Gaja, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia and Florio. A trio of aces which Vinitaly and Ais decided to narrate by tracing these histories of excellence with tastings titled “Great Biographies of Italian Wine”. Vinitaly continues its collaboration with Ais, attending the 46 edition with more than 200 sommeliers involved on stands and in events. Yet more than 3,500 sommeliers are expected on Monday 26 March during the traditional day dedicated to them.Verona, 16 March 2012.
Stories of people and terroirs that have helped make Italian wine famous: three prestigious cellars narrated through tastings of significant vintages. The protagonists are Gaja, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia and Florio. And these stories will be told by Ais, the Italian Sommelier Association, that joined Vinitaly to develop the appointment with the “Great Biographies of Italian Wine”
this year at the most important international exhibition dedicated to wines and spirits scheduled at the Verona Exhibition Centre Sunday 25-Wednesday 28 March.The event, hosted in Palaexpo, will be held over three days. Things get going on Monday 26 March at 10.30 a.m. with Gaja: tastings of six vintages ranging 1989 to 2007 will be guided by the National President of Ais
, together with Ivano Antonini, the Best Sommelier of Italy 2008. The event continues on Tuesday 27 March at 17.00 p.m. with a vertical tasting of six wines by Tenuta dell'Ornellaia: Maietta will be joined by Luca Martini, the Best Sommelier of Italy 2009. The line-up closes on Wednesday 28 March, again at 17.00 p.m., this time presenting the history of Florio through seven labels with the President of Ais Sicily, Camillo Privitera.Collaboration continues between Vinitaly and Ais - attending the 2012 edition with more than 200 sommeliers involved on exhibitors stands and in numerous initiatives such as “Three Glasses 2012” by Gambero Rosso, “Taste Italy by Doctor Wine”, “Tasting Ex..Press”, Trendy today, Big tomorrow”, “1980, 1990 and 2000: Thirty Years of Art Amarone”, without forgetting “From Father to Son: the change of generations in the great families of wine”, “Vinitaly for You” (the off-show evening event in Palazzo della Gran Guardia) and “Designer Restaurants and Self-Service Restaurants”.Moreover, 3,500 sommeliers are expected on Monday 26 March for the traditional day dedicated to them at Vinitaly. Ais is on hand for the entire event with its own stand in Hall 7 and an exclusive lounge area reserved to members in Hall 9.Veronafiere Press OfficeTel.: + 39.045.829.82.42 – 82.85 – 82.10E-mail: email@example.com - www.vinitaly.com