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...

Worldwide wine consumption will grow by 4.3% over the next four years, led mainly by buyers in China (21.6%) as well as Russia (6.1%) and the United States (5.7%). These statistics from ISMEA agricultural research and funding institute were presented at Vinitaly, the 51st edition of the international wine trade show in Verona, which ends today. ISM...

Vinitaly and the City, Vinitaly's so-called fuorisalone or off-site showcase, is returning from April 7th to 11th in a longer and more wide-ranging festival which will give audiences a taste of Italian dolce vita. Vinitaly and the City runs parallel to Vinitaly to bring the Italian wine excellence directly to wine lovers in the heart of Fair Verona...

Vinitaly International puts the spotlight on diversity at VINO2017. The world has never felt stronger about diversity than now, and it is no exception in the wine world today. Whether you are talking about re-discovering native grape varieties or re-evaluating the uniqueness of each terroir, or the uprise of women producers in the traditionally men...

When Vinitaly, the world's largest wine fair, decided to hold its first ever natural wine competition, they naturally went to the expert. Alice Feiring, author, journalist, wine consultant and renowned authority on natural wine, will present a sampling of wines from that competition to trade and press in New York on Tuesday.   While "natural...

On the 30th of April 2015 the American Cancer Society and Vinitaly International will join forces once again on the occasion of the tenth edition of Taste of Hope thus renewing an alliance, consolidated back in 2010, between two sisters, Kris Kim, Chief Operating Officer of the American Cancer Society, the largest health organization in the US dedi...

"Vinitaly compie cinquant'anni, e sono lieto di essere qui per un'edizione così importante di questa rassegna, che è riuscita nel tempo ad accompagnare, interpretare, favorire la crescita di un grande prodotto italiano, divenuto sempre più vettore e simbolo della nostra qualità, apprezzata nel mondo". Con queste parole il presidente della Repubblic...