Welcome to VinoVip 2017

Welcome to VinoVip 2017

VinoVip Cortina is the biannual summit of the Italian leading producers, conceived by Civiltà del bere, where the most prestigious Italian wine producers meet with wine professionals, lovers and collectors.

From 9th to 10th July

Two days time at the heart of the wine world: special guests, top-level wines and extremely topical masterclasses. This is VinoVip 2017! Join the next edition in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the jewel of the Dolomites, and get involved in one of the most renowned wine summit in Italy!


VinoVip 2017. The Programme

Sunday 9th July 2017

MASTERCLASS @ Grand Hotel Savoia

11 – 12.30 The force of the earth | At the heart of the debate, the effect of the soil on the aromatic and taste profile of wine. A comparison between the most important Italian zonings, where wine is strongly linked to soil composition. Introduced by Pedro Parra.

15 – 16.30 Communicating complexity | Italian wine is very varied and complex, just think of the number of DOCs and grape varieties we have. But are we communicating this adequately? Together with Charlie Arturaola, famous American wine educator, also internationally-known journalists and communication experts from the main Italian wine markets will be taking part, such as David Way, from the R&D office of WSET in London. Chaired by Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW.

17 – 18.30 Towards sensitive winemaking | We will be debating eco-sensitive themes affecting the wine sector. A balance will be found between the two extremes of “naturalistic” ideology and the excesses of chemicals and technology. We will be talking with international experts and Italian winemakers who have set up programmes for winery sustainability and organic or biodynamic conversion. With Riccardo Cotarella, president of Italian enologists and the scientific committee of the Wine Research Team, and Pierluigi Donna, agronomist from Sata Gruppo Agronomico, consultant for thirty years, committed to an eco-friendly approach to vine growing.

WINE TASTING @ Grand Hotel Savoia

12 – 17 Young Dreamers and Small Homelands | A tasting-cum-meeting with a selection of emerging producers, each following a particular intuition that led them to the vineyards. Alongside the young vignerons under the age of 40, we will discover some niche wineries, from minor DOCs yet to be rediscovered, presented by brave “champions” who have never stopped valorising them. Tickets

DINNER @ Tofane – Col Drusciè and Ra Valles Refuges

from 19.30 A Night with the Stars | Spectacular BBQ together with the best wines taking part in VinoVip. During the evening you will be able to go inside the Helmut Ullrich Observatory (Col Drusciè Refuge), where expert astrophysicists will show you the beauty of Saturn through the telescope. Tickets


Monday 10th July 2017

INTERVIEW & WINE TASTING @ Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf

10.30 – 11.30 Tête-à-Tête with Riccardo Cotarella | Interview by Alessandro Torcoli, director of Civiltà del bere.

11.30 – 14 Wine Tasting – Tête-à-Tête with Riccardo Cotarella | Tasting of some of the legendary wines and intriguing novelties created with the consultancy of the famous Italian winemaker, presented personally by the owners of the wineries. Tickets

12 – 14 Light lunch

WINE TASTING @ Faloria Refuge

15 – 19 Wine-tasting with the Eagles | with the Protagonists of VinoVip Cortina 2017. Tickets


For any info: vinovip@civiltadelbere.com

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