On the 15 th of September , during the Friuli Doc was held the ceremony of the Divine Spirit in 2012, the international competition dedicated to the most entertaining and original cartoons on the theme of wine. This year the theme was addressed most: the crisis to the flavor of wine. Many in fact the cartoons, with imagination and wit, they offered a very innovative way of interpreting and living the difficulties of the economic crisis. The edition of Spirit Divino 2012 This year's event was very well attended: 500 cartoons were sent from all over the world. United States, China, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Finland, Italy: these are just some of the nations from which they came the cartoons. The theme this year was gettonato the economic crisis. The participants competed in two sections based on the age group to which they belong: the first reserved for cartoonists from 18 to 35 years of age, and the second to artists who are over 36 years of age. This year the competition was organized by the Wine Tourism Movement Friuli Venezia Giulia, in collaboration with the European Institute of Design, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the Province of Udine, the City and the University of Udine, Crup Foundation, Land of the Patriarchs and the Savings Bank of Friuli Venezia Giulia. History and wealth: the Divine Spirit Spirit of Wine was born in 2000 thanks to the Wine Tourism Movement Friuli Venezia Giulia to want was Elda Felluga, president of the regional delegation of the association active in the promotion of wine tourism. Since the first year joined with enthusiasm in the Divine Spirit: Giorgio Forattini, Emilio Giannelli, Alfio Krancic, and since 2005 Valerio. Spirit of Wine is the point of reference for anyone who wants to be a cartoonist. The challenge to deliver a message with satirical cartoons is always original and attractive and this makes it attractive to hundreds of young people participating: the competition revolves around the theme of wine, a cultural element of daily life and that is a starting point for truly original creations . Spirit of Wine is a project that sees the young players and is very interesting as brings out the richness and potential of the wine in the life, land and culture. Jury selection and exhibition of the Divine Spirit The jury was truly exceptional: led by Alfio Krancic and honorary president Giorgio Forattini and composed of the cream of Italian satire: Emilio Giannelli (cartoonist), Valerio Marini (cartoonist), Gianluigi Colin (art director of the Corriere della Sera) Franz Botrè and Enzo Rizzo (Director and Deputy Editor of Spirit Tasting), Carlo Cambi (editor of the magazine Wine Passion), Paolo Marchi (journalist of Il Giornale), Aldo Colonetti (scientific director of the European Institute of Design), Faith & Tinto (Decanter - RadioRai), Francesco Salvi (actor) and Elda Felluga (Chairman of the Wine Tourism Movement FVG). Thirty were the cartoons that have been chosen by the jury to participate in the final stages of the competition. To the cartoons selected is of a special exhibition at the Sala Colonne di Palazzo Florio. The honor for the candidates was to be on display alongside the masters of Italian satire: Forattini, Giannelli, Krancic and Marini. In fact, the guru of Italian satire have made ??their contribution to quest 'edition of the Divine Spirit - "As God commands" by Emilio Giannelli, a provocation between heaven wines - "Cantina multiethnic" Alfio Krancic: where bottles of different colors are placed together, who knows if it alal wine or Kosher - "Italy 2012" by George Forattini where the Premier Mounts offers the latest drop Napolitano - Or corkscrew dressed gentleman or dancer Valerio Marini as the "masters" of vignettistica have interpreted the irony Italian wine making. Winners of the Spirit of Wine 2012: the winners Section under 35 First Place: Gianmaria Bozzolan with "Reserve Bank" According Classicato: Massimo Mazzucco with "Spumonti" Third place: Dario Gianuario with "Spread of wine" Section over 35 First Place: Luigi Renatti with "Evolution" According Classicato: Marco De Angelis "Love of Wine" Third place: Sacco & Vallarino with "In Red"