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»» Vinitaly – in Verona – More Than Just a Major Wine Exhibition

Verona — The City of “Juliet and Romeo” — hosts its annual Vinitaly, one of the largest wine and spirit exhibitions in the world.

The 45th Vinitaly, Apr 7 – 11, 2011, will feature more than 4000 exhibitors from 23 countries.

Vinitaly is more than just a major international wine exhibition.
It offers five days of major events including guided tasting sessions, wine and food pairing workshops led by top chefs and an impressive convention programme embracing conferences, forums and seminars.

When: Apr 7 – 11, 2011 (annual)
Where: Verona
Program and details are available at

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»» Wine Tasting and Classical Music in Chianti, Tuscany

The wonderful medieval village of San Donato in Poggio, located in Tuscany, in one of the major Chianti growing zones, hosts the fifth edition of “Chianti in Musica” festival from July 24th to July 31st.

Located in the heart of Chianti, midway from both Florence and Siena, with “Chianti in Musica” San Donato in Poggio offers a week of tastings of the fine red wine produced in the Chianti region accompaned by a number of classical music concerts as well as by culinary and wine theme events.

When: July 24 – 31, 2010 (annual)
Where: San Donato in Poggio (Tuscany)
Directions by car: take the Florence-Siena superstrada, and exit at San Donato in Poggio.
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»» Wine sampling in Rome in June at Vinoforum

For two weeks in June, Rome is celebrating wine and Italian cuisine traditions.

Vinoforum, is a major wine event also including events dedicated to olive oil and gourmet.

A wine village has been created for the event, in the gardens between Lungotevere Maresciallo Diaz and Viale del ministero degli Affari Esteri.
Vinoforum features around 2,500 wine labels from over 500 wineries.

Wine sampling as well as gourmet tasting sessions guided by Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (Ais) and Athenaeum dei Sapori are scheduled during these two weeks.

When: June 4 – 20, 2009
Where: Rome

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»» Cantine Aperte:Wineries Open to Public in Italy

With “Cantine Aperte” festival, nearly a thousand of wineries in Italy are open to the public the last-week-end of May.

They will be offering tasting sessions, shows and many more entertaining wine-themed events.

It is estimated more six million wine enthusiasts will be visiting wineries throughout Italy during this Wine Weekend.

Italy’s Wine Tourism Movement has a website, which offers advice on how to locate wineries joining the current edition of “Cantine Aperte”.

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