Vinitaly, the most important international trade fair of the wine and spirits sector, is not all about business; it is also a unique opportunity to taste, guided by international experts, wines that have written, are writing or will write the history of world enology. The comparison between wines, territories, and vintages helps operators in the supply chain – from producers to buyers, who guide consumers’ trends – to improve their tasting skills and enhance their perception of quality. Once again the world tour in the glass, offered by the 53rd edition of the fair that will take place in the pavilions of Veronafiera on from April 7 to April 10, is a not-to-be-missed journey.
Every edition is like a new vintage, bringing extraordinary opportunities to taste labels from all kinds of background and take part in horizontal and vertical events bound to leave their mark. And this year, of course, the exhibition keeps faith with this reputation with the offering, in its numerous tasting rooms, of about 90 tastings (considering only the official Vinitaly list) ensuring the chance to know or analyze wines from every continent, major or niche production areas, as well as many spirits and liqueurs.
Buyers, sommeliers, oenologists, technicians, and journalists can thus range from the well-established Tre Bicchieri appointment with Gambero Rosso – involving an ideal “grand tour” among wines selected from all over Italy -, to the tasting guided by Ian D’Agata in collaboration with the Women of Wine Association presenting the ‘revolutionary wines by young women of wine‘.
Another not to be missed event sees Riccardo Cotarella present ‘7 Wines that have made their territories great‘ – a tasting that aims to explain the sensory characteristics and history of seven important wines. Moreover, top tastings organized by exhibitors include: Amarone della Valpolicella, with a series of events including the tasting celebrating the ten years of the Historical Families; the XXXI Masi Technical Seminar; Montepulciano curated by the Vino Nobile Consortium; Cirò, Morellino di Scansano and Vernaccia di San Gimignano, all organized by their respective consortia.