Do you like Trentino Alto Adige? Have you ever been there? During 2017, I visited this region very often for some wine events and tastings. In October and November in particular, I took part in Autochtona, Ferrari Trento 1995 tasting and Merano WineFestival. Merano WineFestival 2017 was the 26th edition! It's the "winter" appointment for all wine lovers. Every year, this fair gets more and more attention.
What's the most epic wine tasting in which you have taken part? It was on a Sunday when I received a call: "Hey Simone, I'm Matteo! What're your plans for tomorrow? I want to invite you to a horizontal tasting of the Ferrari Trento 1995 vintage with some friends." At that moment I was very surprised. But, who is Matteo? Matteo Lunelli is the president and CEO of Ferrari Trento, and CEO of the Lunelli Group. That horizontal tasting was a unique opportunity, so I was delighted to accept with great pleasure and on Monday I went to Trento. Now, I'm here to explain to you why it was so epic. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you remember Vitae? It's the official wine guide of AIS, entirely dedicated to Italian wines. Finally, the new edition: Vitae 2018 is available. I took part in the official launch in Milan, after Autochtona and Bottiglie Aperte. The presentation event is one of my favorite wine events! If you lost my Instagram Stories, I'm here to give you more details about the new edition and how the official launch was. Are you ready? Let's start!
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!
Have you ever visited Piedmont? Do you know the Monferrato area? Piedmont is a wonderful region in Italy. I’m not saying this just because I live here. All the people who have visited this region have been pleasantly surprised! In Piedmont, you can find plains, hills and mountains. I know, if we also had the sea, the picture would be complete. But to compensate for it, we have the best wines in the whole world. Recently, I took part in a press trip with other bloggers and journalists to discover the "unknown" Monferrato. It's the right destination for all the wine, food, wellness and relaxation lovers. And also a welcome break from writing another tutorial which is very important! Now let me tell you more about my press trip. Are you ready? Let's start!
Have you ever taken part in Vinitaly? Do you know how big it is? After ProWein and the wine tour in the North of Italy, it's time to talk about Vinitaly! From 9th to 12th of April, Vinitaly 2017 took place in Verona. I've already shown you Verona in Amarone 2013 Preview. It's a wonderful city! Now I want to tell you something more and show you the video of my experience at Vinitaly. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you know what's the right temperature to serve a wine? And why it is so important? I wrote this post to share with you one of the fundamental points about wine knowledge. Wine serving temperature is very important! Every wine is different. There are particular characteristics for every wine: aromas and tastes. If you serve a wine at the wrong temperature you cannot appreciate all these characteristics and the wine will not taste as good as it should. You can try to do a simple test: tasting the same wine at two different temperatures, for example 5°C (41°F) and 20°C (68°F). I guarantee that the same wine will taste very different in each case! But now I want to tell you what are the right temperatures to serve a wine depending on its variety. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you know what ProWein is? Have you ever taken part in it? In March I took part in ProWein 2017. It was my first time at this event and I was left with a very good impression of the fair! Recently I’ve spent a lot of time hanging around wine events, such as Sorgentedelvino LIVE 2017 or Live Wine 2017. What’s more, last week I organized a small wine tour with some friends to discover Barolo and Barbaresco wines (Ba&Ba, an event organized by AIS Piemonte), the North Piedmont (Boca, Ghemme and Gattinara), Valpolicella and Franciacorta regions. I'll upload the video of the tour on my YouTube channel soon. And now, let's go back to the ProWein fair. I want to share more about my impressions, how it was organized, how many wineries took part in it and so on. Are you ready? Let's start!