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On April 4th at 11.00 in the Sala Tulipano there will be a masterclass led by the Canadian journalist Michaela Morris , entitled " Amarone: fine and contemporary ", through which Famiglie Storiche intends to emphasize two important and fundamental aspects for the 'Amarone: its positioning in the fine wine category and its contemporaneity in terms of style and occasions for consumption. « The style of Amarone is certainly contemporary ; an elegant style that has evolved over time, while remaining faithful to the territory it belongs to, to the winemaking, drying and aging techniques that have been handed down for generations. All characteristics of a fine wine , in full respect of the territory, the vintage and the hand of man. A style that the consumer seeks because it is original and identifying and, because it is influenced by climate change and consumer trends, it is a wine that today is more harmonious and elegant, allowing greater ease of pairing with food and pleasure in the glass.- he declares Pierangelo Tommasi - We are very pleased that an esteemed international wine professional like Michaela Morris has become the spokesperson for this message, and certainly the occasion of a sounding board like Vinitaly will be a perfect driving force for the association's message ». The masterclass is aimed primarily at Italian and foreign press and operators. There will be a tasting of 13 Amarone , one for each member company of Historical Families, which have chosen their most representative label to tell the contemporaneity of this splendid wine. All the Amarones for tasting come from a single vineyard and from harvests ranging from the early 2000s to 2018. The macro-themes that will be treated are: the territory and its production variables, the culture of drying , longevity and, finally , the contemporaneity with the possible combinations of wine with types of international cuisine and different consumption occasions. « Amarone is a historic wine, but at the same time contemporary, with great evolutionary and intriguing potential. It is critically acclaimed and inextricably linked to its territory and production technique, in other words it is inimitable and remains in the memory. - says Michaela Morris - has long been a highly appreciated wine in Canada and was the first Italian wine to be imported into the country. Surely the producers considered that it would be perfectly suited to our cold climate. For many Canadian wine lovers, it is the quintessential red wine that is structured, warm, luxurious, rich and even exotic. We associate it with the Italian concept of dolce vita and it takes us right there every time we open a bottle » he concludes. The definition of this masterclass and of the topics that will be covered within it, under the expert guidance of Michaela Morris, fits into the context of Vinitaly in order to convey a new message from Historic Families. A message that is part of a wider project to consolidate the identity of Amarone as a fine wine and contemporary wine.
The Consortium will be present at the fair with a totally dedicated stand within the Spazio Piemonte Land and a program dedicated to discovering the wine-growing pearls of the area.
Andreola, a Farra di Soligo winery, producers of Valdobbiadene DOCG, will be present at Vinitaly 2023 and will present the new reference during the fair: L'Etichetta del Fondatore Nazzareno Pola.
Mercure Argentario Hotel Filippo II in Porto S. Stefano in fact offers a very interesting opportunity that not only involves all palates, from the most expert to the most curious, but also represents a way to get to know and enhance the territory through its flavours. In fact, the Tuscan Maremma is celebrated as a timeless area that has its roots in ancient civilizations (here the Etruscans and later the Romans prospered for centuries leaving important testimonies), known for the variety of its landscape - which winds between crystalline sea, mountains covered with thick woods, lake and flat areas, green hills and natural thermal areas - and for the richness and uniqueness of its food and wine offer. The splendid terrace of the Philip II from which it is possible to enjoy a panorama that leaves you breathless due to its charm and suggestion, thus becomes the stage for "Cantine in Vetrina" : eight food and wine appointments with tasting of wines offered thanks to the collaboration with wineries selected among those most representative of the territory and which from time to time will make their peculiarities known. Expert Sommeliers will illustrate the various phases of wine production and will lead guests along a path during which taste and smell will be able to perceive the thousand nuances of a memorable sensory experience. It starts on 8 April with the Enoforia agricultural company (Montiano - GR), which has rediscovered Pugnitello, a native Grosseto vine at risk of extinction, followed on 15 April by the Provveditore company (Scansiano - GR) and its wines from from vineyards still cultivated in the traditional way and with respect for the territory, while Fabiani - a small family-run business in the heart of the Maremma - on April 22nd will present natural wines obtained from ancient Tuscan vineyards with an average age of over thirty years. On 29 April it's the turn of Poggio Stenti of the Pieri family whose love for the land has led to the management of vineyards (mainly of Sangiovese and Vermentino grapes, located on the hills in the heart of the production area of Montecucco DOCG and Maremma Toscana DOC) and olive groves in a totally organic way while on 6 May we will meet the Poggio La Luna Organic Farm (between Scansano and Saturnia in a still somewhat wild territory) where the vines are grown using the organic method integrated by some biodynamic practices such as, for example, taking into account the lunar phases for working the land and bottling the wines. May 13th is the turn of La Chimera d'Albegna of the Becherini family who have created a modern winery by searching and rediscovering the secrets of winemaking with patience and daily dedication, honoring the most authentic traditions. On May 20th here is Nenni Toscana a story of excellence that dates back to 1272 when the Abbey of San Galgano founded a village in Frosini dedicated to the production of Sangiovese wine, along the Via Francigena, which today the Nenni family continues with the support of a team international winemakers. The last appointment is on May 27 with the Agostinetto family who have been producing wines for four generations and who, after a trip to Maremma, decided to give life to a winery on the hills of Montiano with vineyards of Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Vermentino. In combination with the proposed wines, many typical local ingredients to relive the flavors and aromas of the best tradition. All you have to do is book so you don't miss out on a truly original journey in the exclusive setting of one of the symbols of the Argentario.
Yesterday, Sunday 12 March, at the Cantine Martinelli di Mezzocorona, the Strada del Vino e dei Sapori del Trentino celebrated its first ten years.
The blossoming of spring invites wine lovers to discover and celebrate, from 30 March to 8 April, Nosiola, the only white grape variety in Trentino, and Vino Santo, an extraordinary passito with very long drying and ageing. For the occasion, the dedicated tastings will be accompanied by events and initiatives to discover the natural and cultural heritage of the valley.
Robin Williams in Poets Society suggests seeing reality from a different perspective to fully understand it. Design Thinking is a bit like this but without going to the desks: it is an alternative, creative, empathetic and timely approach to solving problems. For the first time, Design Thinking will be applied to the world of wine thanks to the course "Designing the future of wine: solutions for changing scenarios", organized by POLI.design, a consortium company of the Milan Polytechnic, which will start in June 2023. Thanks to the collaboration with Veronafiere, the course will be presented at Vinitaly on Sunday 2 April at 4.15 pm in Sala Puccini with a meeting open to all. The expression "Design Thinking" may seem cryptic but if you think that this was the method with which Steve Jobs gave life to the most innovative inventions, everything becomes clearer. In fact, Design Thinking starts from the ability to put yourself in the customer's/consumer's shoes and find creative solutions quickly and concretely. A creativity that is often lacking in the very traditional wine sector, which nonetheless welcomed this project with great interest. In fact, the sponsors of the course are UIV (Unione Italiana Vini), AGIVI (Italian Association of Young Italian Wine Entrepreneurs), ONAV (National Organization of Wine Tasters), the National Association of Women of Wine and Divinea, as well as Associazione Cometa, a third sector company . Luca Fois, scientific director of the course, Silvia Baratta, technical director of the course, Lamberto Frescobaldi, President of Unione Italiana Vini, Vito Intini, ONAV President, Violante Gardini Cinelli Colombini, AGIVI President, will intervene during the presentation at Vinitaly. It will be a talk show where we will talk about changes in the sector and future prospects, opportunities for generational change and new solutions. The course "Designing the Future of Wine: solutions for changing scenarios" is sponsored by UIV, ONAV, AGIVI, National Women of Wine Association, Veronafiere, Cometa Association and Divinea. Media partner Wine Meridian. For information on the event: https://liveshop.vinitaly.com/eventi/progettare-il-futuro-del-vino-soluzioni-per-scenari-che-cambiano/ For information on the course: https://www.polidesign.net/it/formazione/business-design/corso--progettare-il-futuro-del-vino/#tab_corso
Piccini 1882 relative launch of "Piccini – The Italian wine family", a podcast consisting of 20 episodes in which Mario Piccini, CEO of the group, will accompany many guests on a journey into the world of wine.
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.
Fruit trees, forest and melliferous species are the specimens that the children of the Paolo Veronese middle school in Maser planted to implement the Coste forest. Mulberry, hazelnut, walnut, cherry, fig, juniper and oak, elm, maple, flowering ash, hornbeam and buckthorn: all plants that adapt perfectly to the surrounding ecosystem, sustainably enriching the beauty of the landscape. "A forest over three centuries old that grows together with its community – explained Sara Cecchetto , the company's sustainability manager –, a tangible symbol of how necessary it is to take care of the earth and its riches. With this initiative we aim to create an environment in which man, flora and fauna dialogue with each other to encourage the harmonious development of local biodiversity". In a context surrounded by olive trees and vineyards with forest roads to explore, the wood is part of the Unesco MAB area of the Asolo hills and within the Natura 2000 network, proposing itself as a destination for excursions and educational activities for tourists, families, enthusiasts of nature and the entire local community. Confirming the importance of the initiative and the synergy created with the municipality of Maser, the mayor Claudia Benedos was present. "I want to thank – he declared – the Cecchetto company and the Pro Loco for this day of environmental education, not only theoretical. The boys and all the participants had the opportunity to learn about plants and bees, understand their importance and ecological role, a field experience they will never forget". The Pro Loco of Maser , partner of the project, was represented by the president Claudio Crotti . Il Bosco delle Coste was born from the sustainability plan conceived and developed together with Etifor , a spin-off of the University of Padua, which offers consultancy to organizations and companies to improve the economic, environmental and social benefits of policies, projects and investments through science , innovation and good governance. And Lucio Brotto , founding partner of the start-up and an expert in sustainable investments and ecosystem services, gave an in-depth lesson to tell the kids what climate change consists of and what actions need to be taken to curb it. Among the protagonists of the appointment Giuseppe Morosin of the educational farm L'alveare del Grappa which involved the boys in a beekeeping lesson with wintering activities of the beehives, kept inside the wood. Furthermore, the expert in forestry works, Stiven Rizzotto , also supports the planting activity. The event concluded with refreshments, rich in local produce, organized by the Noble Researchers of Taste of Maser.
Masi presenting the "Masi bottle", an innovative project born from the collaboration with Piero Lissoni, architect, designer and art director recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design, and Verallia, a company that is a global reference point in the design and supply of glass containers. Masi's project is based on a sustainable production ethic: to create a light bottle that also reflects the search for aesthetics and design. The new container was chosen to "give shape" to Fresco di Masi, a line of organic wines also produced "by subtraction", minimizing human intervention on nature.
Thursday 9 March, starting at 17.00 at the Auditorium della Gran Guardia in Verona, a talk show on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of OENOFRANCE®, to understand how much current changes, both climatic and socio-economic, are impacting on the wine sector and what might be the most appropriate answers.
After a year of aging on the lees, 1011 bottles of Metodo Classico Pas Dosé will spend 12 months in the sea at a depth of 30 meters . Currently in Italy there are 5 wineries that have adopted this method, in Puglia Cantine Paololeo is the first to experiment with it, while worldwide there are just over 30 wineries. This is a green project because the sea bed will be used as a refrigerator, with a temperature of 12-14 degrees, limiting energy consumption and reducing CO2 emissions, important factors for Paololeo, an Equalitas certified company. Furthermore, it is assumed that the oscillation of the waves can cause a more lasting and constant remuage, starting the autolysis process in the yeasts, a phase in which the cell walls are destroyed with the consequent release of the proteins; another important factor is the pressure which, being proportional to the temperatures, these will influence the refinement: lower temperatures lead to lower pressures and vice versa. "Research on the feasibility of the project began in the winter of 2018 and in 2019 - explains the oenologist Dr. Nicola Leo - we contacted Dr. Lugano of the Abissi winery, creator of the refinement at sea; unfortunately with the arrival of the pandemic we had to put this idea aside, however carrying on with research and bureaucratic activity, until today, the year in which our project finally takes shape.On behalf of the whole Paololeo family, I thank Studio De Bartolomeo for having coordinated the bureaucratic procedures, EPC for the support to the "launch" with innovative nautical means and Azeta Enologia for the technical support of the sparkling wine. A special thanks to the Municipality of Porto Cesareo, the Port Authority and the Marine Protected Area for sharing with enthusiasm this project that adds a new experimentation to the Puglia Region" . Saturday 15 April at 11:00 in Piazza Nazario Sauro in Porto Cesareo there will be the "launch" of the "MORMORA" pas dosé sparkling wine . THE PAOLOLEO WINERY PaoloLeo's is a family-run winery that was officially born in 1989 in the heart of Salento, in Puglia. The company, now in its fifth generation of winemakers, bears the name of its founder and, thanks to the professionalism and experience gained over the years, has managed to establish itself internationally. Today PaoloLeo owns about 70 hectares of his own vineyards, with espalier vines of about 15 years and alberello vines of over 40 years, and two cellars: one in San Donaci, the Salice Salentino DOC production area and one in Monteparano, the production of Primitivo di Manduria DOC. The mainly cultivated vines are the native ones of the Salento area: Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia Bianca and Nera di Lecce. Paolo Leo produces high quality wines, elegant and fine, and which at the same time reflect in their body the smells, flavors and character of the land of origin.
The Vitires Consortium in Imola took stock of the research and experimentation project.
The longest-lived cooperative in the Veneto region changes its image on the market and looks to the future with confidence thanks to a record balance of 143.8 million in turnover.
The event will be held in the branch of the Region, where in addition, during the evening of Tuesday 28 March, the Pro Loco of Sandrigo , the promoter of the Bacalà alla Vicentina Festival , will serve the dish to the invited Parliamentarians according to the original recipe codified by the Venerable Brotherhood of Bacalà alla Vicentina, made with only PGI Lofoten stockfish . Other local excellences are also available for tasting, including the wines of Breganze from the IoMazzucato winery and the cheeses of Lattebusche. The Via Querinissima International Association combines the names of the Serenissima and Pietro Querini , the noble Venetian merchant who in 1431, following a shipwreck in Norway, discovered and brought to Italy stockfish dried by the north winds. The Association's project aims to promote a historical-cultural journey that traces the itinerary taken by the Venetian nobleman through 14 European countries to return to Venice from the Lofoten Islands and includes a dense network of relationships at the continental level within the ambit of the food and wine and the tourist enhancement of territorial excellence. "The Bacalà Festival was born to tell the story of a territory - declares Antonio Chemello , President of Pro Sandrigo - Through it we remember the popular traditions and the culture of a dish that has strongly marked the identity of the town of Sandrigo and which, with the Via Querinissima project, it opened up the opportunity to start tourist, gastronomic and commercial exchanges and collaborations throughout Europe. In the next few days, for example, we will take a group of Italian journalists to Norway to Bodø, the European Capital of Culture 2024, and to the island of Røst in the Lofoten archipelago, with which Sandrigo is twinned, to find out how and where it is worked Skrei , the raw material used to make our dish”. Another important award for the activity carried out by Pro Sandrigo comes from Rome, where on Monday 20 March the Bacalà alla Vicentina Festival received the Sagra di Qualità label at Palazzo Madama . The recognition, promoted by UNPLI (National Union of the Pro Loco of Italy) - to which Pro Sandrigo has been a member since its foundation in 1962 - certifies the events that boast a historic link with the territory and have the objective of creating synergies between different economic activities. “This year the Pro Loco turns 70 – underlines Chemello – all devoted to the promotion of cultural and historical heritage, tourism and the local economy. It is therefore a great pride to see the important work carried out by the organizers and by the very numerous volunteers who make the Festival possible every year ”. Marica Rigon , Mayor of Sandrigo, was also present at the delivery ceremony at Palazzo Madama: “Today the Bacalà Festival was recognized with the quality mark and is undoubtedly an added value, an indication of attention and respect. These elements allow for a pleasant experience that stimulates the desire to return, favoring positive effects on the country's commercial activities. The recognition is a source of pride for the Municipality of Sandrigo which, thanks to the collaboration with the Pro Loco, has become an attractive center known beyond national borders". Via Querinissima The Via Querinissima International Association was founded in June 2022 by the Veneto Regional Council, the Nordland Region, the Västra Götaland Region, the Municipality of Cadiz, the European Consortium for Historical Reenactments (CERS), the Port System Authority of the Upper Adriatic Venice and Chioggia, the Pro Loco of Sandrigo and the Confraternity of Bacalà. In a few months it has welcomed new members, including the Municipality of Vicenza, the Municipality of Sandrigo, the Municipality of Røst, the Heraklion Development Agency, UNPLI Veneto and UNPLI Vicenza.
Many adhesions between artisans of taste, institutions and partnerships that are good for the territory.
Official launch of the Note di Lunches exhibition with 350 menus on display at Casa Robegan until 1st April and many side events to make your mouth water.
Gin Tabar Bergamotto Casoni contains a surprising mix of 100% natural gin and citrus fruits. The intense citrus flavor dominates the entire tasting, blending perfectly with the other botanicals. The lively notes of bergamot, bitter orange and sweet orange combine with the fresh and pleasantly pungent aromas of coriander and cardamom. The balsamic hints of juniper and the botanical ones of angelica and chamomile emerge. The delicate aromatic notes of rosemary close the experience. Each sip takes you on a sensory journey among the different aromas expertly blended and designed to give a pleasant and soft gin. A new expression of taste that evokes citrus scented gardens, overlooking the sapphire blue of the Mediterranean. Gin Tabar Bergamot is excellent in Gin & Tonic, for modern Twist on Classics and as a base for refreshing and original cocktails. Dedicated to gin lovers who love to explore new tastes and to those approaching the fascinating world of gin for the first time. The processing, slow and meticulous Tribute to the specialties of the Italian territory, such as bergamot, the new gin comes from the ancient technique of the Casoni artisan distillery . The botanicals are processed separately, infused in alcohol and heated to 60°C for 3 days . They are then distilled in steel stills, where they are left to age for 3 months , so that the aromatic compounds blend perfectly with each other. The distilled gin is mixed with grain alcohol and then brought to an ABV of 45% . Finally, it remains in refinement for about 30 days in order to allow its aromatic refinement. This slow and meticulous process is essential to enhance every single aroma and make it unmistakable. ORIGIN : Italy FORMAT: 0.70L ABV : 45% PRODUCTION METHOD : compound gin BOTANICALS : bergamot, juniper, coriander, angelica, bitter orange, chamomile, cardamom, sweet orange, rosemary AROMATIC NOTES : the intense citrus flavor, with the long and intense finish that evolves in harmony with that of the other botanicals, reveals a taste of great complexity TIPS : perfect paired with delicate tonics to fully savor the citrus aromas
How grappa consumption has changed in recent years with data and reflections by Roberto Castagner.
The panorama of Spirits is enriched with the new line of liqueurs signed CASONI, born from the collaboration with Marian Beke, a well-known London bartender who has already distinguished himself for the creation of world-famous liqueurs and distillates.
The first positive sign comes in sixth place: Muller Thurgau rises in volume by 7.5% and in value by 6.5%. Vermentino did well: 10.1 minutes of bottles sold (6.4%) for 69.3 minutes (9.9%). However, the export of Italian wines holds despite the war, the increases in the prices of raw materials (glass), transport and energy. Volumes are down, especially in large-scale distribution, but the values of exports driven by fine wines are rising significantly. Amarone, Barolo and Chianti Classico are the "kings of hearts" of premium bottles, especially in the USA and China. Prosecco continues to grow. March for international wine operators means Prowein, the wine event which, together with Vinitaly, marks the calendars of all companies and sector operators. The Düsseldorf event - from Sunday 19 to Tuesday 21 March - sees Italy as the absolute leader this year with about 1750 exhibitors distributed in 3 pavilions. Thirteen of those of the fair that will welcome more than 6000 exhibitors from over 60 countries representing 400 terroirs. 150,000 visitors are expected, professional operators arriving from all over the world. Less than twenty days after the launch of the 55th edition of Vinitaly (in Verona from 2 to 5 April) there is a real boom in foreign buyers. Thanks to the work carried out in recent months by Veronafiere and Ice Agenzia, in fact, over a thousand foreign "super buyers" of wine have been selected and confirmed (43% compared to last year). Operators who come from 68 countries, from the USA to Africa and Asia with the great return, after the difficulties related to the pandemic phase, of China and Japan (as many as 130 buyers accredited from China), but with a strong presence also from South America and Europe. Numbers eagerly awaited especially by the over 4 thousand exhibiting wineries. It is Veneto that leads the regional ranking of wine exports in 2022: over 2.8 billion euros in turnover abroad and a performance over the 12 months above the Italian average of 13.4%. On the podium, in second and third place, Piedmont confirms growth with 4.6%, at 1.28 billion and Tuscany, in line with the national results, 10.4% and 1.25 billion euros. Then follow the three regions, responsible overall for 68.2% of Made in Italy wine exports: Trentino Alto-Adige (-1.1% between January and December 2022) and Emilia-Romagna (8.9%) . Italian wine, one of the most virtuous Made in Italy sectors in the trade balance, closed with a profit of over 7.3 billion euros. The Association of rural landscapes of historical interest was born in Arezzo, which also includes the Hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene landscape of Prosecco Superiore. «I am proud that our territory, that of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, is part of the association», says the president of the Consortium for the protection of DOCG, Elvira Bortolomiol. The association brings together 25 historical rural landscapes from all over Italy. Oil and wine drive Sicilian exports. Third territory with the most marked increase in Italy, driven by refined petroleum products but also by food products, wines in the lead. This is the final balance of Sicilian exports in 2022 traced by Istat, which on the island, compared to the previous year still linked to the Covid chain, marks an increase in the volume of business abroad equal to 56%. Antonio Rallo reconfirmed at the helm of the consortium for the protection of DOC Sicily wines. The two vice-presidents Giuseppe Bursi and Filippo Paladino were also reconfirmed. The appointment came a few days after the election of the new board of directors of the consortium. Sicily is the largest organic wine area in Italy: with over 42,000 hectares it represents 30% of the national surface. the world of wine in Sicily wants experts, to be sought in high academic training: this is the growing demand from the wine sector in Sicily. In fact, the percentage of hirings of highly qualified profiles (between 15 and 20 per year) churned out every year by the master's degree "Manager for wineries", established by the University of Palermo, regularly approaches sold out in relation to the job offer . The master largely satisfies the "thirst" of wineries and companies with enviable and unusual placement percentages for the Sicilian economic sectors in general. There are 27 Assovini Sicilia companies that will represent the island's extraordinary wine variety in the Sicily area of ProWein: the delegation of Sicilian companies will represent the island, its DOC and IGP in Pavilion 17 managed by IRVO (Regional Institute for Wines and Sicilian oils). How much does it cost and how much does it make to produce wine in a sustainable way? Commitments, certifications, the market and the territory are the themes at the heart of the conference held on Saturday 25 March (10 am) at the Theater of Costigliole d'Asti. Organized by the Municipality, speakers: Vincenzo Gerbi (University of Turin and Equalitas Technical Committee), Giuseppe Liberatore (General Manager of Valoritalia), Luigi Bersano (Coordinator of the regulatory table of UIV), Denis Pantini (Wine Monitor Nomisma). Technology, but also man's inventiveness to respond to climate change. Thus was born from an idea of Remo Falconieri, owner of the Cantina Cieck of San Giorgio Canavese (To), a new form of vine cultivation: Falconieri's patent consists of a double espalier, a double row model Cieck, which allows a quantitatively most important is the reduction of the accumulation of humidity under the canopy.
All the associates gathered for the tasting of the previews, a virtuous appointment through which the producers check the quality standards of their wines.
A restyling that wants to celebrate the ever closer link between the Sicilian company of the Marzotto family and the city of Santuzza: the works of the Palermo street artist thus become the stages of an evocative journey, with visions that fully express the territoriality of these wines .
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