Everything is ready for the Merano Winefestival

From 9 to 13 November, the Merano Wine Festival will be staged: the South Tyrolean city is one of the most important international wine events that will make it the world capital of wine for five days. Also the 27th edition looks like unique and unforgettable.
More than just an event, it is an opportunity to discover the ideas and innovations of the year, a special place where producers, professionals and consumers meet and compare. Recall that, born in 1992, the Merano WineFestival was the first event called WineFestival and organized in Europe that has turned to an exclusive audience offering a selection of wines of superior quality, in a sensory journey with a single glass.

There are several places chosen to host the event: from the Kurhaus, one of the symbols of Merano, to the luxurious Hotel Terme Merano; from the Lungo Passirio Promenade to the Piazza della Rena and the Puccini Theater. In an elitist and prestigious environment, including events and tastings, the best wine-producing houses in Italy and the world will have the opportunity to make their products known.
At the 27th edition will host over 500 wineries selected from the Wine Hunter Award, 200 artisans of taste, 15 leading chefs.
New this year is The Circle, a program of entertainment initiatives in Piazza della Rena dedicated to the stories of men, food, wine and territories. There are also a series of guided tastings of national and international wine excellences within Masterclasses.

Source: igrandivini.com

Wine, traditions and nature

Wine, traditions and nature: back to Ischia “Andar per cantine”

A thousand-year bond, born with the Greek colonists, is renewed keeping intact its charm, which translates into terraced landscapes and heroic agriculture, in the extraordinary cellars and products with an ancient flavor, which can be appreciated in Italy and the world: Ischia celebrates wine in the event that for more than ten years has been able to tell the island’s rural identity, revealing it to its visitors with an exciting format.

Back “Andar per cantine”, the event organized by Pro Loco Panza: from 15 to 23 September (info and reservations 081 908436, www.prolocopanzaischia.it) winds 9 different routes through the oldest cellars and the most lush vineyards of the inland of the island, between green tuff and Mediterranean scrub, from the village of Campagnano to the Hermitage of Epomeo, passing through the bay of Sorgeto and the small and pretty cellars of Serrara Fontana.

Source: La Repubblica

Perception of wine

Some restaurants have changed the way we perceive wine

For this band of high spenders it does not matter to spend more than wine or dinner, so the restaurateur must propose wines that are not found in large stores. “This gave a boost to the sector, first the wine companies did not really want to come to Campania: we have to thank places like Don Alfonso, if quality wine has arrived here too. I still remember when Alfonso (Iaccarino, ed) looked at me gravely and told me: ‘Giusè, we did everything wrong’. From there he began to research, to create a network of serious producers, such as the good Giacomo Bologna (the one who gave life to the Barbera d’Asti, ed) that brought the other producers to Georgia – “the wine was born here”, he said – then in France and America for an on-site refresher course “. Therefore, the research wine in Campania is recent history.

Source: gamberorosso.it