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Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Wine events | 0 comments

Sicilian Wines at ProWein 2014

Sicilian Wines at ProWein 2014

ProWein 2014 , in Dusseldorf, Germany, has just come to an end.  This leading wine and spirits fair was celebrating 20 years in 2014, while hosting more than 4800 international exhibitors from 50 countries and about 45000 trade visitors.  Italy this year has been the first largest exhibitor nation with approximately 1200 exhibitors from different regions and wineries. Sicilian producers had their share among these numbers, most united under the patronage of Regional Institute of Wines and Oils -IRVOS. Destro, Baglio di Pianetto, Fratelli Lombardo, Tenute Galfano, Arnaldo Spitaleri, Planeta, Limonio, Tenuta di Castellaro, Feudo Ramaddini, Funaro, Spadafora, Milazzo, Ottoventi, Judeka, Candido, Cantina Sociale Corbera, Valdibella, Baglio del Cristo di Campobello, Nicosia, Caruso &Minini, Gorghi Tondi, Marabino, Sicania, Carlo Pellegrino, Lombardo, Cva, Settesoli, Distilleria F.lli Russo, Fazio Wines, Tasca d’Almerita, Firriato, Donnafugata, Cantina sociale Santa Nimfa, Curatolo Arini, Terre di Giufro, Cusumano but also Marco de Bartoli, Passopisciaro, Cantine Valenti, Tenuta di Fessina, Palari, Valle del Acate, Gulfi, Spadafora and many other were representing ‘Trinacria’ on this special event....

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Wine events | 1 comment

The white wines of Etna Seminar – 9.02.2014 Viagrande

The white wines of Etna Seminar – 9.02.2014 Viagrande

The seminar dedicated to Etna and taking place on its slopes has just come to an end. On this beautiful day while Etna was showing the signs of unrest a large group of wine lovers gathered to taste some ten different wines from Etna in the presence of some of the producers. The seminar was conducted by Piero di Giovanni who with humor and simplicity introduced the wine enthusiasts into the wines of a very specific and special territory, i.e that on the slopes of Europe’s greatest volcano. Different labels such as Tasca D’Almerita, Tenuta di Fessina, Quantico, Filippo Grasso, Aitalà, Classe 39, Cottanera, Cantine Russo, Terre Grasso Salina. All white and all different. Wonderful wonderful day!     who is this mysterious guest? Mr and Mrs Castorina Manene Luva Gina di Giovanni V.I. P table Piero di Giovanni and Manene Paolo...

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Wine events | 2 comments

‘Contrade dell’Etna’- change of location

‘Contrade dell’Etna’- change of location

‘Contrade dell’Etna’ ,the annual sicilian wine event on Mount Etna created by Andrea Franchetti, Etnean wine producer with his roots in Toscany has been held at his winery in Passopisciaro, contrada Guardiola since 2008. 2014 marks the change of  location. This year’s meeting of wine lovers and all the producers of wine from Etna is going to take place in another winery, not distant from the former one- the winery of Alberto Aiello Graci. Graci’s property is in the same town of Passopisciaro but on a different ‘contrada’,  Feudo di Mezzo, where the producer owns an old and ample ‘palmento’ , recently refurbished. The date of the event has been established for the 14 April 2014.     Pictures: above Alberto Graci and his property below picture from Contrade dell’Etna 2013, Andrea Franchetti...

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