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June 19, 2019
wine2wine issues a call for speakers

The Search for the Brightest Minds in the Wine World: wine2wine issues a ‘Call for Speakers’ for its 2019 forum

wine2wine is a dynamic international wine industry forum organized by Veronafiere. Now in its 6th edition, this year wine2wine will be held on November 25th and 26th in Verona, Italy. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine businesses worldwide. Each year wine2wine recruits the brightest minds in the wine world and this year an inspiring lineup of speakers has already been confirmed. To […]
May 31, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy class

A New Generation of Italian Wine Educators is Born

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) adds another layer to its Ecosystem taking it one step closer to its goal of dominating the world of Italian wine education. VIA is already considered the gold standard in Italian wine education, providing career growth opportunities to wine professionals who have chosen to participate in one of the most challenging programs in the industry. Now those that have qualified as Italian Wine Ambassadors can disseminate their knowledge by becoming certified as Italian Wine Educators […]
May 31, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy New York, June 2019

“Give me your wine professionals and the yearning for Italian wine on your teeming shore”: New York to host next Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador Course in June

New York City, the buzzing hub for global business, is going to set the scene for the next Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Ambassador Course from June 26th to 30th, 2019. With the support of the ICE – Italian Trade Agency, VIA will stage the Italian Wine Ambassador course at the 3 West Club in the city that never sleeps, training a new cohort of experienced wine professionals about Italian wine. Applications are currently being received through the Vinitaly International website. […]
April 18, 2019
OperaWine 2019 - Group photo

“Ne’ Lieti Calici” of 103 Italian Wines selected by Wine Spectator — OperaWine Celebrates Another Successful Edition

Organized annually by Wine Spectator, Veronafiere, and Vinitaly, OperaWine is Vinitaly’s grand overture, a celebration of Italian wines featuring over 100 Italian producers selected by the prestigious American publication. This year’s edition was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, paying homage to the experience and dedication of 103 producers’ magnum opuses—their iconic wines representative of every region of Italy. Verona, Italy (April 16 2019) — OperaWine is Vinitaly’s opulent introduction which, every year, features 100 of Italy’s greatest producers selected […]
April 6, 2019
5StarWines 2019

676 “5Star” wineries to receive year-round promotional support from Vinitaly and Vinitaly International

The international selection event 5StarWines announced that 676 wines made it through the blind tasting sessions held in Verona between April 3 and 5, 2019. Appointed wineries will benefit from the results right away, receiving immediate recognition during the Vinitaly exposition whilst availing of a series of exclusive promotional tools and events throughout the rest of the year. With Vinitaly’s blind tasting event 5StarWines 2019 drew to a close with a total of 676 selected wines. The wine selection’s third […]
April 4, 2019
VIA Verona 2019 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and Expert

Vinitaly International Academy expands its international community in Verona with 23 new Ambassadors and 1 Expert

The Italian Wine Ambassador flagship edition in Verona, Italy, saw the proclamation of 23 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and 1 new Expert. After five days of lectures and tastings (with 320 wines) the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) gathers its international community in Verona, this time also in front members of leading Italian trade associations. With Vinitaly just around the corner, the wine buzz has already begun in Verona, Italy, with the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Italian Wine Ambassador course in […]
March 29, 2019
Transporting you into their world - wine2digital

Tasting, making contacts and nerding out at wine2digital during Vinitaly

Crowds of people are looking forward to Vinitaly 2019, the largest and most energetic wine and spirits fair in the world. Aside from Veronafiere’s main building and the pavilions within the complex, there is another exclusive space, wine2digital, where wine professionals will meet from Sunday April 7 to Wednesday April 10, 2019, to talk about the wine business. Accessible from within the Vinitaly fairgrounds during the exposition, wine2digital will host some of the most colorful seminars, tastings and events throughout the […]
March 28, 2019
Vinitaly International Team

Coming home to the city of love (and wine): Vinitaly International Academy to stage Ambassador course in Verona

On Friday March 29, 2019, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will launch its flagship Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in its home city—Verona—where the VIA project was founded 5 years ago by Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International. 62 wine professionals operating in 22 different markets all over the world will gather in Verona for in-depth training on Italian wines, learning about and tasting Italy’s oenological excellence. During the Verona edition of the course, VIA Chief Scientist Attilio Scienza, Institutional Advisory […]
March 21, 2019
VIA Chengdu 2019 team

VIA: the new hope for the Italian wine market in China?

On March 20, 2019, in Chengdu, four wine professionals based in China achieved the prestigious title of Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador, after a week of intensive lectures, tastings, and a rigorous examination on Italian wine. In Chengdu, Vinitaly International Academy trained 30 wine professionals to the highest level and offered them the unique opportunity to taste around 150 Italian wine labels locally. From March 16 to 20, 2019, the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) returned to Chengdu for its […]
March 14, 2019
OperaWine2019 - Banner

OperaWine 2019: Showcasing Excellence in Italian Wine

Wine Spectator Selects 100+ Finest Italian Wines for A Grand Tasting, Inaugural Event of Vinitaly Verona, Italy (March 14, 2019) – Wine Spectator, Veronafiere, and Vinitaly  are pleased to announce that OperaWine, Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers selected by Wine Spectator, will take place on Saturday, April 6 in the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in the city of Verona as part of Vinitaly’s grand opening. For the 8th year in a row, Wine Spectator has selected over 100 of the finest […]
March 5, 2019
5Starwines samples

Here is why hundreds of wine producers have decided to take part in 5StarWines 2019 blind tasting

A selected jury of international wine experts including 8 Masters of Wine and 3 Master Sommeliers will assess wines from all over the world during the 2019 edition of 5StarWines the blind tasting organized by Vinitaly from April 3rd to 5th in Verona. Hundreds of wineries from Italy and other countries have already signed up to have their wines assessed but there is still time until March 15th to join. 5StarWines is the perfect promotional tool for wine producers to […]
February 28, 2019
VIA LA 2019 - The Peace Tree

First Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador course held in Los Angeles proclaims seven Italian Wine Ambassadors

Seven wine professionals operating in the U.S. and the U.K. markets achieved the prestigious Italian Wine Ambassador certification after successfully completing the first Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Ambassador course ever held in Los Angeles, California, from February 18th to 22nd, 2019. Organized by Vinitaly International in collaboration with Veronafiere and the support of ICE – Italian Trade Agency, VIA’s tasting-intensive Italian Wine Ambassodor program debuted in L.A. last week, bringing 27 wine professionals from the United States, the U.K., Italy, […]