And the Giulio Gambelli’s young Italian oenologists award goes to?

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Established in memory of Giulio Gambelli, better known as the maestro of Sangiovese, the award sponsored by ASET and PGI is now in its second year. The under 35 years old oenologist was select from the fifteen finalists, based on the following principles, the highest respect the soil, the vine, the varietal, the vintage, and the territory. The name of the young winemaker who, according to the strict jury in 2013 was the closest to the wine making style to the late Giulio Gambelli will be unveiled in Montepulciano on the occasion of the 19th edition of the preview of the Vino Nobile.

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Simply the Best of Tre Bicchieri

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This year among the 415 winners, there are 107 wines that can be purchased for approximately $20 in Italy and throughout the World. This fact has been the propelling force behind the Italian wine into the international scene. More than 30 annual grand tastings are organized around the globe and for 2014 the guide will also be translated in Japanese, joining the English, German and Chinese editions.

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Tre Bicchieri at the Metropolitan Pavillion NYC

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Although winning the competition is important to the winemaker and the winery, having the privilege of meeting the Tre Bicchieri recipients face to face while introducing themselves and offering a sample taste of the winning wines, to me this is the most important aspect of the event Among the 415 winners, this year there are 107 wines that can be purchased for approximately $20 in Italy and throughout the World, the propelling force that catapulted Italian wine into the international scene.

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Benvenuto Brunello 2014

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The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino will preview its four star 2009 vintage at Benvenuto Brunello on January 27 in New York at Gotham Hall. The program will consist of two guided tastings and seminars; along with a trade walk around tasting as over 30 renowned wineries from Montalcino showcase their 2009 vintage along with their Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2008, Rosso di Montalcino 2012, Sant’Antimo and Moscadello di Montalcino.

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Gambero Rosso 2014

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While its an honor to receive the award, the most important aspect of the competition is to be among the tre bicchieri recipients who are producing excellent wines while being well priced. This year among the 415 winners, there are 107 wines that can be purchased for approximately $20 in Italy and throughout the World. This fact has been the propelling force behind the Italian wine into the international scene. More than 30 annual grand tastings are organized around the globe and for 2014 the guide will also be translated in Japanese, joining the English, German and Chinese editions. The other important aspect of the guide is that of sustainability, this year there are 84 Green Tre Bicchieri listed, Wines poduced by means of organic or biodynamic viticulture. This year’s results were produced from a panel of 60 experts, who tasted 45,000 wines and reviewed 20,000 labels from well over 2,300 wineries.

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The Critics Choice Grand Tasting

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It’s that time again, the New York Wine Experience kicks off at six thirty in the evening with the Critics Choice Grand Tasting. The Wine Spectator’s Critics’ Choice Grand Tasting will take place Thursday and Friday evening from six to ten with each winery pouring wines that have been rated 90 plus by Wine Spectator

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The Italian Ministry of Economic Development releases the first stamp dedicated to DOCG wines

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The Municipality of Montepulciano and the Consorzio del Vino Nobile have set up a number of initiatives to celebrate the release of this stamp that will help promote the territory and the product. Breginning Friday morning, at 12.00, at the Fortezza, the Mayor Andrea Rossi, the President of the Consorzio del Vino Nobile Andrea Natalini and Dr. Tiziana Morandi, Area Manager of the Italian Post Office, will introduce the new stamp.

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Vinitaly Veronafiere – Vinitaly 2014

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VeronaFiere, a leader in agricultural and agro-foods sectors. Responsible for the development of Fieragricola, Eurocarne, Siab, Sol and Agrifood, over its history since foundation in 1898. Many new areas of interest such as building, construction and transport industries, (Samoter, Marmomacc, Legno & Edilizia, Bus & Bus Business), and furnishings (Abitare il Tempo, Vivi La Casa, Progetto Fuoco), sport, tourism and leisure (FieraCavalli and Model Expo Italy) and professional training (Job & Orienta).

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Each falling star is believed to grant one wish to the observer

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Meteor Showers begin toward the end of July through August and this year can be seen peaking at sunrise on August 12th and 13th 2013, when from 50 to 100 meteors per hour can be observed. In Italy, “Calici di Stelle 2013”, an initiative of “Movimento Turismo del Vino” will kick off the celebrations August 10th throughout the Regions, coinciding with the night of Saint Lawrence when wishes are made while gazing at falling stars.

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The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

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Featuring wines from New York and the World, gourmet specialty food, fine art, live entertainment and food samplings from some of the region’s best restaurants. Chat with wine professionals, purchase fine wines, and sample foods from participating Hudson Valley farms and Restaurants. September 7th & 8th, 2013 – At the The Fairgrounds, located on Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY – Regular Admission – $22, Wine Tasting Ticket – $40

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