While Italy of wine
FROM THE TASTING OF SOLAIA AND TIGNANELLO TO HIGH ALTITUDE ON THE DOLIMITES WITH THE GUIDE OF THE RENZO COTARELLA ENAMEL, TO “GUALTIERO MARCHESI-THE GREAT ITALIAN” AT THE CINEMA, FROM ROMANO PRODI AND VALERIO SCANU TO A DINNER WITH THE COMICI PATRUCCO AND VITO
While Italy of wine has already packed up and is ready to leave in mass (1,700 companies) with destination Germany, the first European market for our labels, and an event, ProWein, which confirms the most important wine fair international, a real hub of the global business in the three days of meetings whose only protagonists are the professionals of the sector, and with many events in the event dedicated to the Belpaese, the most represented country (Düsseldorf, from 18 to 20 March), ‘Italy of wine – and of food – the WineNews agenda is also full of appointments for wine lovers & gourmets. Some are really curious and particular. An example? At the Alta Badia Wine Cup, the enogastronomic event that combines the pleasure of skiing with the tasting of Italian wines at high altitude, conceived by Michael Costamoling, owner of Sporthotel Panorama in Corvara: after the Valdicava winery in Montalcino and the Brunello del vigneron Vincenzo Abbruzzese, tomorrow the wines by Antinori will be tasted under the guidance of Renzo Cotarella, to Marchesi Antinori, after the skiers have faced the Super8, the panoramic itinerary that grants the sight of 8 of the most famous Dolomite mountains (Tofana, Pelmo , Civetta, Marmolada, Fanes, Averau, 5 Torri, Conturines) with stops at the Lagazuoi refuges (2,800 m) and Punta Trieste, and finally an aperitif at the Sporthotel Panorama with important bottles: Solaia (from 1999 and 2011), Tignanello (from 2001 and of 2013) and Chianti Classico Badia di Passignano (of 2010 and 2011), and dinner in the stube accompanied by the same wines but of the 2014 vintage (www.sporthotel-panorama.com).
From the peaks to the Italian cinemas, to celebrate the career of the master Gualtiero Marchesi, who on March 19th would have been 88, on 20th and 21st March, “Gualtiero Marchesi – The Great Italian”, a documentary by Maurizio Gigola, will be released an Anglo-Italian production signed by Food & Media International and Fondazione Gualtiero Marchesi, already presented in Cannes. A journey into the personal and working history of the master, with testimonies, among others, of chefs Alain Ducasse, Yannik Alléno, and many students like Massimo Bottura, Carlo Cracco, Enrico Crippa and Davide Oldani (www.gualtieromarchesi.it). In Milan, Apcor-Portuguese Association of Producers of Cork with “Let yourself be guided by your senses”, makes a sensorial experience live on March 20 at the Istituto dei Ciechi in Via Vivaio, from the lush oak forests of the Montado (Portugal) , will lead through the fascinating journey of the cork, until you get to the fundamental role that this material has on the perfect preservation of the best bottles of wine and their aging, conducted by Alessandro Scorsone, sommelier and master of ceremonies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Vincenzo Russo, scientific director of the Neuromarketing Research Center Behavior and Brain Lab Iulm (www.apcor.pt).
Many celebrities will pass from Fico Eataly World to Bologna in the next few days: on March 22nd, for World Water Day, Romano Prodi, professor of Economics and Industrial Policy at the Universities of Bologna, Trento and Harvard, will hold the Lectio Magistralis “Water: rights and duties”, in the cycle of meetings on the rights and duties of food, water and energy, the value of legality in the perspective of an economy and sustainable agriculture, dedicated to the Z generation, the young and very young of today, in terms of cultural, social, political and economic values of our time, followed by the speeches of Vincenzo Balzani (in April), an imported Italian chemist, professor emeritus of the University of Bologna and academician of the Lincei, and Ennio Sodano, prefect now head of the Agency of assets confiscated from organized crime, will trace the history of the affirmation of food as a fundamental right of all, recognized by and Constitutions (www.fondazionefico.org). Waiting, always in Fico, Among the events in the library.coop “Mangiar well is Fico”, tomorrow one of the “fathers” of Slow Food, Piero Sardo, will present his book “Natural cheeses” with Cesare Baldrighi and Nicola Bertinelli, Presidents respectively of the Consortiums of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano. Finally, on March 25th and 26th, Aperitivi & CO Experience arrives in Fico, the most important trade event dedicated to the world of aperitifs signed by Bartender.it, and in music and cinema meetings, on March 19th there will be the singer Valerio Scanu, with the introduction of Red Ronnie (www.eatalyworld.it).