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Renowned Italian Wine and Food Authority Brings “Vini D’Italia Experience” to New Markets

May 25, 2018; (WASHINGTON DC)—Gambero Rosso, the Italian media company best known internationally for producing the world’s best-selling annual guide to Italian wines, will visit Washington DC and Boston each for the first time, bringing more than 200 wines from nearly 60 top Italian wineries for a must-see trade and media tasting. The Vini D’Italia Experience is a gourmet immersion into Italian wine and culture; it is a free tasting for industry professionals, however, Gambero Rosso is renowned for crafting a tasting environment that is equally educational and celebratory.

  • Tuesday, June 12 – Washington DC, The Showroom
    • Media Tasting – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Trade Tasting – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 14 – Boston, Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
    • Media Tasting – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Trade Tasting – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wine trade and press are invited to see event and registration details at http://gamberorosso.us/; the events are for industry professionals only and require a business card to be presented at check in. A list of participating wineries is noted by city.

Gambero Rosso is thrilled to add Washington DC and Boston to their East Coast stops this year. “We recognize that each of these cities has a distinguished, world-class food and wine scene. We want to honor the sophisticated dining cultures in Washington DC and Boston by bringing our tastings to you,” says Giuseppe Carrus, deputy editor of the Vini d’Italia guide.

2018 has been Gambero Rosso’s biggest year in the U.S., with eight stops and three distinct tours. More than 8,500 wine industry professionals registered to taste Gambero Rosso’s highest rated wine releases in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Seattle. The company also celebrated the launch of their English-language digital guide to Italian restaurants around the world. “Top Italian Restaurants” is available at http://www.gamberorosso.it/restaurants/.

Italian wines currently account for 34 percent of wines sold in the U.S., with continuous growth. In the first nine months of 2017, Italian wine sales to the U.S. increased almost four percent in volume and three percent in value compared to the same period in 2016. Sparkling Italian wine sales have almost tripled in the last 10 years, according to Nomisma Wine Monitor.

About Vini d’Italia 2018

This year’s tour celebrates the release of Gambero Rosso’s 31st edition of their annual guide, Vini d’Italia. Produced today in Italian, English, German, Chinese and Japanese; Vini d’Italia is the definitive resource on the country’s wines and wineries. It is the result of a year of work by an expert team of 53 tasters who have travelled the country (including Switzerland’s Canton Ticino starting this year) visiting wineries, interviewing producers and tasting 45,000 wines. The book reviews 2,485 wineries and a total of 22,000 wines, noting wines of distinction with bicchieri (glasses). This year, just 436 Tre Bicchieri have emerged — fewer than 1 percent of the wines tasted. Vini d’Italia is not just a collection of scores and ratings; it is a fundamental and essential volume for all those who work in the sector or are interested in quality Italian wines. Available on Apple and Amazon:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/italian-wines-2018/id1320675181?mt=11

https://www.amazon.com/Italian-Wines-2018-Gambero-Rosso/dp/1890142190

About Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso® is Italy’s publishing and training leader in the field of wine and food. It is the only multimedia company in the sector that offers magazines, books, guides, a website, smart phone applications, and a television channel – Sky 412. Since 1987, Gambero Rosso has represented Italian-made food and wine, testing and certifying the quality of products, telling the stories behind the flavors and traditions of the Bel Paese. In Italy, Gambero Rosso offers Città del Gusto® training courses in five cities. Gambero Rosso has developed a rich, worldwide network of partnerships with prestigious culinary institutes to promote authentic Italian culinary traditions and products.

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