Whether you’re a wine lover for your own enjoyment or if you work in the field, check your calendar for 2018 and mark down those wine events to attend. There are numerous important wine events in Italy in 2018, and of course Dievole will be at them. Here’s our list.
Major wine events in Italy in 2018 where Dievole will be present
Our neighboring town of Siena plays host to the first major wine event of 2018 and we’re pleased to be there presenting Dievole, as we have been in the past. The two-day event takes place January 27-28, 2018, in three locations in Siena. You can find Dievole at the Rocca Salimbeni. The event promises a sensory-taste exploration of the city!
February: Chianti Classico Collection
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 2018 dates are February 12 and 13, 2018. 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: 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 2018 edition will take place February 16-19. This year the participating wineries will present Brunello di Montalcino 2014, Riserva 2012 and Rosso di Montalcino 2016. Dievole will be present with our Podere Brizio and Poggio Landi labels.
From March 10-12, 2018, Florence’s Stazione Leopolda will host the 13th 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 favorites.
The largest wine event in Italy by far is Vinitaly. The weeklong fair in Verona is the main wine trade event for Italian wines, though the presence of international labels grows every year. Every year we present our latest Chianti Classico labels here, as well as our extra virgin olive oil and other products by the Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards group’s Tuscan properties. We have exciting things in store for you for Vinitaly 2018 so stay tuned for all the details! The 52nd edition will be held April 15-18, 2018.
Other popular wine events in Florence and Tuscany
Merano Wine Festival
Happening since 1992, the Merano Wine Festival is the first in Europe to solely focus on top quality products in an exclusive ambiance, providing a platform for exchange and discussion for industry leaders, producers and consumers. For its 26th year, the event will stretch from November 9-13, 2018, featuring over 450 winemakers, almost 200 producers of the culinary world and 15 of the best chefs in the business. Check out www.meranowinefestival.com for more.
May in Lucca: Anteprima Vini della Costa
Anteprima Vini della Costa 2018 is the annual festival dedicated to wineries along the Tuscan Coast, namely from Grosseto, Livorno, Pisa, Lucca and Massa Carrara. The festival also features other national and international guests areas chosen by the event’s organizers. From May 5-6, 2018, this festival takes you on a journey through 400 coastal wines, where wine becomes the vehicle for exploring artistic exploration and narrating history through the use of music and poetry. For more information, visit www.anteprimavinidellacosta.com.
Monthly in Tuscany: God Save the Wine
In 2017, 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 on www.godsavethewine.com (only in Italian).
FISAR, the Italian federation of Sommeliers and Restaurateurs, holds a wine tasting event called Vino é held in November every year. Labels from all around Italy are presented alongside cooking shows and talks. The event is open to the general public. Learn more on www.vinoe.it.
December: 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.