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Here we go, as already announced (here), the fourth edition of Todi Wine Show in Umbria region (central Italy) opens tomorrow with a show cooking in a beautiful location: ‘Nido dell’Aquila’, a place that I suggest to visit as soon as possible.

This year, I have the pleasure of collaborating with the organization and, in particular, as coordinator of the 4 awards that will be assigned right tomorrow during the opening dinner and which are the news of this edition; so, I am thrilled to finally reveal them:


  • The #BeWine award to the producer who has been able to best valorize the traits of her/his territory – to Donatella Cinelli Colombini, producer of Brunello di Montalcino (in Tuscany), creator of “Cantine Aperte” (wine tourism initiative) and president of the “Donne del vino” association (Women and Wine Italian Association)
  • The #BeWine award to the communicator that has been able to better tell the wonderful world of wine – to the Swedish journalist Asa Johansson
  • The “Wine Lab Award”, for the best innovation – to Gotto Wine Tour, a digital tour operator for wine tourism, with Niccolò Mario Zanchi (co-founder)
  • The “Now – Not Only Wine” award, to Intrecci School represented by the director Marta Cotarella, creator of the project along with her sisters Enrica and Dominga.

From Saturday (June 8th) on the Wine Show will officially launch its rich program of initiatives and tastings with the walk-around-tasting with about 100 wineries, the Sunset Wine at Nido dell’Aquila with a tasting of Apulian wines at sunset thanks to the partnership with the DueMari Wine Fest of Taranto, combined with an exciting tango exhibition; the concert of the Swingle Kings with a tasting of craft beers, yet, it is possible to join the Wine Tasting Tour led by the sommelier association ‘Fisar Orvieto’, the master class “Doc Excellence”, focused on the local white Grechetto di Todi and led by the director of ‘Vitae’, the wine guide of the sommelier association AIS, Gianluca Grimani, and “Un4gettable”, the best wines of the world according to the Wine Spectator magazine held by Maurizio Dante Filippi, AIS best sommelier of Italy 2016.

 As you can imagine, we are all waiting forward to the award ceremony and to launch the event.

For more details please find here the direct link to the website of the event (here) as well as the complete Press Release about the launch and the rewards (open the PDF here: CS/PR wine show todi 2019[in italian]).