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11/26/2021

Bere Bene 2022 Naples - Belvedere Carafa - Saturday 4 December 2021 - 6.00 pm

Saturday 4 December 2021 at 6 pm - City of taste Naples presents the 15th edition of BEREBENE 2022, the event in Italy that guides enthusiasts and experts in the intelligent purchase of the best wines selected and awarded for the value for money by Gambero Rosso.
The event starts at 6 pm and ends at 10 pm and includes a journey through wines, under 13 euros, to be purchased in a wine shop or on the shelves of large-scale retailers.
Important protagonists selected on the regional territory and beyond, witnesses of a typical cuisine of good eating, will stop in Naples in the splendid setting of the Belvedere Carafa in Via Aniello Falcone 122.
Through a wine tasting with tasting counters, where it will be possible to get to know the wineries protagonists in the event, guests will be able to taste the wines awarded for quality / price in the new edition of the 2022 guide.
In addition to the tasting counters dedicated to the cellars, there will be a selection of bread proposals to accompany, in a refined way, the journey among the Italian wine excellences.
A meeting with limited places for only 100 guests, who wish to deepen the culture of good Italian drinking.
Not only winelovers but also an opportunity to taste the wines present at the event in a confidential manner, and to deepen the necessary technical aspects.
Place
Belvedere Carafa
Via Aniello Falcone 122
Vomero Naples
Info and ticket reservations
Tickets can be purchased only and exclusively online on our site until sold out. For information contact 3381691727 napoli@cittadelgusto.it
N.B The event will take place in the manner permitted by the ordinances in force at the time. It will be necessary to have a Green Pass. At the entrance the temperature will be detected. Those who do not wear the mask will not be allowed access.
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11/26/2021

Preview Vitigno Italia - Hotel Excelsior in Naples - Tuesday 30 November 2021 - 3.00 pm


Tuesday 30 November 2021, from 15.00 to 21.00, at the historic rooms of the Hotel Excelsior in Naples, finally the XVII edition of VitignoItalia Preview starts again, with the participation of over 80 companies (15 regions represented), for over 500 labels available in tasting benches.
From 15.00 to 17.00 space for the press and operators in the sector.
Two different segments for the public: the first from 16.30 to 18.45, the second from 19.00 until closing, scheduled at 21.30.

We will be present with the following labels:
Astro - Spumanti di Falanghina Campi Flegrei Doc Brut
Colle Imperatrice - Campi Flegrei Falnghina Dop 2020
Colle Rotondella - Campi Flegrei Piedirosso After 2020
Vigna Astroni - Campi Flegrei Falanghina Dop 2017
Strione - Campania Falanghina Dop 2015


For info contact:
Tel: +39 0814104533
Email: info@vitignoitalia.eu

https://www.vitignoitalia.it/
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11/26/2021

Bere Bene 2022 - Rome Marriott Park Hotel - Michelangelo Room - Saturday 27 November 2021 - 5.00 pm

In full compliance with anti-Covid regulations, the event will take place on November 27th from 5 to 8 pm inside the Marriott Park Hotel where it will be possible to taste the awarded wines in the new edition of the guide that Gambero Rosso dedicates to labels with the best value quality price. In addition to the tasting counters dedicated to the cellars, there will be delicious tastings to best accompany this journey among the Italian wine excellences.

Place
Rome Marriott Park Hotel - Michelangelo Room
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, 00148 - Rome

Info and ticket reservations
Tickets can be purchased only and exclusively online on our site until sold out.
For information contact: eventi.istituzionale@gamberorosso.it


N.B The event will take place in the manner permitted by the ordinances in force at the time. It will be necessary to have a Green Pass or a negative result of a molecular / rapid swab carried out in the 48 hours prior to the date of the event and an identity document. At the entrance the temperature will be detected. Those who do not wear the mask will not be allowed access.
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9/30/2021

Slow Wine Guide 2022 - Milan - Megawatt - 9 and 10 October from 12 to 19

Presentation and national tasting of Slow Wine 2022 in Milan
Slow Wine 2022, in fact, moves to Milan, in the most dynamic city of our country both from the food and wine point of view and from the business related to wine and food.
The presentation will be held on 8 October with the usual conference dedicated to the award-winning wineries, journalists and our guide's collaborators.
While the tasting, on the other hand, will be held at the Megawatt (https://www.megawattcourt.com/) a functional and well-known structure in the Lombard capital for its events dedicated to wine.
Given that the Covid rules require a decided distancing, in addition to the Green Pass, the event will take place over two days on 9 and 10 October from 12 to 19.
The formula will be the same as always: a mega wine shop divided by region managed by the Fisar sommeliers, which will host almost 900 different labels (present on both days), and then 300 banquets with producers in attendance, 150 each day. Don't worry, the day a producer won't be there in person, his wine will still be waiting for you in the wine shop!
For a total of over 1,400 different wines, coming from every corner of Italy (and Slovenia, let's not forget our cousins!).
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9/7/2021

SparklingStar - By the ViniBuoni D'Italia & Touring Club Editore Guide - Vinòforum Rome - From 10 to 14 September 2021

Sparkling Star 2021 Competition - 2021 Edition

Our bubbles will be present at the tasting counter of the Sparkling Star competition, scheduled in Rome on the occasion of Vinòforum, from 10 to 14 September 2021, at Parco Tor di Quinto - Via Fornaci di Tor di Quinto, 10 (Ponte Milvio area) .
The Vinibuoni d'Italia stand is no. 58/62.
For information:
https://vinibuoni.it/db/cataloghi/sparkling-star-vinoforum-2021.ph
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Press

10/27/2022

Naples’ Volcanic Wines - Wine Spectator - Robert Camuto

The first morning I woke in western Naples’ Campi Flegrei area, the view from my hotel terrace seemed paradisiacal.
Looking down the verdant hillsides, I took in the late-summer panorama of the glistening Gulf of Naples framed by the islands Capri and Ischia.
Then I noticed the smell: A putrid odor of rotten eggs seemed to have crept in on the morning breeze.
I quickly learned from other guests that this was not the fault of bad plumbing or pollution, but is the natural calling card of one of Europe’s largest active volcanic zones.
The Campi Flegrei (or Phlegraean Fields) is one giant smoldering super-volcano, with dozens of craters spread over about 80 square miles—much of that within the densely populated city limits of Naples, one of Europe’s most historic and chaotic metropolises. In the nearby countrysides are craters that look like large mining pits, where fumaroles release potent-smelling sulfurous gas.
Talk about volcanic terroir! In recent years, volcanic soils have become a hot topic in wine. But aside from Sicily’s Mount Etna, many of these so-called volcanic places haven’t been active for thousands of years.
At the other end of the spectrum of activity, Campi Flegrei is in a class of its own.
“This is not like Etna where you look up and see the volcano. Here you live in the volcano,” declares Gerardo Vernazzaro, the 46-year-old winemaker at his family’s Cantine Degli Astroni winery, named after the spent crater—now covered in forest and turned into a nature reserve—that sprawls miles below its oldest vineyard.
Naturally, there is a kind of fatalism here. Predictions are that one day it will catastrophically all blow up again. The last big eruption here, nearly 500 years ago, created the 430-foot Monte Nuovo over one week, and that mountain has slowly grown in height over the last 50 years. The once-chic Roman resort of Baiae, where Julius Caesar had a getaway, sunk into the sea following a seismic shift after the fall of the Empire. It’s now an underwater archaeological park.
Perhaps because the earth moves so much here, Campi Flegrei wines—principally the light Piedirosso reds and the local version of the white variety Falanghina—tend to be drunk quickly and locally.
“The wines here were born with the concept of carpe diem,” says Vernazzaro. “The idea is: Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.”
Gerardo Vernazzaro checks out some of Cantine Degli Astroni's Piedirosso grapes as the family winery approaches harvest time.
Winemaker Gerardo Vernazzaro of Cantine Degli Astroni checks on the Piedirosso grapes, which handle hot summers well and are typically are harvested in October. (Robert Camuto)
Piedirosso makes some of the most appealing, easy-drinking reds I enjoyed this summer. Also known as Per e Palummo, Piedirosso is grown throughout Campania, including on Ischia island. Fresh, with low-to-moderate levels of alcohol (12 to 13.5 percent), the wines show red fruit and spice, becoming more savory and minerally as they evolve over time.
The image comes to mind of Gamay with a suntan.
Piedirosso—actually a family of related vines of different biotypes—is a late-ripening variety harvested in October that doesn’t seem to mind even record-breaking hot summers like 2022.
“Piedirosso is like we Neapolitans,” Vernazzaro says. “It likes the heat and sun.”
Astroni is in its fourth generation of farming here. Starting with the 2000 vintage, when Gerardo was finishing enology school up north, the family created a commercial label to market their wine. Astroni’s Piedirosso Campi Flegrei bottlings both come from the organically certified Camaldoli vineyard of volcanic sands and tuff stone. The Colle Rotondella bottling is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, and the Tenuta Camaldoli is made from a selection of grapes, from the vineyard’s best-exposed sections, that are fermented in cherry wood vats and aged in chestnut barrels.
Link: https://www.winespectator.com/articles/naples-volcanic-wines?fbclid=IwAR2ByxLAVbFWfUG8xpZdxAnpSK_8LD4VIgLmJbnTSwwnhr_kBJvpcVTIDgA

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Awards

CTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 91PTS

Colle Rotondella - Campi Flegrei Piedirosso dop 2021 - 91pts

OCTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 92PTS

Colle Imperatrice- Campi Flegrei Falanghina dop 2021 - 92pts

OCTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 93PTS

Tenuta Camaldoli- Campi Flegrei Piedirosso Riserva Dop 2017 - 93pts

OCTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 93PTS

Tenuta Jossa - Campi Flegrei Bianco dop 2020 - 93pts
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