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Italys Volcanic Wines Integral Part of Vinitaly International in USA   By PRWEB

Verona (PRWEB) January 18, 2013

Consorzio Tutela Vini Soave returns to New York (ThreeSixty) and Miami (Miami Beach Resort and Spa) on January 28th and 30th 2013 respectively, to present white wines that are made from volcanic soils. In fact, the Consortium is so engaged in this topic, that they dedicate an international forum on wines from volcanic territories, Vulcania. During Vinitaly International USA, industry professionals will be able to meet leading experts of geology and oenology explaining the idiosyncrasy of these wonderful wines.

Two master classes that will be held at the Vinitaly International tasting room from 5-6pm in New York and from 1:45-2:45 pm in Miami. The seminars will commence with a video-introduction on volcanic soils in Italy conducted by Professor Attilio Scienza, (University of Milan) a pioneer of the project Vulcania. The consortiums oenologist, Giavanni Ponchia will than guide the horizontal tastings to emphasise importance of the volcanic and mineral soil.

Arturo Stocchetti, President of Consorzio Tutela Vini Soave gives some more insight, The addition of vines grown in volcanic areas and soils proved successful for the Soave production as we have a heightened interest by producers as well as growing appreciation from consumers as a concrete evidence of this. Nowadays, the environment its not simple, but Soave, with its strength in quality and value, and with a good communication strategy, is now reaping the fruits of its hard work.

Featured wines in New York are Cantina di Soave, Cantine Riondo, Cantina del Castello, Montetondo, Cantina di Gambellara, Cantina Colli Euganei, Sassotondo and Barone di Villagrande; with Cantina di Monteforte, Villa Mattielli, Suavia, Gini, Cantina di Gambellara, Cantina Colli Euganei, Sassotondo, Barone di Villagrande being present in Miami.

Each of the master classes will be enhanced by the Vinitaly Interactive iPad application to record the tasting preferences of each person by using a QR coded bracelet, which in return provides him or her with a personalized tasting book.

The Soave Consortium is dedicated to ensuring the highest production standards of wines produced in the DOC and DOCG zones of the area. The consortium is especially dedicated to the promotion of Soave wines in Italy and abroad. Among the first wines in Italy to receive the DOC designation Soave has been widely regarded as the white wine of Italy. The consortium strives to protect the quality of Soave wines through the development and administration of strict production guidelines. Currently, the consortium oversees and administrates production for 90% of Soave producers cultivating over 16,000 acres of vineyards and producing 45 million liters of Soave wine per year.

Members of the wine trade and press may register to attend the events in New York City and Miami at:

For the complete program and other activities please visit: and for Master Class registration please send an email to staff(at)vinitalytour(dot)com

This years events of Vinitaly International, the Ambassador of Italian Wines, are also part of the Year of Italian Culture in the USA, promoted by the Italian Foreign Office.

Veronafiere is the leading organizer of trade shows in Italy including Vinitaly (, the largest wine event in the world. In 2012, over 4200 exhibitors showcased their wines to 140,000+ visitors (35% from outside of Italy representing over 120 countries). The 47th Edition of Vinitaly will take place on 7th-10th April 2013 in Verona, Italy with its premier event OperaWine - Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers being held in collaboration with Wine Spectator on April 6th in the heat of Verona. Veronafiere created the Vinitaly International in 1998 to develop a global platform for the promotion of companies in the Italian wine and food sectors.

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