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Marzo 28, 2018
Vinitaly International team

Education, community, and diversity: Vinitaly International’s vision in the name of Italian wine

In the lead up to and during Vinitaly, Vinitaly International will run in Verona a number of educational and promotional initiatives with an international flair in the name of Italian wine. Aligning with Vinitialy International’s strategic mission to “promote, educate, communicate to sell one more bottle of wine” abroad, these initiatives aim to strengthen the bond between Italian wine and its international markets as well as to nurture a knowledgeable and dedicated community of international professionals who, in turn, will […]
Marzo 28, 2018
OperaWine 2018 - 100 Great Producers

A star-spangled OperaWine opens Vinitaly 2018

Although Italy’s attention has recently shifted on the Asian wine market, the United States does remain the strongest ally of Italian wine. Paying homage to this connection and the works of American street artist Shepard Fairey, on April 14th Vinitaly and Wine Spectator will present an urban OperaWine 2018 at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in the heart of Verona. There was a time when street art was viewed as an act of vandalism. The success of graffiti king Banksy, London […]
Marzo 20, 2018
Sake arrives at 5StarWines 2018

For the sake of “sake”: the Japanese national drink arrives at 5StarWines

Nihonshu is Japan’s traditional alcoholic beverage. Together with sushi, it is also Japan’s best-known enogastronomic product abroad. A term lost in translation, “Nihonshu” is none other than what Westerners call “sake”. While the latter means “alcohol” in general, the former translates “Japanese alcoholic beverage”. Nowadays, over 700 different kinds of sake are being made with several production methods, however using the same two fundamental ingredients: rice and water. Around since the eight century, sake —originally drank to drive away evil […]