Luiz Alberto fans, experience the unmistakable taste of Italy returning to New York City in what has become an annual tradition. The Consorzio Vino Chianti will present over 30 different wineries to the trade, media and wine lovers on Monday, April 27, at the magnificent structure of the 20s, located in the heart of the trendy Chelsea District, The High Line Hotel.
The day-long event will start with a blind tasting and presentation “The Media’s Point of View: Chianti” led by an illustrious panel consisting of:
- Ray Isle – Renowned journalist and executive Wine Editor of “Food and Wine Magazine”
- LUIZ ALBRTO – Charismatic founder and CEO of the popular blog, “The Wine Hub”
- Sarah Bray – Passionate journalist and contributor to “The Somm Journal”
- Giovanni Busi – President of the Consorzio Vino Chianti and owner of Villa TravignoliThe content discussed during the seminar will cover Chianti in various communication channels, and the expert’s point of view.
In the afternoon, the gothic influenced Refectory ballroom at The High Line Hotel will be the setting for a walk around wine tasting. More than 30 wineries from one of Italy's finest regions will pour their latest releases exclusively for the trade and media from 1 pm to 5 pm. In the evening, from 6 pm to 8 pm, the tasting will open to #ChiantiLovers and Snooth Media subscribers offering them the opportunity to choose and taste from a wide selection of labels offered by the Consortium and engage first-hand with the winery producers.
Even as a young and fresh wine, Chianti aims to reach the highest quality. All these elements can be found in the commitment the Consortium is vastly carrying out to spread its culture and history, which can be found inside and outside the glass. A concept of territory and a denomination that wants to express quality along strong lasting emotions.
Consorzio Vino Chianti participating wineries in NYC include an exciting array of the familiar and new:
Agricola Pugliano, Agricola Tamburini, Azienda Agricola Castel di Pugna, Azienda Agricola Lanciola, Cantina Sociale Colli Fiorentini – Valvirginio, Cantine L'Arco, Castello del Trebbio, Castelvecchio, Colognole, Fabrizio Forconi - Podere dell'Anselmo, Fattoria Casalbosco, Fattoria Dianella, Fattoria Il Colombaio, Fattoria Sant'Appiano, Guidi 1929, Le Fonti a San Giorgio, Malenchini, Piandaccoli, Pietraserena, Pietro Beconcini Agricola, Pieve de' Pitti, Ruffino, San Gervasio, Tenuta Bichi Borghesi, Tenuta Il Corno, Tenuta San Jacopo, Tenuta San Vito, Tenute di Fraternita, Uggiano, Val di Botte, Villa Artimino, Villa Travignoli, Vino Sorelli, Viticoltori Senesi Aretini.
The program is as follows:
11.00am – 12.30pm (The Rusack Room) Seminar/Guided Tasting “The Media’s Point of View: Chianti”
followed by a lunch buffet
1.00pm – 5.00pm (The Refectory) - Walk-around wine tasting open to trade and press
6.00pm – 8.00pm (The Refectory) - Walk-around wine tasting open to Snooth Media & wine lovers
The Chianti Wine Consortium was established in 1927 by a group of wine producers in the Provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Pistoia. Subsequently the Consortium expanded its operations to include the whole production area recognized by the 1967 Regulations, later assimilated into the Guaranteed Registered Designation of Origin (DOCG) recognized in 1984 and updated, for the last time, with a decree dated 19th June 2009.
The Consortium protects over 3600 producers, working more than 15,500 hectares of vineyards, producing in excess of 800,000 hectoliters of Chianti wine of various zones and typologies and has been attributed the “ERGA OMNES” recognition for its representative status. It was charged with carrying out functions regarding consumer information, protection, promotion and valorization, as well as the general care of interests related to D.O.C.G. “Chianti”, through a Decree issued by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies on September 3rd 2012.
Learn more by visiting www.consorziovinochianti.it
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