Highlights of the Merano WineFestival 2010

From Friday 5th November until Monday 8th November 2010, the doors will be open for the 19th edition of the Merano WineFestival in the famous Alpine spa resort Meran, one of the most exclusive and most elegant oenogastronomic events in Europe.

Helmuth Köcher, President and Organiser of the MWF, has once again chosen the elegant halls of the Kurhaus in Meran and the surrounding area as the perfect setting for this unique event.

The 19th Merano International WineFestival will open on Friday 5th November 2010 with the bio&dynamica (10am – 6pm), during which 50 specially chosen producers will offer their biological, organic and/or natural wines for tasting.

On Friday evening (invitation only) the MWF 2010 will be officially opened, by no one less than Philippe Casteja, the President of the Conseil des Grands Cru Classés 1855, the first quality classification in the world. Issue of the evening: “Vin et Chapeau”.

From Saturday 6th November (10 am – 6pm) until Monday 8th November (10am – 5pm) the main event of the Merano WineFestival takes place in the Kurhaus of Meran, the presentation and tasting of elite, high quality wines from all over the world.

Numerous specially chosen producers (over 500 wine producers from around the world, breweries, distilleries, 100 producers of delicacies- Culinaria) will present their wines, beers and distillates as well as their culinary delights to an audience of wine lovers and gourmets from all over the world.

From 6-8th November Piazza Terme hosts again Gourmet Arena, dedicated to culinary and gastronomic events, where famous chefs of “Jeune Restaurateurs d’Europe” will surprise in amazing show cookings (in collaboration with the region of Campania and the chamber of commerce Caserta).

Some of the breathtaking highlights in the majestic Kurhaus from 5th to 8th November include:

Exclusive und elite

  1. Some famous Châteaux of the „Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux”;
  2. Selection of top Austrian wines mainly from Burgenland;
  3. Selection of the best German wine producers;
  4. Champagne and Burgundy – a wine legend;
  5. Top wines from Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa
  6. Indian vineyard in Meran, exotic!

Dynamic and selective

  1. 450 vintners from the most important wine growing regions of the world;
  2. 100 masters of culinary delights, Culinaria at its best!
  3. BeerPassion with chosen breweries;
  4. Acquavitae&Liquores – Distillates in perfection;
  5. WineResorts of the top category.

Unusual and Unique

  1. Tasting of wines from the steepest vineyards in Europe;
  2. Tasting of wines from the highest vineyards of the world – phenomenal!
  3. Tasting of extreme wines from various regions of Italy;
  4. Tasting of various barrells.

Particular and exciting

  1. GourmetArena – show cooking and gastronomic enjoyment;
  2. Presentation of the European mountain wines by CERVIM;
  3. Presentation of the vintners and their wines from the internationally famous organisation „Gruppo Matura – Wine Business Solution“.

MORE: http://www.meranowinefestival.com/

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