Wine News - March 2004

Company of the Month

The Colli Euganei DOC Wine Road

Continuing our journey along the Veneto region wine roads, this month we visit the territory of the Colli Euganei DOC wines. In this area wine production has always been an art, blessed by the characteristics of the local vines as well as by the favorable climate.

The Chef's Corner

Brought to you by the School for Hotel and Restaurant Management from Serramazzoni, Italy.
This month Lorena Turrini met with Sommelier Daniele Bergami and asked him questions about the Emilia-Romagna wine production. Don't miss the knowledgeable suggestions for pairing local recipes with local wines, some of which are hardly known outside the region.
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Welcome to Volume 2, Number 3 of Wine News, the e-Letter from the WineCountry.IT network.

For the column "The Chef's Corner", this month Lorena Turrini met with sommelier Daniele Bergami from the School for Restaurant and Hotel Management of Serramazzoni, Italy to talk about the Emilia-Romagna wines, to often generally dismissed as simply fresh and young wines for early consumption. Bergami also give us precious suggestions on pairing the savory regional cuisine, recognized as the best in Italy, with local wines.

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As usual, this issue of Wine News is packed with articles of interest to both professionals and lovers of Italian food, wine and culture. In addition, the e-Letter includes important dates to remember over the next 30 days.

The complete articles listed below are published in English on WineCountry.IT, Italian Wine Hub and Italian Wine Labels, and in Italian in a separate section of WineCountry.IT and on and

March's Company of the Month is the "Colli Euganei DOC Wine Road" council.

The staff of WineCountry.IT network wishes all our subscribers happy reading!


From Italy

Bruno Gambacorta praises the Regional School for Restaurateurs


Introduced two new culinary books on typical and organic products at a convention at Palazzo d’Accursio, in Bologna, Italy. The appreciation for the Emilian Scuola Regionale Specializzata nella Ristorazione (Regional School for Restaurateurs) grows.

Strolling & Tasting ... at Carpineto Romano


Sunday, March 14, 2004 between 10:30AM and 8:30PM Carpineto Romano hosts a fascinating eno-gastronomic event featuring guided walks in downtown historic Carpineto Romano, Italy, the birthplace of Pope Leone 13th in 1810.

February on stage for Frignano Gourmet


The introduction of chocolate maker, Valter Tagliazucchi, at the fortunate TV show “Quelli che il calcio…” ("Those who the soccer ...") was certainly the February highlight for the organization Frignano Gourmet. But there's much more.

Completed the Third Day of Cork Study in Enology


Successfully completed the convention, "Il tappo di sughero: esperienze a confronto", or "The Cork: Comparison of Experiences".

Vinitaly 2004, "The Trip Around the Wine World in Five Days"


A prestigious exhibition of the world's best production, enables all operators to make "the trip around the wine world in five days" in order to know, taste and enjoy high quality products of about 3,900 exhibitors from 24 countries.

21st Regional Fair of the Quality Black Truffle


Acqualagna, in the province of Pesaro e Urbino, once again will host one of the most important gastronomic events in the world.

The Cuisine from the Latium Region of Italy


From February 17 to 22, the Executive Chef of the Hotel de Russie, Nazzareno Menghini, gives his "kingdom" over to the local regional cuisine.

Barry Callebaut Italia Trophy: "Genetics" and Moon Landing


Genetic engineering and the moon landing are the most represented subjects in the chocolate sculptures presented at the forth Barry Callebaut Italia Trophy – Sigep 2004.


From Europe

EU: Wine – Argentinean Brunello and South African Amarone?


Open doors to selling Argentinean Brunello, South African Amarone, Neo Zealand Morellino, Australian Vinsanto, Chilean Recioto and Gutturnio "Made in USA".

Food: WTO – The skirmish between Europe and the rest of the world over the imitation of typical products continues.


According to Coldiretti, the safeguarding of typical food products threatened by international forgery is a choice that promotes market transparency, and for Europe and Italy means protection from a grave economic and occupational crisis.


From the USA

Group attempts to find ultimate wine pairings with Chinese cuisine


A cuisine that dates back thousands of years and a beverage that dates back thousands of years -- it seems only natural in the meeting of East and West that the great wines of the West and grand edibles of the East, especially those of China, meet and greet.

United States: Guest Country at Vinitaly 2004


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Agricultural Affairs Department of the US Embassy in Rome (FAS), have chosen Vinitaly as their reference partner for promotion in the wine sector.

From the World

25% of Corks Rejected After Analysis by Maker


An Australian cork manufacturer is rejecting a quarter of all corks after analysis by its revolutionary new TCA detection equipment.


"Italian Wine Hub" web site buzz

Imported wine prices climb as the US dollar weakens


If you're a US fan of imported wine -- Australian, Italian or what have you -- you might want to stock up now. This year will almost certainly bring higher prices for imports, especially from Down Under and Europe.
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"Italian Wine Labels" web site buzz

Over 50 new labels


We have published over 50 new Italian wine labels from various wineries including "Carpineto snc" from Tuscany, "Azienda Agricola Luigi Fain" from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, "Azienda Agricola Moletto" and "Conte Loredano Gasparin" from Veneto, among others.
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Dates to Remember - March / April

Note: To find out more about the places and activities for each event, please visit the News page.

Questua delle Uova


Discovering the Saiagricola group

March 2, 2004

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

5 - 7 March 2004

Strolling & Tasting ... at Carpineto Romano

March 14, 2004 from 10:30AM to 8:30PM

Emilia and Romagna meet

March 16, 2004

Second Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

April 1 - 4 2004

Vinitaly, Verona, Italy

April 1 - 5 2004


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