The enormous success of Italian wines styles such as Pinot Grigio and Prosecco has helped create greater awareness in the Irish consumer for a whole range of Italian wine styles.
Sales increased from 438,000 cases (5.5% of the Irish wine market) in 2008 to 813,679 (9.5%) in 2015.
Borsa Vini, organised by the Italian Trade Commission, offers the chance to discover wines from producers new to Ireland and seeking representation.
“Our focus will be to connect key businesses from Italy and Ireland in a forum that is specifically aimed at importers, independents and restaurant trade,” explained Fortunato Celi Zullo, Director of the Italian Trade Commission.
Special features include an 11am Masterclass (pre-registration required) hosted by Irish Times wine writer, author and editor of Ireland’s best-selling wine book John Wilson who’ll talk through tasting a range of wines from the regions showcased on the day. Visitors can hear the latest news and learn first-hand about developments in these regions.
Participating wineries for the 2017 Borsa Vini tasting include Az Agr Paolo Patruno, Az Agr Destro Srl, Vigneti Reale Srl, Vinicola Imperatore Di Imperatore Sonia, Azienda Agr Calcaterra, Azienda Agricola Alessandra Leone, Az Vitivinicola Candido Di Liotta Michela, Cantina Malena Soc Coop Agricola, Emporio Bruca Srl, Cantina Dei Monaci Di Coppola Maria, Santi Dimitri Az Agr Eredi V Vallone, Cignomoro Srl, Enodelta Di Antonio Caputo, Az Agr San Ruggiero, Impresa Agricola Spitaleri Arnaldo, Limonio Sas, Casa Vinicola Crisera’ Srl, Le Vigne Di San Marco, Azienda Agricola Fonzone Caccese Sas, Az Agr Ippolito Di Musso Angela, Luna Rossa Vini E Passione, Spqt Srl , Enofanusa Srl, Vinolea Paradiso Srl, Disisa Srl, Montesole Srl, Soc Agr Pacos Vini Di Carlo Scollo, Az Agr Le Torri, Cp Vini, Colacino Wines.
For more information about the event contact event co-ordinator Jean Smullen on (086) 816 8468 or e-mail email@example.com
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