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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, […]
February 12, 2019
VIA Chengdu - 16-20 March 2019

The Year of the Pig will bring Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador course to China’s leisure city Chengdu

The Italian Wine Ambassador certification course—Vinitaly International Academy’s flagship educational program about Italian wines—will be staged in Chengdu, China, next March, for the second consecutive year. Chengdu’s five-star hotel Xanadu-CYNN will host a cohort of wine specialists eager to learn more about Italian wine culture from March 16 to 20, 2019. Applications are now being accepted for the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in Chengdu scheduled to begin on March 16. This five-day intensive program which trains […]
January 31, 2019
5StarWines - The Book 2019

Natural wine selection at 5StarWines Wine Without Walls to launch revised assessment method, two brand new trophies, and new Panel Chairman

The 2019 edition of Wine Without Walls, the natural wine section of the 5StarWines blind tasting organized by Veronafiere and Vinitaly, will showcase an enhanced wine assessment method as well as two brand new trophies. This popular segment of 5Star Wines will be held in Verona on April 3rd 2019 featuring natural, organic, and biodynamic wines from all over the world under the scientific direction of biodynamic wine writer Monty Waldin (also General Chairman of 5StarWines) and the coordination of […]
January 25, 2019
Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

Vinitaly International takes the cream of Italian wine to the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

Vinitaly International, the true ambassador of Italian wine, poured wines from northern, central, and southern Italy at the San Francisco Winter Fancy Food Show, a leading trade expo which featured more than 25,000 visitors. After this first stop for 2019, Vinitaly International will return to California in February to stage the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Ambassador course in Los Angeles and educate local wine professionals about Italian wine. Vinitaly International’s first mission for its 2019 tour took some of the […]
January 15, 2019
VIA Los Angeles - Students sampling Italian Wines

Los Angeles: “the truth is in (Italian) wine” with VIA Ambassador course coming up in February

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is proud to bring the adventure of Italian wine to the US this year with its first 2019 Italian Wine Ambassador certification course to be held in Los Angeles, California, from February 18th to 22nd (applications are currently being accepted). The location for the 11th edition of this highly-professionalizing training course is the gorgeous boutique hotel The Line located in the heart of trendy K-Town, between Hollywood and downtown LA. Vinitaly International in collaboration with […]