The Eco-Friendly 2012 Award, created by the Vinibuoni d’Italia Guide (published by the Touring Club), will be officially consigned to the Soave Consorzio at the opening of the Merano International Wine Festival on November 5. The Consorzio was selected for its sustained effort on the ecological front. So let’s hear it for Soave – not only great wine but its producers are environmentally sensitive. Who could ask for more?
Lea Williams of Ayza Wines gives her views…plus some fine shots of New York.
Lorenzo Simeoni, like most Italians, had never read a Shakesperare’s play. Two years ago he decided it was high time to remedy that situation. “I opened Romeo and Juliet and the first line my eyes fell upon was Romeo saying: Save me a piece of marzipan.” From that chance glance has grown the Suevi project. Suevis are marzipan-based cookies that Lorenzo developed from a 15th century recipe. Yesterday at Juliet’s House in Verona these tasty morsels were presented to a public that included both Romeo and Juliet. Suevis are designed to go with Recioto di Soave – and they do!
Blogger Lizzie Shell shares her view on Soave.
Yesterday, bloggers from around the world descended on the Soave zone. It was an eye opening experience for many of them. They had not realized the just how beautiful the landscape of the Soave Classico zone is. Nor had they realized the potential for Soave to produce complex, long-lived wines as well as fruity, floral easy drinking wines. I hope they are eagerly spreading the word that Soave can be considered a Fine Wine!
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Sunday October 16th a delegation of wine bloggers from around world will visit the Soave production zone as part of the European Wine Blogger Conference. They will be writing up their experience as they go along. They will also be followed by the intrepid Soave team who will make YouTube videos of the event.
The Soave Consortium has always been at the cutting edge of technological communication, so let me give you once again their pertinent internet contact details: on the site, www.ilsoave.com, you will now find Soave’s Official Facebook page and there is now a YouTube channel dedicated to Soave http://www.youtube.com/user/ilSoave.
The 2011 Vinitaly US Tour will include a stop in Washington on Monday 17th October (at the Italian Embassy) and in New York on Wednesday the 19th of October (at the Metropolitan Pavilion). Tastings for members of the wine trade and journalists are on the boards in both cities. In New York there will also be a seminar entitled “Volcanic Italy – an exploration of the explosive white wines of Soave and Etna” will take place at 2 p.m. on the 19th.