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...

A windowless room, state-of-the-art in both amenities and inorganic building materials, seems an unlikely place to fall harder for Italy's sunny wines, but after five days spent in the reaches of Astor Center enriched by native grapes, lectures by writer and educator Ian D'Agata and 56 glasses of Italian wine, I did. For its first venture into the ...

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) successfully launched its first ever Certification Course in USA at Astor Center, in the heart of New York City. After a week of training followed by a final exam held on June 30th, VIA welcomed its 13 new Italian Wine Ambassadors (IWAs). Representing the one and only opportunity for wine professionals to gain e...

So you think you know Italian wines? Wrap your heads around this: Italy’s National Registry of Grapes boasts 461 official grape varieties, 377 of which are genetically different Native grapes. So basically you could explore a new variety 365 days of the year yet fall short, let alone combining the endless permutations of producers, terroir, and sty...

Vinitaly & USA: all’inizio di marzo 2017 erano 2.000 i nuovi buyer registrati per la 51ª edizione, provenienti in particolare da USA (da una ventina di stati), Cina, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Francia, Danimarca, Belgio, Germania, Giappone, Svizzera, Norvegia, Svezia e Russia; in aumento gli arrivi da Taiwan e Brasile e, nonostante la Brexit, il...