Recent Italian #wine “bienniale” in Cortina

Photo of champagne glass from Wikimedia Commons contributed by Quinn Dombrowski
Photo of champagne glass from Wikimedia Commons contributed by Quinn Dombrowski

My friend who knows about my passion for fine wines and wine tasting sent me the link to an article about the Italian wine “bienniale”. The event happened last weekend, but I thought it would be of interest to the readers, so I translated the introduction of the article.

Here is my English translation of the introduction to this article in IlSole24Ore about the event:

Yesterday there were the “Ouverture” champagne tastings and the wines that may someday be famous; today there is the scene of wine tasting with thematic and gourmet tastings; tomorrow will be the highlight, with historical producers and their “jewels” being offered personally by the owners of the wineries: the 2013 edition of VinoVip takes off, with tastings ranging between 1,778 of the Rifugio Col Drusciè and 2,475 of Ra Valles.

The Italian wine biennial, which was conceived and organized by the team of Alexander Torcoli of Civiltà del bere in partnership with Veronafiere-Vinitaly, will continue to be under way until tomorrow night. There are foreign importers, distributors, sommeliers and simply wine lovers involved with the event. Among the French manufacturers, the brand names such as Perrier Jouet and Wranken Pommery stand out and among the Italians there are Allegrini, Antinori, Banfi, Chiarlo, Ferrari, Masi, Nonino, Santa Margherita, and Zonin. The in-depth perspectives and talk shows are being held in the historic hotel Miramonti Majestic, with wonderful decoration including black and white photos on the walls of famous past guests of the hotel such as David Niven, Clark Gable and Brigitte Bardot. The movies and stars of yesteryear, along with the hotel, truly majestic from the outside, still retain the atmosphere of the 60s and 70s.

Ci sentiamo presto, Lina

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