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December 18, 2018
Map of the Vinitaly International Academy community worldwide

170 Italian Wine Ambassadors worldwide lay the foundation for Vinitaly International Academy’s next phase

2018 has been a landmark year in the life of Vinitaly international Academy (VIA) with 38 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 4 Experts certified during courses held in two Asians cities, Chengdu and Hong Kong, and in Verona, Italy. With a grand total of 170 highly-specialized Italian wine professionals coming from all over the globe, 2018 has also seen the beginning of the next development phase for VIA to include a revised, tasting-intensive as well as new players that will oversee […]
December 13, 2018
Margareth Henriquez

Future trends and scenarios for the wine business presented at 5th edition of wine2wine

wine2wine, one of the most stimulating wine business conferences in Italy, has wrapped up for another year on November 27th. Organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International, wine2wine showcased sessions that were all live-streamed on Facebook and included topics relevant to the wine trade such as brand and community building, enotourism, developing wine markets, and the digital, among others. wine2wine is a unique two-day conference designed to give participants the latest market insights and strategic network opportunities. Italian wine producers, […]
December 4, 2018
Announcement of the OperaWine 2019 producers

Wine Spectator reveals OperaWine 2019 Italian Producers at wine2wine

The names of the Italian wine producers selected by leading American magazine Wine Spectator to take part in the 2019 edition of OperaWine have been announced during wine business forum wine2wine on Monday 26 November. For the 2019 line-up, significant changes include the listing of 15 wineries selected for the very first time and the introduction of 6 completely different Brunello di Montalcino producers compared to last year’s. Wine Spectator’s senior editor and tasting director Alison Napjus announced the 103 […]
November 21, 2018

Wine business forum wine2wine: understanding emerging wine markets

Wine business forum wine2wine to help Italian wineries understand emerging wine markets in Poland, South Korea, and Switzerland. The Polish, South Korean, and Swiss wine markets will be the focus of three in-depth talks at wine2wine 2018, the annual wine industry forum organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International. Taking place on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November in Verona, Italy, wine2wine will offer a wide range of lectures and workshops on key topics that are of interest to the […]
November 15, 2018

As Russians surge toward wine market gains Vinitaly Russia says nazdaróvye!

Wine fever is about to hit Russia as Vinitaly International and Veronafiere launch the 15th edition of Vinitaly Russia on November 19th in Moscow followed by a second stop in Saint Petersburg on November 20th. Exploiting Russia’s steady market recovery, Vinitaly Russia 2018 has prepared a line-up of events featuring iconic wines representatives of every Italian region as well as new educational initiatives including a masterclass offered by the Vinitaly International Academy among others. Well before the Russian Revolution took […]
November 8, 2018

Italian Wine Ambassador Course: 2 new Experts and 7 new Ambassadors

10th edition of Vinitaly International Academy, Hong Kong: on November 8th, 2018, two new Italian Wine Experts and seven new Italian Wine Ambassadors officially joined the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) community of dedicated wine professionals worldwide. These new Ambassadors and Experts successfully completed the re-formatted, tasting-intensive VIA Italian Wine Ambassador certification course held in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in the lead up to the International Wine and Spirits Fair. The overall count for VIA-certified […]
October 30, 2018
Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars

Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars: a taste of the “bella vita”

Veronafiere and Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) have teamed up with ICE-Italian Trade Agency in Toronto and two of the leading Canadian Monopolies, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NFLC), to bring Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars to cities in Eastern Canada. These VIA seminars will be held for the first time in Ottawa (Ontario) on November 5th, Halifax (Nova Scotia) on November 7th, and St. John’s (Newfoundland) on November 8th and will showcase the variety and […]
October 25, 2018
VIA- Hong Kong 2018 featured

Hong Kong: reformatted, tasting-intensive Italian Wine Ambassador course

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) launches its reformatted, tasting-intensive Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in Hong Kong from November 4th to 8th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the lead-up to the region’s famous International Wine and Spirits Fair starting on November 8th. 30 students coming mostly from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan but also from the Philippines, Brazil, and Australia will sit through the revised Ambassador course, whose lecturing and tasting components have been considerably enhanced.   […]
October 23, 2018
Vinitaly Hong Kong 2017 Showcase

Another Win For Hong Kong: A Showcase Of Great Italian Wines

This year’s 9th edition of Vinitaly Hong Kong 2018 promises to be enticing for both visitors and buyers alike. Organized by Veronafiere and Vinitaly International, the preparations are being finalized for their Hong Kong exposition at the International Wine & Spirits Fair, held from November 8th to 10th 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.     Known as one of the world’s most exciting wine markets, Hong Kong is brimming with potential and eagerly waiting for hungry […]
October 11, 2018
Vinitaly International - Lynne Sherriff MW joins 5StarWines

Lynne Sherriff MW and Daniele Cernilli join 5StarWines 2019

Lynne Sherriff MW and Daniele Cernilli will lead the cohort of 80+ judges for 5StarWines 2019, the international wine selection that will take place in Verona, Italy, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019. Sherriff and Cernilli—respectively former Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine and one of the founders of iconic Italian food and wine guide Gambero Rosso—will lend their decades-long expertise to evaluate wines coming from all over the world. 5StarWines is the annual selection […]
September 27, 2018

CEO of Krug Champagne, youngest Master of Wine, and President of GuildSomm to lead wine2wine 2018 line-up

wine2wine is the most important forum on the wine business in Italy, as well as the reference point for wine professionals wishing to develop their business. The 2018 edition, to be held at the Veronafiere Congress Center on November 26th and 27th, showcases a new 45-minute format and a prestigious line-up of international speakers featuring, among others, CEO of Krug Champagne Margareth Henriquez, Master of Wine Sarah Heller, and President of sommelier association GuildSomm Geoff Kruth. wine2wine offers wine professionals […]
August 3, 2018
5StarWines - the Book 2019

Digital version of 5StarWines – the Book 2019 now online

5StarWines featuring Wine Without Walls, the annual wine selection held in the lead-up to Vinitaly, has just released the online edition of its wine guide: 5StarWines – the Book 2019. The guide features 601 wines that made it into the publication out of the 2733 wines submitted for the 5StarWines Grand Tasting, plus 24 out of 45 for Wine Without Walls, the special section (and selection) dedicated to wines without added sulphites or with total quantity of sulphites (naturally produced […]