Post-tasting glow with Pier Busso and Ronnie Grant.
If you’re anywhere near the Italian wine industry you can’t escape the yearly tidal wave of Vinitaly. This annual trade show is, in the words of my colleague Michael Whidden, “airplane hangars filled with the world’s most incredible Italian wine bars”.
He’s right- Vinitaly is totally overwhelming.
Tasting with the Brunello Consorzio- choose from hundreds of current vintages and they magically appear at your fingertips, poured by the AIS sommelier on staff.
Booth after booth represented by Italy’s finest winemakers at your fingertips- it’s easily the best place to learn about Italian wine every year. That is, of course, if you can book a flight, a hotel room, a rental car, and then somehow manage to get yourself near the fair each day, park your car, hike from your car to the show, all on about 4 hours of sleep each night. This is Double Days. This is the Italian Wine Olympics. This is Italy’s beautiful chaos in action as hundreds of thousands of people descend on the quaint little town of Verona each year for Vinitaly.