On Saturday March 24th from noon to midnight, the Soave Consortium will be celebrating the start of Vinitaly, the world’s largest annual wine trade fair, in Soave style. If you find yourself in Piazza Erbe, the center of historic Verona, drop by for a refreshing glass of Soave at the following participating cafes and restaurants:
Casa Mazzanti Caffè
The Soave Consortium is gearing up for Vinitaly, the world’s largest annual wine trade fair. – Their stand (Pad 5 G 4-7 & F7) will be a true media hive, with radio, television and internet broadcasts, plus social networking and blogging galore. The consortium has organized seminars and presentations. Among them will be a discussion of Soave’s fabulous food-friendly character, followed by a tasting of some surprising food and wine matches. If you are interested drop by the stand on Tuesday the 27th of March at 5 p.m.
Vinitaly, the largest annual wine trade fair in the world, is set to start soon. If you are a wine trade professional attending the fair, here are a few of the events that the Soave Consortium has organized.
Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. – The volcanic white wines of Soave. The tasting is open to foreign wine buyers and will be tutored by Giovanni Ponchia, the Consortium’s charming enologist.
Monday, March 26 10 a.m. – A discussion of climate change in the Soave zone.
See you at the fair!
The Soavecru association is a sort of consortium within the main Soave consortium, whose membership is limited to those producers who agree to adhere to much stricter guidelines than those proposed by the official DOC and DOCG regulations. Soavecru has just announced that it will be present at ProWein, the wine fair held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from March 2 through 6th.
The association will be presenting 3 tutored tastings: one on Sunday 4 March at 11:00 a.m. and two tutored tastings on Monday, one at 11 a.m.- and the seconda t 1:30 p.m.
The annual Montefortiana marathon takes place next Sunday, the 22nd of January. Around 20,000 runners (and walkers) have signed up to participate in the 21.1 kilometre event, which starts from Monteforte d’Alpone at 9:30.
To learn more about this year’s event…or to plan for next year…go to: www.montefortiana.org
The Imperial Castellania di Suavia is a wonderful organization made up of women who are selected for their devotion to the promotion of Soave wine. I am a proud and happy member of this clan. Every year they host a delightful event called “Torbolino vino in culla”, which literally means “wine still in the cradle”. These young-isimo wines are served with hearty local food at a jolly dinner. This year’s event will be held on November 18 at the Ristorante al Gambero di Soave. I have been known to sing “Torbolin, torbolin, vivo torbolin” (to the tune of Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen) at these events. And they still invite me back! I love everything about Soave, including the easy camaraderie that sets the tone for these local festivals included.
A Wine Tasting at Di Palo‘s in New York scored by cool jazz. Look out for the strange, dour woman in the background. Scary, if you ask me.
In this video we visit the Di Palo wine shop in New York. I get so nostaligic looking at these videos and hearing those New York accents. Ahhh…
On 6 November runners from the Gruppo Sportivo Val d’Alpone De Megni will participate in the 42nd annual New York marathon. These athletes have been training for months among the vineyards of the Soave zone. Let’s cheer the Soave team on when they hit the streets of the Big Apple.
Thirty-seven years ago the Gruppo Sportivo in collaboration with the Soave Consorzio launched its own marathon. Today around 20,000 runners from around the world descend on the Soave zone each January to participate in this event.
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?