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Slow Wine and Vinitaly Miami Trade and Press Tastings
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Miami Beach, FL
For the first time ever Slow Food Editore, the publisher of the Slow Wine Guide, an English guide to Italian wines, will collaborate with Vinitaly International. This joint showcase will aim to offer American wine trade 2013’s most comprehensive two days of Italian wine tasting and education in the US. The first collaborative event will be held at New York City’s Tribeca Rooftop and Three Sixty on Tuesday, January 28th followed by a second event at Miami Beach Resort in Miami on Wednesday, January 30th. In Miami, the event will feature wines from over 57 winemakers and 14 Italian regions.
“Vinitaly is an iconic name in the world of Italian wine, a truly global ambassador for the Italian wine scene,” said Marco Bolasco, CEO of Slow Food Editore. “We feel that by joining efforts Vinitaly and Slow Wine will be able to offer the US wine trade the most diverse Italian wine experience: from lesser-known and sustainability oriented artisanal winemakers to Italian wine icons.”
Where: Miami Beach Resort, 4833 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL33140
When: January 30th, 2013, 11:30AM – 5:00PM (Grand Tasting Begins At 1:00 PM)
- Events will begin at 11:30AM with a Unaprol Olive Oil Seminar "Olio Extravergine di oliva, Elixer of Life" (hosted by Michele Bungaro) [Food Trade Only]
- At 12 pm, selected importers will be invited to a private hour of tasting, during which they can focus on tasting unrepresented wines.
- Grand Tasting will be held from 1:00-5:00 pm
- Masterclass: "Italy's Volcanic Wines" (hosted by Giovanni Ponchia) will run from 1:45PM-2:45PM
- From 3:30PM-4:30PM the "Call it Posisecco: only if it origins from the Prosecco Area" Masterclass will be held.
- Bolla will host a post-event aperitivo at 5:00 pm
Light refreshments will be served. Exclusively for members of the trade and press.
If you would like to register over the phone, please contact Alice Franceschi, (646) 624-2885 (x115), firstname.lastname@example.org
About Slow Wine:
The Slow Wine guide, published by Slow Food Editore and distributed in the U.S. by Chelsea Green, adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety, taking into consideration the wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices. “The Slow Wine guide is a new, fresh way of evaluating and presenting wineries and wines,” said Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere (owner of the Vinitaly brand).
Veronafiere is the leading organizer of trade shows in Italy including Vinitaly, the largest wine event in the world. In March, 2012, over 4,200 exhibitors showcased their wines to 140,000+ visitors (35% from outside of Italy representing over 120 countries) from the wine trade world as well as wine lovers. Veronafiere created Vinitaly International in 1998 to develop an international platform for the promotion of companies in the Italian wine and food sectors. Today, Vinitaly in the World travels to many of the most important wine markets in the world including China, Japan, Russia and the United States. Visit us at www.vinitalytour.com.
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About Slow Wine
The Slow Wine Guide, published by Slow Food Editore (the publishing arm of Slow Food Italy**) adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety, taking into consideration the wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices.
**Slow Food Italy is the Italian national branch of Slow Food International, a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in Italy in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and to encourage people to be aware about the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.