Updated: May 22
This was the 55th version of the largest wine trade fair in Europe and one of the most important in the world.
The facts are interesting: 140,000 attendees, 4,000 wineries exhibiting, 70 countries of major overseas buyers attended; including more than 1000 ‘Super Buyers’.
During Vinitaly the glorious city of Verona welcomes wine producers, buyers, press and wine lovers to showcase amazing wine, extending wine marketing globally and sharing wine conversation over 4 days.
On offer are conferences, tastings, masterclasses and roadshows, in addition to Vinitaly courses for wine professionals and wine ambassadors.
One of the finest parallel events is Opera Wine which showcases the “best of the best” Italian wines according to Wine Spectator. The list of wines is drawn up during the previous wine forum Wine2Wine 2022 held by Bruce Sanderson and Alison Napjus and consists of 130 labels. The wines are chosen mainly from the latest releases, as well as a few older vintages.
On a personal note, I was pleased to see this year’s very special selection included 17 wines from Chianti Classico among which:
Vecchie Terre di Montefili Anfiteatro 2015, Rocca di Montegrossi San Marcellino Gran Selezione 2018, Castello di Albola Santa Caterina Gran Selezione 2015, Istine