Above: Italian wine authority Ian d’Agata will be leading a guided tasting of Franciacorta at the Vinitaly booth during the FMI Connect 2015 Global Food Retail Experience on June 9 in Chicago.
We are thrilled to share the news that leading Italian wine expert Ian d’Agata will be speaking at a guided tasting of 12 Franciacorta wines in Chicago on June 9 at the FMI Connect Global Food Retail Experience fair.
His tasting and talk are part of the Vinitaly International 2015 tour of the U.S. Details and a note about D’Agata follow.
Vinitaly International Academy Executive Wine Seminar:
“Italy’s answer to Champagne: Franciacorta”
Advanced Level (Tasting Room)
Tuesday, June 9
About Ian d’Agata (from the Vinous Media website, where D’Agata is a regular contributor):
Ian has been writing and lecturing about food and wine for more than 25 years. He is currently the Scientific Advisor of Vinitaly International and the Scientific Director of the Vinitaly International Academy.
An award winning-wine writer, D’Agata has been named Italy’s “best wine journalist” and he contributes regularly to various wine and lifestyle magazines such as Britain’s Decanter and China’s Wine Press and TasteSpirit. He has written Harper Collins/Ecco’s The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy and his critically acclaimed Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press) is viewed as the definitive text to Italy’s native grapes and wines. He also wrote ten editions of the D’Agata & Comparini Guide to Italy’s Best Wines, for which he won the 2009 International Association of Culinary Professionals Gourmand Award for wine guides.
Ian lectures on Italian food and wine cultural history in the Food Sciences Master’s program at NYU. A trained medical doctor, he is a frequent speaker in Italy and around the world not just on the subject of native grapes and wine, but specifically on health and wine.
Image via Vinous Media.