If you’re a passionate wine-lover out of personal interest, or if you work in the field, you’ll be looking at your calendar right now, at the beginning of the year, and penciling in what wine events you want to attend around the world. Right? There are numerous important wine events in Italy in 2017, and of course Dievole will be at them. Here’s our list.
Major wine events in Italy in 2017 where Dievole will be present
January 2017: Wine and Siena
Our neighbouring town of Siena plays host to the first major wine event of 2017 and we’re pleased to be there presenting Dievole, as we have been in the past. The two day event takes place January 21-22, 2017, in three locations in Florence. You can find Dievole at the Rocca Salimbeni. The event promises a sensory-taste exploration of the city!
February 2017: Chianti Classico
The Consorzio Chianti Classico organizes the annual presentation of wines produced by wineries under its regulation, only for press and wine professionals. It’s held in Florence, and the 2017 dates are February 13 and 14th. The wines presented by the various labels will be Chianti Classico 2016 in preview, Chianti Classico 2015, Riserva and Gran Selezione 2014 where available.
February 2017: Benvenuto Brunello
Every year in Montalcino, the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino organizes an event to present the latest vintages to the press, wine professionals and to the public. The 2017 edition will take place February 17-20 (the days open to the public are however the 19th and the 20th). This year the participating wineries will present Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Riserva 2011 and Rosso di Montalcino 2015. Dievole will be present with our Podere Brizio labels.
March 2017: Taste
From March 11-13, 2017, Florence’s Stazione Leopolda will host the 12th annual edition of Taste, an Italian fair dedicated to good eating and good living attended by the top figures in the international gastronomic and catering trades as well as by an increasingly growing public of passionate foodies. The “off” events (Fuori di Taste) spread the joy into the city, creating a long weekend of exquisite taste-bud tantalizing and an opportunity to try new food and wine as well as revisit some old favourites.
April 2017: Vinitaly
The largest wine event in Italy by far is Vinitaly. The week-long fair in Verona is the main wine trade event for Italian wines, though the presence of international labels grows every year. Last year, we presented our latest Chianti Classico labels here, and our chef created a unique menu to pair with our wines and olive oils. We have exciting things in store for you for Vinitaly 2017 so stay tuned for all the details! The 51st edition will be held April 9-12, 2017.
Other popular wine events in Florence and Tuscany
Monthly in Tuscany: God Save the Wine
In 2016, Dievole participated in a few of the monthly events called “God Save the Wine”, which are worth a shout-out for anyone traveling in the area in the future. Held about monthly either in Florence or elsewhere in Tuscany, these pleasant food and wine evenings are co-organized by sommelier Andrea Gori and the magazine Firenze Spettacolo. Each evening presents some 30 wines chosen by Gori, so you rarely encounter the same label each time, and it’s a great way to tour around the country, vinicologically speaking, without leaving the room. See the latest events on the website http://godsavethewine.com/ (only in Italian).
November: Vino é
FISAR, the Italian federation of Sommeliers and Restaurateurs, holds a wine tasting event called Vino é that we can expect some time in November 2017. Labels from all around Italy are presented alongside cooking shows and talks. The event is open to the general public. Keep an eye on www.vinoe.it for the upcoming information.
November: Food and Wine in Progress
AIS, the Italian Association of Sommeliers’ Tuscan branch holds a wine tasting event the last weekend in November dedicated to the producers present in our territory. Dievole was present for the 2016 edition at the Stazione Leopolda. Details for the 2017 event will be published at foodandwineinprogress.it.