We’ll break the ice – and the rules – with the ultimate “breakfast wine,” offering a fun and friendly introduction to our day of scholarly pursuit. Coffee and tea will also be served for those needing greater stimulus.
Winemaker Alberto Lazzarino, president of Piedmont’s Guild of Winemakers, will explore the details and evolution of his region’s bright new sparkling star.
Enrico Cerulli will explain what distinguishes the soil and climate around the hills of Teramo enough to make it the most prized area for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
Celebrating 40 years since the founding of Castello Banfi in Montalcino, Cellar Master Gabriele Pazzaglia will outline the results of four decades of research into the clones of Sangiovese and the ideal soils for Brunello di Montalcino.
A cash prize is on the line for the student who can correctly identify the most characteristics of our four wines.
Leading Veronese producers of Amarone and Ripasso wines will share their knowledge, passion and insights for the unique appassimento winemaking technique dating back to ancient Romans and “farmers’ secret” for centuries.
Sicily’s historic Florio winery, with the world’s largest reserve of aged marsala, reveals the gems of their cellars and demonstrates the history, contemporary context and bright future of Marsala.
The only thing Italians love more than a good meal is settling the stomach after with a digestive bitter, a harmonious masterpiece of herbs and spices.