Vinitaly, the annual Italian wine trade fair, begins a week from Sunday in Verona.
Franciacorta Real Story (me) will be there for all four days of the event and I’ll be posting on my tastings and meetings with Franciacorta producers.
Most — but not all — Franciacorta producers have their stands in the PalaExpo building just inside the main entrance of the fairgrounds. That’s where you’ll find the Franciacorta Consortium stand as well.
Here’s a link for the Vinitaly directory (which has some cool new search features this year).
On Monday of fair week (March 23), the popular Italian wine blog Intravino and the Franciacorta Consortium are co-presenting a blind tasting of ten classic-method wines from around the world at 11 a.m. I’ll be there (I believe it’s going to be held in the Franciacorta Consortium conference room at the Consortium’s stand but I’m not sure. I’ll post the details as soon as I receive them.)
Following the tasting, which should be done by 1 p.m. if not sooner, I’m going to be hanging out all afternoon “in Franciacorta,” tasting with as many producers as I can.
Anyone and everyone are welcome to join me. Please shoot me an email to give me a heads up and we’ll schedule a meeting time and place to connect before we start hitting the stands.
If you’ve never been to Vinitaly before, be sure to check out Alfonso Cevola’s map to the bathrooms there. It’s actually very useful. He’s included the link in a post with links to some other useful posts and interviews he’s done on working with Italian wines in the U.S. I highly recommend it.
I hope to see you at the fair! Please be in touch and we’ll taste together.
Image via FranciacortaBlog.