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2022 Main Sponsor
Ascovilo is the Association of Consorzi Tutela Vini Lombardi DOCG, DOC and IGT. Ascovilo was born on July 28, 1977, as a non-profit organization. The voluntary consortia for the protection of Lombardy wines legally established and recognized pursuant to Law 164 of 1992, as well as voluntary wine protection consortia that have already submitted an application for recognition to the Ministry, can be members of Ascovilo. The Lombardy Region, the Chambers of Commerce, as well as other public and private legal persons who have aims or interests aimed at achieving the statutory purposes of the Association and contribute to achieving them, can assume – upon admission – the quality of associates.
Distinctive origins, deep history, and finely-honed production techniques: this is what brings together the perfect pairing of two of northern Italy’s most typical products, Garda DOC sparkling wines and Piave DOP cheese. Discover the fresh, fun, and stylish sparkling wines of DOC Garda, which unites the hilly vineyards that cover 10 historic appellations around the southern curve of Lake Garda. Explore the rich dairy and cheese making culture of the province of Belluno and dive into the unique production and aging process of Piave DOP cheese. Then, experience this perfect northern Italian pairing for yourself and see why Garda DOC sparkling wines and Piave DOP cheese are a natural match.
Discovery Session Sponsor
The Charming Taste of Europe is a special project that links the flavors of wine from Italy and France and of fresh fruit from Greece, and further introduces the United States and Canada to these exquisite items that recall all of European beauty and grace. The mission of The Charming Taste of Europe campaign, co-funded by the European Union is to improve, thanks to the slogan “Enjoy! It’s from Europe”, the awareness about merits and quality standards of selected European wines and fresh fruits, and with its promotional activities also aiming to increase their competitiveness in both the United States and Canada. Find them on Instagram and Facebook.
Authentically Amarone with Bertani
Dedicated to continuing a style finessed over 150 years, Bertani is the benchmark for Veneto
winemaking and an icon for authentic Amarone. Join Andrea Lonardi, Director of Operations and Winemaking, for Bertani over lunch with a special tasting featuring three wines from Bertani’s portfolio, including its flagship wine, Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2011. An Italian treasure, genuine Amarone takes patience and respect, of which Bertani—established in 1857 in neighboring Valpantena—exemplifies. Taste and learn from the master himself about Bertani’s tradition of the messa a riposo style and how Bertani stays faithful to its roots while looking to the future, never compromising its exceptional standard of authenticity and quality.
Italian Wine Brands is the largest private Italian wine group. IWB produces quality wines from the most renowned wine-growing areas of Italy and distributes them on a global scale through all sales channels. Founded in 2015, and listed on the Milan stock exchange thanks to the merging of two important wineries (Giordano Vini and Provinco), it’s the first Italian wine company to be listed. Under the management of Alessandro Mutinelli and a team of passionate managers, the group has made further acquisitions: Svinando in 2018; Raphael Dal Bo in 2020, Enoitalia and Enovation Brands in 2021. This set an example of how finance, combined with entrepreneurial skills and vision, make it possible to achieve results in the long term.
The municipality of Desenzano hosts the Wine Media Conference in its 2022 edition and grants the area of the Giovanni Rambotti Archaeological Museum and the Castle for the September 30 and October 1 dinners.
WineMaps.com is an interactive travel map website and mobile app that allows consumers to discover, learn and interact with wineries, vineyards, wine bars and events around the world. Our organic growth among sommeliers and wine lovers have connected us to an active community in wine regions all over the world.