Vinitaly International in collaboration with Veronafiere are working on the finishing touches of the Los Angeles edition of the VIA Italian Wine Ambassador certification course next February andenrollment is still open. The re-formatted, tasting-intensive Italian wine course is taught by VIA Faculty Sarah Heller MW and Henry Davar, both experienced...

On May 10th, 2018, Vinitaly International celebrated a nine year collaboration with the American Cancer Society at "Taste of Hope", one of New York's most popular fundraising events. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, Taste of Hope is the signature culinary, wine and spirit tasting event organized by the American Cancer Society. Si...

American wine lovers don’t need to be told that Italy produces some of the world’s great wines. But Italian vintners believe they can improve sales in the world’s largest wine market and have launched an aggressive marketing push. It’s an ambitious drive aimed at elevating the image of Italian wine with U.S. consumers and wine professionals. “It’s...

E.&J. Gallo Winery won a major industry award at an April 14 gathering in Verona, Italy. The Modesto-based company received the 2018 Vinitaly International Award, presented during a four-day event that drew 128,000 visitors from 143 countries. Gina Gallo, a winemaker and third-generation leader in the company, was on hand to receive the honor. Erne...

Italian wine is experiencing a ‘green’ turning point. Never before has so much organic wine been consumed by Italians, with a record leap of +45% in sales in 2017 compared to the previous year for a total of 3.84 million liters sold in the large scale distribution channel. According to an analysis by Coldiretti based on Infoscan Census data – unvei...

E' stata dedicata agli Stati Uniti la settima edizione di OperaWine, l'evento che precede l'apertura ufficiale di Vinitaly al Palazzo della Gran Guardia di Verona giunto alla settima edizione. Erano 107 - di cui 13 nuove realtà - quest'anno i produttori selezionati dalla rivista Wine Spectator a rappresentare il più prestigioso made in Italy. Primo...

Taking place on 14 April, and hosted in partnership with Wine Spectator, OperaWine 2018 will celebrate not only Italy’s finest wine producers, but street artist Shepard Fairey in an effort to challenge people to think about Italian wine in the same way as street art: “refreshed, rejuvenated”, said organisers. Fairey is best-known for having created...

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 whi...

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...

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) forges ahead its Certification Course in San Francisco, USA, and welcomes 10 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and 1 Expert (the higher title). With an overall of 116 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 8 Italian Wine Experts to date, the San Francisco edition, held from October 16th to 20th, closes the third year of worldw...