From 27 to 29 November at Piacenza Expo 680 Vignaioli. At the center of the reflection are the themes of the FIVI4Future project: sustainability, biodiversity and research. Four masterclasses to get to know the craft of the winemaker up close.

The 680 winemakers who will fill the exhibition spaces of Piacenza Expo will be the protagonists of a much awaited edition, which - after the forced stop of 2020 - will involve the public by focusing the objective on a transition of agriculture towards increasingly sustainable practices, to protect the territory and preserve the ecosystem. FIVI4Future - I Vignaioli cultivate research is in fact the multi-year strategic project launched by the Federation, divided into numerous actions that focus on environmental sustainability and the protection of biodiversity in the vineyards, awarded by the DoctorWine Essential Guide as the 2022 Quality Project Award .
There will be four in-depth appointments , to better understand who the winemakers who adhere to the FIVI are and how they work, will be four, scheduled between Saturday and Sunday. It will begin on Saturday 27 with a special meeting to celebrate the ten years of the Market, an unusual tasting entitled The FIVI Wine Market: an independent story - Ten years of the Market told, tasted and drawn live . Francesco Scalettaris and Gio Di Qual, authors of the book Conoscere il vino. Comic book manual for drinking with taste (Beccogiallo editions), will reconstruct the history of the Market in words, live drawings and wine tasting, involving some of the companies that have enthusiastically participated in the Market since the first edition, Vignaiole and Vignaioli among the pioneers of the FIVI. Gianmario Cerutti - Winemaker in Piedmont, Lucia Barzanò - Winemaker in Lombardy, Maddalena Pasqua from Bisceglie - Winemaker in Veneto, Luca Orsini - Winemaker in Tuscany, Antonio Cosmi - Winemaker in Lazio and Elisabetta Musto Carmelitano - Winemaker in Basilicata will be present. In preparation for Saturday afternoon instead a special tasting that will put the spotlight on the wine scene of Southern Italy .
On Sunday in the morning there will be the masterclass Castelli di Jesi and Matelica: almost friends - Verdicchio between history and strategies for the future , where the winemakers Ampelio Bucci and Aldo Cifola, two noble fathers of Verdicchio, will talk about their respective territories between analogies and differences, history and strategies, in the face of the imminent revolution in the disciplines. The winemakers Mario Pojer and Christoph Künzli lead the tasting. In the afternoon Avanguardia Refosco - From the subsoil to Morus Nigra in 5 vintages with Lorenzo Mocchiuti - Winemaker in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Morus Nigra is the botanical name of the mulberry with black blackberries, a very common plant among the vineyards in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, a territory that will be discovered through a historical variety, still to be fully exploited: the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. The meeting will be conducted by the winemaker Camillo Favaro.
Entry to the market will be regulated according to the regulations for anti-Covid health security and can only be accessed after showing the green pass. A point for quick swabs will be active for a fee at the entrance to the Fair.
The event is organized by the FIVI - Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers in collaboration with Piacenza Expo.
Tickets and tickets for tastings will be available in advance on the website from the second half of October.

INFO IN BRIEF | FIVI market in Piacenza:

When: Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 November 2021
Where: PiacenzaExpo - Le Mose, Via Tirotti, 11 - Piacenza
Opening hours to the public: Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 20.00, Monday from 10.00 to 18.00
Parking: free
Daily admission: € 15.00 including glass for tastings
Reduced admission: € 10.00 for AIS - FIS - FISAR - ONAV and SLOW FOOD members (the member must show a valid card of the current year).
Useful info: 500 carts available for purchases
Minors do not pay admission and cannot carry out tastings.

FIVI - Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers
The Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers (FIVI) is an association founded in 2008 with the aim of representing the figure of the winemaker before the institutions, promoting the quality and authenticity of Italian wines. By statute, only producers who meet certain specific criteria can join the FIVI: "The Vignaiolo FIVI cultivates his vines, bottles his own wine, personally taking care of his product. He sells all or part of his harvest in bottles, under his responsibility , with his name and his label ". Currently there are about 1300 associated producers, from all Italian regions, for a total of about 13,000 hectares of vineyards, for an average of about 10 hectares of vineyards per farm.