Milano Wine Week – the largest wine industry event produced in Milan, Italy’s capital of excellence – put together another greater edition that will shine the international spotlight on Italian wine and connect the wine community across the globe. I will say this event is equivalent to the Milano Fashion Week for the Fashion Industry. However, this Wine Event keeps getting better every year as good wines.
Last year, when the entire world faced the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic, Milano Wine Week 2020 was the only Italian wine-driven event to defy the odds. They put on a large-scale production that gathered tens of thousands of live and virtual attendees. Back then, the attendees could safely take part in a wide range of events created to provide the wine industry with a much-needed opportunity to keep business going at a challenging time.
Wine World interconnected with epicenter in Milan.
Milano Wine Week went even more international in 2021. MWW hosted events and wine tastings in 7 countries: USA, Canada, UK, Russia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan, connected live with Milan.
I had the opportunity to join two of Milano Wine Week 2021 from the remote hub in New York. I hope that one day I can travel to Milan to experience the epicenter of Milano Wine Week.
Live from New York
Il Gato Pardo, located in the prestigious 5th Ave in New York, hosted the hybrid sessions. As always, Il Gato Pardo had extreme care on the details. I was happy to see that the Internet connection was working better than in other years. That certainly made the lineup of events more enjoyable. I enjoyed the Italian Sparkling Wines Masterclass with Valdo Spumanti, unveiling their new DOCG and the Cantine Pasqua projects by Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine SPA.
Valdo Spumanti DOCG
If you are an avid reader of this blog, you know that I love Prosecco. It has a special place in my heart and my cellar. Hence, I had to make it to the Valdo sparkling wines Masterclass. Valdo presented Italian Sparkling Wines and an array of Proseccos’s. I was surprised to see the revelation of the Valdo Prosecco DOCG Cuvéé 1926. I will be an iconic Sparkling for the Holiday Season in the USA. It was great to see how Valdo has been blending Tradition with Innovation since 1926.
Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine presented the different crus found in the eastern Valpolicella valleys. They were cultivated using conventional and organic methods through the most representative wines from the Valpolicella territory.
Learn more about Milano Wine Week here.