AND MONFERRATO WINES The Consorzio Barbera d'Asti e Vini del Monferrato, founded in 1946, has the task of protecting and promoting its denominations to guarantee their diffusion and their image on national and international markets, also through specific distinctive brands. Currently the Consortium has 390 member companies and 13 protected denominations.

Conte Villa Prandone increasingly sustainable with the SQNPI brand

Conte Villa Prandone increasingly sustainable with the SQNPI brand

The Monteprandone winery enters the Integrated Production Quality System. A story of love and respect for the territory inaugurated by grandfather Amilcare "Lu Kont" De Angelis.

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AT "FIERAGRICOLA TECH" VENETO AGRICULTURE FOCUSES ON WATER, A PRECIOUS RESOURCE TO CAPTURE, KEEP AND NOT WASTE

The first edition of "Fieragricola Tech", an event dedicated to new technologies in support of the agricultural world, is arriving at VeronaFiere (1st and 2nd February). Veneto Agricoltura will be present with its own exhibition space dedicated to the water resource.

History of wine

Terre d'Oltrepò does not slow down its development strategy

Terre d'Oltrepò does not slow down its development strategy

The early renewal of Terre d'Oltrepò's Board of Directors must not obscure, let alone reduce, the extraordinary development commitment of the well-known Lombard cooperative.

Without forgetting that since 2017 Terre d'Oltrepò has also owned La Versa, one of the most important historic wine brands in our country, a pioneer in the production of the highest quality classic method. "I have been President of Terre d'Oltrepò for less than a year - explains Enrico Bardone - but I immediately took action to make the most of all the extraordinary potential that our large cooperative group. A cooperative that should always be remembered not only has a role key to the economic sustainability of its members but also has a great responsibility on the face of all the reputation, image of the Oltrepò Pavese". And it was these two great awarenesses that guided Terre d'Oltrepò's development strategy which is based on the expansion of bottled volumes on a par with an increase in margins. "In my first 11 months of presidency - continues Bardone - it was a priority to identify all of them those strategies able to increase the profitability of our Cellar." The objectives achieved and those started in the work of the current Board of Directors are listed below. A. for the eleven months in which he remained in office: - Structuring of the company management (totally absent previously) in particular with the figures of the General Manager and the Sales Manager, as well as the oenologist in charge of the Broni plant; - Preparation and unanimous approval of the three-year development plan; - Launch of cost saving actions which led to a significant reduction of the same; - Analysis for a reduction in personnel costs also through the use of social shock absorbers such as the solidarity contract which should have started in the month of February; - Enhancement, in the pre-harvest phase, of the Pinot Noir grape at €uro 70.00 per quintal. This choice, operated for the first time in the history of the Cellar, it forced the mediators of the territory to place themselves on that value and convinced some non-Member winemakers to deliver the grapes to the Cellar; "On this last front - explains Bardone - we must never forget that the Oltrepò Pavese represents the Italian territory with the greatest qualitative vocation for what it is considered perhaps the most prestigious vine in the world, Pinot Noir of which our cooperative is the largest producer in our appellation. A vine that also represents the ideal variety for the production of high-quality classic method". - Advance payments of the first advances on the 2022 harvest increased by 50.00% compared to the previous one with the commitment of the Council to increase the value of the grapes compared to the balance of the 2021 harvest. - Approval and start-up of the projects for the waste purification plants for Broni and Casteggio which over the last few years have led to high administrative fines and for which completion is expected for the 2023 harvest; - Award of non-repayable loan under the PNRR Agrisolare tender for the construction of a new photovoltaic system in Broni. The planning of the commercial activity in Italy and abroad continues through the establishment of a structure of agents for the horeca channel, the selection of foreign countries in which to operate and the rebranding activity starting from the prestigious La Versa brand. "The values of cooperation, its fundamental link with the production area, with i its winemakers - concludes Bardone - are fundamental factors in the identity of our winery and we believe it is crucial to make them emerge in a much clearer way than in the past. We are proud of our identity and we are convinced that being a cooperative can never be better today represent an added value both in terms of wine qualification but also in terms of sustainability economic, social and environmental aspects of a territory".

VENETO VINEYARD 2022: OVER 15 MILLION QUINTALS OF GRAPES PRODUCED FOR ALMOST 12.6 MILLION HECTOLITRES OF WINE

VENETO VINEYARD 2022: OVER 15 MILLION QUINTALS OF GRAPES PRODUCED FOR ALMOST 12.6 MILLION HECTOLITRES OF WINE

Mind-boggling numbers that project Veneto to the top of the ranking of Italian wine regions. The export of Veneto wine at the end of 2022 could touch 2.8 billion euros. All the numbers of the sector presented today in Lonigo (Vi) on the occasion of the now "historic" year-end focus promoted by the Veneto Region, Veneto Agriculture and Avepa.

FRESCOBALDI PRESENTS THE NINTH HARVEST OF GORGONA

FRESCOBALDI PRESENTS THE NINTH HARVEST OF GORGONA

"The Tuscan archipelago is an earthly paradise of which Gorgona is the wildest and most luminescent pearl of Aphrodite. Behind its apparent grumpiness, the unspeakable seduction of perfumes and silences, and a nature that moves for its strength, for its his eternal puberty .... And all around, water and salt, reflecting the messages of heaven, tightening the laces to the sails. " (A.Bocelli - 2014).

Natural wine

Vi.Na.Ri.: comparison of associations and wines

Vi.Na.Ri.: comparison of associations and wines

O2 and SO2 the issues addressed in the two masterclasses on natural wine. In the press conference on Sunday 12 February VinNatur and Vi.Te will talk about the future of the sector.

The event is enriched with the announcement of an official presentation to the press , which will see the organizing associations as protagonists of an all-round discussion on the future of natural wine, and with two masterclasses designed to get a close-up understanding of the natural wine scene. On Sunday at 12.00 , Angiolino Maule and Gabriele Da Prato , presidents of VinNatur and Vi.Te. respectively, will accompany those present in the debate Confronti Naturali , a reflection on the potential of oenology which operates without the use of artificial substances, also involving the producers of the two associations. The scheduled masterclasses will be held at 16.00 . On Sunday 12 February the appointment O2 – The relationship with oxygen will be staged, where it will be explained how contact with the air can ennoble good wines. The tasting will take place blindly with a parallel comparison of three labels that have faced a different path with the air, before arriving in the glass. On the other hand, Monday 13 February will be the time for SO2 – The sulphite knot , an opportunity to explore whether and how sulfur dioxide affects the perception of the flavors and aromas of a wine and whether this can give different expressive facets and organoleptic. For an accurate evaluation, Vi.Na.Ri. will offer a blind tasting of three wines produced and bottled, with and without added sulphites: a direct comparison that starts from references having the same origin and production method, with the only variation being the quantity of SO2 present in them. Moderating the meetings of Vi.Na.Ri. there will be Samuel Cogliati Gorlier , Italian-French journalist and popularizer, founder of Possibilia Editore and member of the editorial staff and tasting committee of the French magazine LeRouge&leBlanc . Sunday's presentation will be open to the press only, while to access the masterclasses a symbolic contribution of 10.00 euros and online booking is required at the website bit.ly/vinari_scrizioni Vi.Na.Ri. will bring together more than 150 natural winemakers in Milan who will come from all over Italy and from abroad, with some producers from Argentina, Bordeaux and Slovenia. To accompany the two days, the gastronomic proposal of the Italian street food of Trapizzino . INFO IN BRIEF | Vi.Na.Ri . Milan 2023 Date : Sunday 12 and Monday 13 February 2023 Opening hours : from 10.00 for operators, from 12.00 general opening Location : Studio Novanta, Via Mecenate, 88/a, 20138 Milan, MI Admission : limited number of events, admission to Vi.Na.Ri. is reserved for members. Pre-registration on Eventbrite (bit.ly/vinari_scrizioni) until February 12 with a membership fee of €25 for one day, €40 for both. There are no reductions Masterclass : at 16.00 with a contribution of 10.00 euros

VINISSIMO - Fourth edition

VINISSIMO - Fourth edition

Market exhibition of organic, biodynamic, natural and piwi wines of artisanal production.

THE CANTINA TREVIGIANA LEADER IN THE PRODUCTION AND EXPORT OF ORGANIC WINE CHANGES ITS LOOK: THE SEVENTH PIZZOLATO HOLDING IS BORN

THE CANTINA TREVIGIANA LEADER IN THE PRODUCTION AND EXPORT OF ORGANIC WINE CHANGES ITS LOOK: THE SEVENTH PIZZOLATO HOLDING IS BORN

With a production of over 7 million bottles, an expected turnover of over 20 million euros for 2021 and a widespread presence in over 33 countries around the world, the Cantina Pizzolato di Villorba, a Venetian winery that has been producing certified organic wines since 1991 , changes its appearance and establishes Settimo Pizzolato Holding.

Legislazione del vino

Stocks and bulk, latest updates.

Stocks and bulk, latest updates.

According to data released by Cantina Italia, wine stocks as of December 31st amounted to 64.9 million hectoliters, a record level since the service was established in 2018.

Compared to the same month of 2021, the increase is 5%, with peaks of 7% for PDO wines, while the critical situation of PGIs is returning (3%). According to the surges in stocks recorded in some regions in December, probably the harvest figure - expected to have a zero balance in September - will have to be revised upwards, as has already happened for the Veneto.     The situation remains particularly critical in regions that had already experienced upward trends in stocks during the year, especially Puglia (8%) and Sicily (5%), while in Abruzzo, according to the surge in stocks in December (12% ), the harvest seems to be much more abundant than the (stable) volumes expected in September.     Also in Veneto the situation of inventories, after being under control until September, is undergoing a strong acceleration (9% at the end of the year), probably due to the strong production increase of the 2022 harvest. The situation is normal in Emilia Romagna (-1 %).     The situation of Apulian PGIs continues to be problematic, with values well above the historical averages and progressively increasing throughout 2022: Puglia at 2.9 million hectoliters of stock (6%) and Salento at 1.84 million (10 %)     Bulk prices   Prices at the beginning of the year generally remain at the levels of the last quarter of 2022: Prosecco Doc stable from September in the 2.05-2.20 range, while Pinot Grigio delle Venezie confirms the 1.10 at the beginning of the harvest.     In the South, the prices of Primitivo Igp Puglia remained stable at 1.05 euro/litre from September (but far from 1.60 in 2021), while Sicilian Nero d'Avola dropped below the 1 euro threshold, a trend inaugurated in November.     finally, the prices of basic sparkling wines in Romagna showed a slight recovery, rising to 4.40-4.60 euros/hectograde (5%/2%).  

Assovini Sicilia turns the spotlight on Messina and its DOCs

Assovini Sicilia turns the spotlight on Messina and its DOCs

Two seas, the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian, three DOCs, Faro, Mamertino and Malvasia delle Lipari. The wines and vineyards that grow luxuriantly around one of the oldest cities on the island – Zancle, today's Messina, the Greek-Sicilian colony founded between 750 and 715 BC by Cumans and Chalcidians – find greater attention among professionals .

Lights and shadows of intermediation in private sales

Lights and shadows of intermediation in private sales

Brokerage in private sales of one's wine has always been a hot topic full of conflicting opinions.

Innovations in Wine

Drink vending machine.

Drink vending machine.

This vending machine was created to be able to sell packaged products (packages of wine, mineral water and soft drinks, cartons of beer, packs of milk, sauces, purées, pasta, bags of pellets, etc) in a practical, fast and safe way.

Possibility of selling alcoholic products using a health card recognition device for age verification. SIMPLICITY OF USE • SELECT YOUR CHOICE An external 15-inch touch screen panel will allow the customer to make the choice of products to purchase. • WAIT 20 SECONDS The payment of the products can be made with credit cards, debit cards, banknotes and coins. • COLLECT YOUR PRODUCT A conveyor belt will make the parcels available in the immediate vicinity of the customer's car trunk. WHY IT'S CONVENIENT • ADVANTAGES FOR THE CUSTOMER - Ease of loading - No parking search - No queues at the supermarket checkout - Possibility to make the purchase at any time of the day. • MODELS AVAILABLE - REVOLUTION 25 - Equipped with 25 lanes, it is able to contain about 700 parcels. - REVOLUTION 30 - Equipped with 30 lanes, it is able to contain about 840 parcels. -REVOLUTION 30S - Equipped with 30 lanes, it is able to contain around 1020 parcels. INSTALLATION Ideal installation in an area located in a high-traffic area with good incoming and outgoing traffic and the possibility of being able to unload trucks. Necessary area around 400/500 square meters as it will also serve as storage for the products which will then be loaded into the dispensing aisles. Possibility of creating an ecological island in the same shed that houses the vending machine, as a collection point for waste plastic bottles, with the relative recognition of a bonus to be spent on the purchase of the products present in the vending machine. https://www.wineidea.it/it/prodotto/distributore-automatico-bevande/distributore-automatico-bevande-387.html

SIPA BRINGS A NEW SPARKLE TO THE WINE MARKET

SIPA BRINGS A NEW SPARKLE TO THE WINE MARKET

Wine producers are at the mercy of many variables when it comes to trying to turn a profit. Consumer confidence and the weather are probably at the top of the list. Well, in Italy at least, first signs are that 2022 will be a good vintage, even as consumers’ tightening wallets are having a negative effect.

SIPA systems for wine bottling and packaging

SIPA systems for wine bottling and packaging

Some of the best wine makers in the world rely on SIPA to fill and pack their bottles. For people who know SIPA as a leader in PET bottle design and production technologies, that may come as something of a surprise.

Wine Tourism

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THE "TERRITORY OF PAVESE" WINNER OF THE 9TH PRIZE AT THE VINARIUS TERRITORY

The Associazione Enoteca Italiane assigned the prestigious recognition to the Pavese Territory in the sign of a territorial development led by the wine sector and by wine tourism.

The Pavia Territory has won the "Vinarius al Territorio" award, now in its ninth edition. President Vinarius, Andrea Terraneo, announced this today 16 January during the ceremony held in the evocative setting of the Sala Caduti di Nassirya of Palazzo Madama in Rome during which the Vice President of the Senate Gian Marco Centinaio also spoke. In fact, every two years Vinarius (the Association of Italian Wine Cellars) selects an Italian territory in which there is a strong wine-growing vocation, a significant agri-food basket but also great attention to issues related to environmental sustainability, the enhancement of traditions, history and to wine tourism reception. " Receiving this prestigious award for the 'know-how' of our territory - says the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Chamber of Commerce of Pavia Giovanni Merlino - is a great honor and it is a source of pride that it is awarded by companies that play a role of ambassadors of the territories through the story of wine as a factor of attraction and hospitality. The credit goes to our producers and to all the companies involved in an agricultural, manufacturing and commercial chain that sees its natural roots in the Oltrepò Pavese. A great opportunity for local operators and for associative and institutional subjects who have the responsibility of working together so that the quality of Oltrepò wines represents a brand for the entire territory of the province of Pavia ". " The Pavese Territory represents a true example of how the combination of wine and wine tourism can become the key to discovering a territory and its history, for this reason we are not only happy to have awarded this prize - explains Andrea Terraneo, President of Vinarius – but also extremely honored to have conferred it inside the Senate building, a sign of how the wine sector is increasingly at the center of the dialogue between institutions and exponents of a truly driving sector in Italy ". " For me it is a double pleasure to host this ceremony at Palazzo Madama - adds Gian Marco Centinaio, Vice President of the Senate - because it helps to open such a solemn place to those who work every day to enhance the Italian wine heritage, but also for the pride that I feel to see my territory awarded.The convergence between the food and wine and tourism sectors can give a great boost to the Pavia economy, as well as that of many other areas of Italy, and this recognition is proof that you are already on the right track ".   " Thank you from our wonderful territory that aspires to be ever more sustainable smiling and passionate, this is an award that honors us ." Gilda Fugazza, president of the Oltrepò Pavese Consortium for the Protection of Wines , said.   The Pavia area is rich in history, art and culinary traditions and is characterized by entrepreneurial and artisanal know-how, with around 58,000 businesses in the province. The Pavese wine sector fits into this panorama, which finds full expression through the DOC, DOCG wines of the Oltrepò Pavese and IGP Province of Pavia. 13,269 hectares of vineyards , of which 11,102 registered with the various denominations, which give life to quality wines, representative of the territory and the passion of its producers. Peculiarities that make this wine-growing area all to be discovered through the numerous wine tourism itineraries that make it a unique destination.     WHO IS VINARIUS Vinarius is the Association of Italian Wine Shops and represents over 110 members (whose total turnover is close to 50 million euros) covering the entire national territory. The association, now chaired by Andrea Terraneo, was founded in 1981 and has as its social purpose the promotion, enhancement and protection of wine shops as commercial activities specialized in the proposal of quality wine. The association deals with the training of the winemaker, his collaborators and employees, professional updates, identifying and implementing a whole series of activities ranging from the organization of study trips to in-depth internships in the various production places, actively participating in conferences, exhibitions, fairs, events of various kinds. Every two years Vinarius organizes and promotes the Vinarius al Territorio Award which reached its Ninth Edition in 2020. Furthermore, it maintains close and cordial relations with the two major French counterpart associations. It periodically carries out surveys among its associates to monitor trends, consumer requests and market trends.

The importance of D2C in wine tourism

The importance of D2C in wine tourism

The return of foreign tourists, new generations entering the world of wine are the conditions for the take-off of the new wine tourism season in the Italian panorama.

RUCHÈ: GROWTH IN VALUE AND BOTTLES, NOW THE CHALLENGE IS WINE TOURISM

RUCHÈ: GROWTH IN VALUE AND BOTTLES, NOW THE CHALLENGE IS WINE TOURISM

Still on the rise, in numbers and in image. Thus ends the year the Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, with a production that has reached 1,100,000 bottles and a denomination that has grown by 10% in the last year.

Wine and Spirits

REVOLUTION OF SPIRITS COMES FROM TURIN, FROM THE SPIRITUAL MACHINE STARTUP: ALGORITHMS, BIG DATA AND LOOKING AT THE PERSIAN GULF

REVOLUTION OF SPIRITS COMES FROM TURIN, FROM THE SPIRITUAL MACHINE STARTUP: ALGORITHMS, BIG DATA AND LOOKING AT THE PERSIAN GULF

THE TURIN STARTUP THE SPIRITUAL MACHINE PREPARES THE NEW ERA OF BEVERAGE WITH 5 MILLION BOTTLES IN 2027.

An innovative "humanist" crowdfunding system, which selects people before capital, tailor-made mixology recipes, openness to new markets, algorithms, big data and attention to sustainability. Matteo Fornaca, co-founder: "What we are implementing is truly a change from a model in which there are few producers and billions of consumers, to a scenario in which potentially, in 2030, every bar, every starred restaurant will have its own products". Word of Matteo Fornaca, Elisa Cravero and Matteo Dispenza , founders of the Turin startup The Spiritual Machine , which aims to innovate the beverage galaxy. A startup that is also a community, that of "I Botanici", which are not mere members, lenders or stakeholders, but the result of a " humanist crowdfunding ", which selects people, ideas and values before capital. In fact, The Spiritual Machine has chosen a less traditional approach to raising capital, through "controlled" crowdfunding, which brings investors closer together, gathering not only economic resources, but experience and intelligence. " Ours is not just a fundraising process, but one of skills, market players, suppliers, professionals, which can be strategic for us. We aim to develop the business by combining different experiences and creating a common culture, which binds us on a plan of ideas and values ,” explains the founder of The Spiritual Machine Matteo Fornaca . THE SPIRITS OF THE ITALIAN STARTUP ARRIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Internationalization is one of the most relevant results produced by crowdfunding of "human capital", which is bringing The Spiritual Machine to the markets of Latin America and the Persian Gulf, where the spirits will arrive in the Arab Emirates, Qatar, Maldives, Seychelle, signing agreements with large international hotel chains. It might almost seem like a paradox to sell alcohol where there is a strong perception that it cannot be consumed, but market analyzes confirm instead that these are strategic, very receptive areas, because there are the headquarters of large corporations from Asia and the Middle East , cruise companies and many international brand hotel chains. Maldives and Seychelles are also large tourist hubs, which have their own procurement in Dubai. An international expansion that also looks beyond the Atlantic, in particular to the Latin American world, a rapidly accelerating market, with growth rates of 5%. A continent with a young population, which sees Millennials and Generation X more attentive to a conscious consumption of alcohol, who prefer stronger flavours, drink less and better: therefore they look to made-to-measure drinks, where the tailor made spirit can be a product of great impact. MIXOLOGY, THE INTEREST IN SPIRITS IS GROWING IN ITALY In Italy, the world of mixology is shaping up as a growing trend, with increasing interest from both the consumer and the business world. A trend confirmed by the numbers of the startup The Spiritual Machine, with the company going from the five thousand bottles produced in 2019 to 80 thousand in 2022, despite the impact of the pandemic which has effectively paralyzed the entire sector. The target is to reach one million by 2025 and five million in 2027. " The market is taking off, artisan productions are growing by 22.5% year on year ( source: Technavio report. Forecasts and Analysis 2022-2026) . The premium is growing and we see a demand for training, information and craftsmanship every day. It is a very fast change and I think the peak will be reached in the next four years, because what happened with beer will happen, in the sense that a few and small brands are acquired by the big ones. Today, craft beer constitutes 14% of the American market and the phenomenon is repeating itself in the same way on artisanal spirits as well ". Words from the CEO of The Spiritual Machine Elisa Cravero, who in a still very male sector, in agreement with the partners, has built a company with an 80% female team. The growing interest in the spirits world on the part of consumers - looking for new products to have an increasingly personalized drinking experience - is also confirmed by the data relating to the recipes: in its three years of life, the startup has created over 150 proprietary recipes, to which are added the over 200 created in 2022 alone. A research and development work that will have its heart in The Spiritual Machine Lab, a laboratory where recipes for finished products can be created. WHAT DO YOU DRINK? THE AI TELLS YOU "Alembics" and test tubes that marry with technology, thanks to the partnership with the startup Vedrai, a company that develops solutions based on Artificial Intelligence to support SMEs, which closed a 40 million euro capital raising last April. This agreement will allow The Spiritual Machine to obtain forecasts of the consumption of various spirits on the global market 36 months in advance. Starting from these trends, the company is working on the creation of a predictive algorithm which, by aggregating sales data, market trends and community feedback, will make it possible to develop increasingly tailor-made recipes for a given audience or market segment. ZERO EMISSIONS AND GEOTHERMAL DISTILLERIES " All of us founders care deeply about sustainability ," says Fornaca . The commitment to sustainability is one of the fundamental points in the startup's development strategy, which has given itself a roadmap, with a series of objectives to be achieved year by year. Thus in 2022 The Spiritual Machine obtained the compensation of all CO2 emissions and aims in 2023 to have 50% of its production in recycled glass. In 2024, the agenda calls for working with carbon negative distilleries, such as those powered by geothermal energy which already exist in other countries and which are also being studied in Italy. "In the world of spirits - concludes Fornaca - today there are enormous opportunities for innovation and a growing demand for novelties that are not always able to fully grasp. We are here to fill this gap. What we are implementing is truly a change from a model in which there are few producers and billions of consumers, to a scenario in which potentially, in 2030, every bar, every starred restaurant will have its own products. It is the great revolution of spirits ".

GROWTH OF THE VERMOUTH CONSORTIUM OF TURIN: A PREVIEW OF THE BIG NEWS FOR 2023

GROWTH OF THE VERMOUTH CONSORTIUM OF TURIN: A PREVIEW OF THE BIG NEWS FOR 2023

Public and market interest in Vermouth di Torino is growing, a highly topical European Geographical Indication and at the same time a product with three centuries of Piedmontese history.

Casoni Fabbrificazione Liquori awarded with the Sustainability Award 2021 for the Environment category

Casoni Fabbrificazione Liquori awarded with the Sustainability Award 2021 for the Environment category

An ancient Italian distillery and liqueur factory based in Finale Emilia (Modena) for over 200 years, Casoni has been producing liqueurs and spirits distributed in Italy and around the world.