Monday 3 May 2021 – 2:05 pm
Centinaio (Mipaaf): Verona capital of wine, good initiatives Vinitaly
Waiting for Italian events, from Operawine to the October event
Rome, May 3 (askanews) – “The ministry applauds the Veronafiere initiatives, because we need to restart and do it in the best possible way”: is the comment by Gian Marco Centinaio, undersecretary of state in the Draghi government at the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies with responsibility for the sector vitivinicolo, which met the heads of Veronafiere this morning. “The Ministry wants to be there. We want to be close to fairs, to the world of wine and to Veronafiere, which with Vinitaly has created a national and international brand that has transformed Verona into the capital of wine ”, reiterated Undersecretary Centinaio.
During the meeting, which was attended by the vice president of Veronafiere Matteo Gelmetti and the general manager Giovanni Mantovani, there was discussion of the restart of the world of fairs from June 15, after the long period of closure linked to the pandemic. In particular, attention was focused on the Veronafiere events in Italy: Operawine, Vinitaly grand tasting with Wine Spectator, scheduled for June 19, and Vinitaly Special Edition, with the General States of Wine, the first event for resuming contacts in attendance from 17 to 19 October, which aims to bring together institutions, supply chain associations and companies, involving them in a system project that represents the first business event of 2021 dedicated to the wine sector and then restarting with enthusiasm towards 54 ° Vinitaly, from 10 to 13 April 2022.
According to Centinaio, precisely in view of this extraordinary edition of the event, it is necessary to implement coordinated actions in support of the sector. “The priority is first of all to help producers of quality wines, who, due to the closures of restaurants and bars, have suffered most of all”, concludes the undersecretary of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. The occasion of this morning’s meeting was also the participation of Undersecretary Centinaio in the presentation of the project for the Wine Museum.
Veronafiere vice president Matteo Gelmetti recalled how Verona is among the ten Great Wine Capitals in the world, the international network created to promote wine tourism.
Vinitaly Design international packaging competition (11 June), Vinitaly 5 Star Wines The book (16-18 June) and the courses of the Vinitaly International Academy (20-23 June) are also scheduled in June. To these appointments are added those abroad: after Vinitaly Russia in Moscow (March 23) and Saint Petersburg (March 25) and Vinitaly Chengdu in China (April 3-6), it is staged in Shenzhen, also in China, in June (8-10) the second edition in the presence of Wine To Asia. In September, Vinitaly is in Beijing (13-17) and then in Brazil, for Wine South America (22-24).