A passion for wine and a love of Italy will illuminate Rome at the Rome Wine Expo – an event for professionals and amateurs alike interested in immersing themselves in the culture of wine.
The expo, which will be held from May 20th – 23rd at the Congress Center of the Barcelò Aran Mantegna Hotel, will mark the first edition of an experience that will include tastings, classes, music, and opportunities to learn from and talk with producers, as well as gatherings.
The event is presented by Roma Wine Experience, a city-based organization that works to promote the world of wine through learning experiences and a host of services for producers, companies, and anyone who is simply interested in getting to know a little more about the world of wine.
In particular, the organization aims to enhance the visibility of great Italian wines from all over the peninsula, celebrate the historical memory of the territory, and share the unique oenological culture of the country. With the most significant number of native vine varieties of any country, Italy offers an amazing viticultural diversity set in a land with a long history of winemaking, unique terroirs, and exceptional quality levels.
At the Rome Wine Expo
The event will be a special opportunity to appreciate the wines of the different territorial declinations, with a host of producers from 14 regions, including wineries from the Piemonte, Veneto, and Alto Adige, to the centrally located Lazio, Tuscany, and Umbria, to the southern regions of Abruzzo, Puglia, and Campania. The event will also feature some producers from the island regions of Sardinia and Sicily.
Visitors to the event will have a chance to explore more of France’s viticultural heritage too with wineries coming in from appellations such as the Loire, Champagne, Bourgogne, and Beaujolais.
For all those looking to discover new and upcoming wine frontiers, several producers from the country of Georgia will also be in attendance, offering tastings and a chance to learn about their wines and traditions.
Masterclasses will also be a feature of the event, focusing on the great terroirs of Italy, with various seminars offering insights on traditions, stories, and precious information on topics such as specific wine regions, blind tastings, and a talk on the hotly-debated inclusion of resistant vine types in the EU and Italy in specific.
Among the not-to-be-missed moments is the concert Degustando in Concerto. Held on the opening night, the event will include the music of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, performed by the Roma Tre Orchestra, combining it with a selection of eight prestigious wines each connected with the seasons and followed by food pairings.