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June 15, 2020
VIA Verona 2020 Team

Vinitaly International Academy goes live in new Agile format

On Monday June 8, 2020, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) launched the first module of the Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in its new Agile format. Adjusting to current circumstances, Vinitaly International redesigned the program, making it accessible to wine professionals wanting to invest in online education during the Covid 19 pandemic. Italian wine does not stop and the same goes for Italian wine education: an agile format was designed for the 2020 edition of the Vinitaly International Academy certification course in Verona, it’s annual […]
April 25, 2020

5StarWines & Wine Without Walls becomes “agile” to support producers and the wine market

5StarWines & Wine Without Walls is the wine selection event that usually takes place every year in the few days leading up to Vinitaly. The precautionary measures in place to counter the spread of Covid-19 have made it difficult to carry out any type of gathering, but the event has been redesigned so that it can be carried out in a smart, or rather, “agile” way. Now more than ever before, the mission is significant: to provide support to the […]
March 14, 2020
5StarWines - B2B

Confirmed dates for 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls will give wineries increased attention and dedicated resources

Verona, March 12th 2020 – Preparations for 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls are in full swing and the event will proceed in spite of the current COVID-19 outbreak. Vinitaly postponement will allow for increased attention and resources dedicated to 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls, including extra time to promote and celebrate top participants in the leadup to Vinitaly. The protracted period between wine Selection and Vinitaly will allow the winners to benefit from new and improved services, such as the […]
March 4, 2020
VIA Faculty Sarah Heller MW and Henry Davar IWE

New dates for OperaWine and VIA Verona edition revealed

Vinitaly 2020 has been postponed to June as have OperaWine and the next edition of the Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador course. The decision has been taken by Veronafiere’s Board of Directors to ensure maximum safety for all participants. On March 3rd, Veronafiere officially postponed Vinitaly, Enolitech and Sol&Agrifood to June 14- 17, 2020. Event organizer Veronafiere took this decision in light of the current international situation and in order to ensure the highest possible standards for both exhibitors and visitors. […]
February 27, 2020
5StarWines and Wine Without Walls Present Judges

5StarWines and Wine Without Walls Present Judges

As the 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls Selections approach, meet the professionals that will be evaluating submitted wines on April 15th, 16th and 17th in Verona, Italy. Verona, Italy, February 27th, 2020 – One of the things that makes 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls unlike any other wine selection is its judges. The judging panels were hand-selected with judges hailing from all over the world, each chosen for their distinctive background. They are the elite of the international wine […]
February 20, 2020
VIA Advisory Board 2020

Vinitaly International Academy’s projections for 2020 aim for 300 certified Italian Wine Ambassadors worldwide

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Institutional Advisory Board gathered in Verona, Italy, on February 5th, 2020, to discuss VIA’s enhanced educational and incoming programs for the current year. In 2020, VIA aims to reach 300 Italian Wine Ambassadors certified and to grow its base of alumni to 800. At present, the VIA team is working to stage the advanced-level Italian Wine Ambassador certification in Verona from April 10th to 14th, 2020. Verona, Italy. The year 2020 will be decisive to […]
February 14, 2020
5StarWines judges during the blind tasting

The “organic” growth of the 2020 Wine Without Walls selection

Demand for, and production of, organic and biodynamic wine is visibly growing, as is Wine Without Walls, the section of 5StarWines – the Book specifically dedicated to these categories. During the event (April 15th-17th), certified organic and biodynamic wines are presented to a dedicated international jury, a panel composed of specialized professionals within the sector, coordinated by author and expert consultant Monty Waldin. Verona, February 14th 2020. Wine Without Walls is looking for all of those wineries that are enthusiastically […]
January 30, 2020

Italian wine regions on display at the last Winter Fancy Food

The last San Francisco Winter Fancy Food saw the Vinitaly Wine Bar pouring over 40 labels from various regions of the Bel Paese. Italy’s appointment as “Country Partner” of the event contributed to the enormous visibility gained by the Italian Pavilion and all Italian wines on display. Veronafiere started off its 2020 tour at the 45th edition of the Winter Fancy Food, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, January 19th to 21st. In cooperation with the ICE […]
January 23, 2020
5StarWines 2020

5StarWines & Wine Without Walls 2020: registration open for the wine selection organized by Veronafiere

January 22, 2020 – 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls, the wine selection—currently in its fourth edition—that emerged out of Vinitaly, will convene once again in Verona, Italy from April 15-17, 2020, just prior to Vinitaly. During a three-day tasting, 100 experts in the wine sector, including MWs, journalists, MSs and other high-profile professionals, will gather to rate an international selection of top wines.     The selection of wines for 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls culminates with a printed and […]
December 18, 2019

Italy’s wine business forum wine2wine 2019 presented the wine industry of the future

On November 25th and 26th, 2019, over 1500 wine professionals gathered in Verona, Italy, to look into the latest wine trends in the industry during Veronafiere and Vinitaly’s annual business forum wine2wine. The forum’s 67 sessions delivered by 110 Italian and international experts ranged from social sustainability to consumer behavior and are now publicly available on the wine2wine Facebook page thanks to the live-stream which took place during the event. Thirst for knowledge among wine professionals has no limits. With […]
December 12, 2019

Wine Spectator’s selection of best Italian wine producers for OperaWine 2020 unveiled during business forum wine2wine

American wine magazine Wine Spectator revealed its selection of 103 Italian wine producers for OperaWine 2020 (Vinitaly’s grand opening event) during wine industry forum wine2wine in Verona, Italy, on November 25 2019. OperaWine 2020 is scheduled to take place on April 18 2020, in Verona. Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson travelled to Verona to unveil the line-up of the selected producers in the presence of Giovanni Mantovani (CEO of Veronafiere), Gianni Bruno (Veronafiere Exhibition Manager Area Wine & Food), […]
November 18, 2019
wine2wine 2019

Quest for new export opportunities finds answers at wine2wine 2019

With Italian wine exports slowing down, wineries need to broaden their horizons and learn how to diversify markets. On November 25th and 26th, 2019, at Vinitaly’s wine business forum wine2wine, producers will discover their next best export opportunities with renowned wine insiders from Japan, Canada, India, Singapore, and China. Growth rates for Italian wine abroad are lower than five years ago and strictly linked to sparkling wines. According to data presented by Nomisma Wine Monitor, the stagnation is due to […]