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April 24, 2018

Wine Spectator’s Iconic Copertine: Italy 1978-2018

On Saturday April 14th, 2018, 107 Italian wine producers gathered in Verona for “OperaWine, Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers” to celebrate the quality and diversity of Italian wine along with its enduring bond with the United States, the largest market for Italian wines. Organised by Veronafiere and Vinitaly International in partnership with Wine Spectator, since 2012 OperaWine has been the opening act of Vinitaly as well as a showcase of the finest Italian wineries selected by the prestigious American […]
April 13, 2018

Sweet dreams come true: the “Austrian Sweet Wines” tasting at Vinitaly 2018

On April 15th, Vinitaly International Academy in collaboration with Austrian Wines will host a tasting on Austrian sweet wines. Lead by CEO of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board Willi Klinger, the seminar will be a unique opportunity to explore many renowned Austrian oenological gems. Austrian sweet wines iare crafted in different styles and with different production techniques. Spätlese and Auslese wines are very fruity and aromatic. They  demonstrate finesse with velvety residual sugar and a dynamic balance of fruit and […]
April 12, 2018

All roads lead to Burgundy: the Tastevinage Majors and its gems at Vinitaly 2018

On April 17th, Vinitaly International will host a unique tasting on the Tastevinage Majors, among the winners of the renowned Burgundy wine competition. “Discover 17 gems of Burgundy: The Tastevinage Majors” will be a stimulating journey in the heart of the French region with Arnaud Orsel, Conseiller d’Honneur of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.     Unlike in most other French wine regions, Burgundy’s vignerons mostly employ single grape varieties for their wines—Pinot Noir for the reds and Chardonnay […]
April 12, 2018
Henry Davar, wine educator for Vinitaly International Academy

Vinitaly International Academy Executive Wine Seminars showcase Italy in a Glass of Wine

With the intent to shed a light on the hidden gems of Italian wine, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will host two Executive Wine Seminars during the 52nd edition of Vinitaly. Henry Davar, wine educator from USA and Vinitaly International Academy certified Italian Wine Expert, will introduce two unique tastings aimed at drawing attention to white and passito wines yet to be fully discovered and appreciated.     On Sunday April 15th, the first seminar, “L’Età del Bianco – A White […]
April 11, 2018
Vinitaly International: Cathy Huyge, Gina Gallo, Emma Gao

Three Vinitaly International tastings celebrate international women’s achievements in the wine business

Three Vinitaly International tastings during Vinitaly will illuminate international women producers and professionals, celebrating their achievements along with their outstanding wines coming from countries such as the United States, France, Spain, Australia, China and others. These three tastings, organized by Vinitaly International in collaboration with the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA), will take place at wine2digital in Veronafiere’s Palaexpo on Monday April 16th and Wednesday April 18th. Although the number of women in the wine industry is growing and their responsibilities […]
March 28, 2018
Vinitaly International team

Education, community, and diversity: Vinitaly International’s vision in the name of Italian wine

In the lead up to and during Vinitaly, Vinitaly International will run in Verona a number of educational and promotional initiatives with an international flair in the name of Italian wine. Aligning with Vinitialy International’s strategic mission to “promote, educate, communicate to sell one more bottle of wine” abroad, these initiatives aim to strengthen the bond between Italian wine and its international markets as well as to nurture a knowledgeable and dedicated community of international professionals who, in turn, will […]
March 28, 2018
OperaWine 2018 - 100 Great Producers

A star-spangled OperaWine opens Vinitaly 2018

Although Italy’s attention has recently shifted on the Asian wine market, the United States does remain the strongest ally of Italian wine. Paying homage to this connection and the works of American street artist Shepard Fairey, on April 14th Vinitaly and Wine Spectator will present an urban OperaWine 2018 at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in the heart of Verona. There was a time when street art was viewed as an act of vandalism. The success of graffiti king Banksy, London […]
March 20, 2018
Vinitaly Inernational Academy at Chengdu 2018

VIA proclaims 8 new Italian Wine Ambassadors at Chengdu, China

Vinitaly International Academy proclaims 8 new Italian Wine Ambassadors at Chengdu, China Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) successfully launched its Certification Course in Chengdu, the 3rd city to hold its course in China after Beijing and Shanghai last year. After a week of training followed by a final exam held on March 20th, VIA welcomed its 8 new Italian Wine Ambassadors (IWAs). Under the direction of internationally renowned wine critic Dr. Ian D’Agata, the VIA course with five days of intense […]
March 20, 2018
Sake arrives at 5StarWines 2018

For the sake of “sake”: the Japanese national drink arrives at 5StarWines

Nihonshu is Japan’s traditional alcoholic beverage. Together with sushi, it is also Japan’s best-known enogastronomic product abroad. A term lost in translation, “Nihonshu” is none other than what Westerners call “sake”. While the latter means “alcohol” in general, the former translates “Japanese alcoholic beverage”. Nowadays, over 700 different kinds of sake are being made with several production methods, however using the same two fundamental ingredients: rice and water. Around since the eight century, sake —originally drank to drive away evil […]
March 1, 2018
Vinitaly Chengdu 2018

Vinitaly International and the city of Chengdu: it’s a match!

With China being in the process of becoming the world’s biggest importer of wine, it is only natural Vinitaly International decided to charm the Sichuan’s capital with the fifth edition of Vinitaly China-Chengdu. Moreover, an increasing number of Chinese consumers pursuing high-quality lifestyles and the consumption of imported wines becoming more and more widespread in the country encouraged Veronafiere to take a new priority: make the Chinese market fall head over heels for Italian products. Asking any international tourist to […]
February 20, 2018
Wine influencers at wine2digital

What makes a wine influencer a “wine influencer”?

What makes a wine influencer a “wine influencer”? Stevie Kim’s new experiment #openbarstevie at wine2digital gets the discussion started Influencer marketing is a hot topic these days. In the wine arena, the influencers whose metrics reveal a sheer number of followers’ seem to stand out from the larger Instagram community, despite their short-lived history. More often than not, many will challenge the younger generation of wine Instagrammers as non-experts and question their credentials. But does a wine influencer have to be […]
February 15, 2018
5StarWines - The book

Registrations are open for 5StarWines starring Wine Without Walls 2018

5StarWines starring Wine Without Walls 2018 Grand Tasting now accepting wines to proclaim the world’s best labels.   Registrations with early-bird fees are open for 5StarWines starring Wine Without Walls 2018 (http://www.5starwines.it/?lang=en), the grand selection of international wines to be held from April 11th to 13th in Verona, Italy, in the lead-up to the world’s largest wine exhibition, Vinitaly (April 15th to 18th). This year the 5StarWines event also takes a leap forward as the wines selected by the international […]