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March 17, 2020
5StarWines - B2B

Confirmed dates for 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls will give wineries increased attention and dedicated resources

Verona, March 12th 2020 – Preparations for 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls are in full swing and the event will proceed in spite of the current COVID-19 outbreak. Vinitaly postponement will allow for increased attention and resources dedicated to 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls, including extra time to promote and celebrate top participants in the leadup to Vinitaly. The protracted period between wine Selection and Vinitaly will allow the winners to benefit from new and improved services, such as the […]
February 27, 2020
5StarWines and Wine Without Walls Present Judges

5StarWines and Wine Without Walls Present Judges

As the 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls Selections approach, meet the professionals that will be evaluating submitted wines on April 15th, 16th and 17th in Verona, Italy. Verona, Italy, February 27th, 2020 – One of the things that makes 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls unlike any other wine selection is its judges. The judging panels were hand-selected with judges hailing from all over the world, each chosen for their distinctive background. They are the elite of the international wine industry […]
February 14, 2020
Monty Waldin

The “organic” growth of the 2020 Wine Without Walls selection

Demand for, and production of, organic and biodynamic wine is visibly growing, as is Wine Without Walls, the section of 5StarWines – the Book specifically dedicated to these categories. During the event (April 15th-17th), certified organic and biodynamic wines are presented to a dedicated international jury, a panel composed of specialized professionals within the sector, coordinated by author and expert consultant Monty Waldin. Verona, February 14th 2020. Wine Without Walls is looking for all of those wineries that are enthusiastically […]
January 23, 2020
5StarWines 2020

5StarWines & Wine Without Walls 2020: registration open for the wine selection organized by Veronafiere

January 22, 2020 – 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls, the wine selection—currently in its fourth edition—that emerged out of Vinitaly, will convene once again in Verona, Italy from April 15-17, 2020, just prior to Vinitaly. During a three-day tasting, 100 experts in the wine sector, including MWs, journalists, MSs and other high-profile professionals, will gather to rate an international selection of top wines.     The selection of wines for 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls culminates with a printed and […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]