Do you know the story of Winery Lovers? Winery Lovers was born on 28th of January 2016 on Instagram. You probably already read on the About me page, that I graduated in Engineering of Computing Systems from Politecnico of Milano. But I have one greater passion: wine. This is the reason why I created Winery Lovers. I've always put the community at the center, sharing the best pics that tagged #winerylovers. The beauty of wine is that you never stop learning about it. The number of wines around the world is countless! And I like that you can share your personal discoveries in the wine trade with the other "winery lovers".
What was the last wine tour in which you took part? A wine tour is an outstanding experience. Personally, to understand the different realities around wine I prefer this approach than the fairs. Of course, a wine event such as Autochtona or Bottiglie Aperte allows you to discover several wines in just an hour. But the winemaker has only a few minutes to get you to understand his winery, his vineyards, his wine philosophy and his wines. It's a hard task! If you take part in a wine tour, you can really immerse yourself in the experience in real time and not just in your mind. What do you think about this? On Saturday, 16th of December I'll take part in the first Luxury Day Tour organized by The Grand Wine Tour. I'm really excited about this opportunity!
Do you know how many indigenous grapes there are in Italy? It's an insane number! There are more than 350 varieties. After Bottiglie Aperte, it's time to talk about another great fair. On 16th and 17th of October, Autochtona 2017 took place in Bolzano. It was my first time at this fair. Autochtona is very special because you can discover some interesting indigenous Italian grapes. Now, I want to give you more details about the event and what my new delightful discoveries were. Are you ready? Let's start!
What's the international capital of fashion? And of wine? The answer is the same: Milan! Bottiglie Aperte 2017 has just ended, as you may have seen on my Instagram Stories. There was a great change compared to the previous edition. Federico Gordini, the founder, wanted to have a more business-like style for his wine event. The workshops were about some interesting topics. Each Masterclass was better than the ones before. Now, I want to share with you my impressions of the event and the significant wine tastings I went to. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you know how to become a professional sommelier? What's the meaning of AIS? I'm continuously receiving emails about this matter "How to become a sommelier?”. So, I've decided to publish a few different articles about the main sommelier associations worldwide. It will a be a real journey: discovering the main characteristics of the associations, sharing a few anecdotes and also talking with some experts. We’ll start with AIS and we'll finish with the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine. In this article, I’ll go into more detail about the AIS.