Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) and Vinitaly have signed an agreement to coordinate their events in order to help buyers and media from around the world optimise their attendance at two of the main events in the wine calendar.   Bordeaux – Verona, 25 June 2013 – Well aware of the needs of the … Continue reading

Interview with chef Davide Botta, restaurant L’Artigliere, Isola della Scala (Verona)

Great Italian chef and a humble and very heartfelt person, Davide Botta, has moved from Brescia, where he has created his restaurant L’Artigliere (and won with it a Michelin star) to a new location, Isola della Scala (Verona). Name stays the same, just location is new. Davide says he is living his dream. In this … Continue reading


Veronafiere – with Vinitaly 2013 – offers the Italian wine & food system the broadest possible global platform for business, promotion, communication and relations with national and international institutions and consumers world-wide. The topic was outlined by VeronaFiere’s President, Ettore Riello, and CEO & Director General, Giovanni Mantovani, during the press conference held  at Eataly in Rome … Continue reading

Vinitaly report: Wine market trends in USA

Three questions help interpret the wine market in major and emerging consumer countries, three questions help explain how winemaking in changing in the light of evolution in consumer preferences and even climate change. Vinitaly posed six questions to the journalists and oenologists – among the most famous and qualified in the world – selected as … Continue reading

About the author: Andreja Lajh & Haut de Gamme

I’m deeply involved in gastronomy, wines and hospitality. After my life and work between Slovenia and Italy I have recently moved to London to start my activity here. My professional background started with studies on Faculty of Architecture, continued with over 15 years in visual communications and advertising (Publicis, McCann, Ogilvy), mostly as art director/designer (so … Continue reading

XX Vinitaly International Wine Competition – enrolments now open

  Wine samples to be assessed by the jury made up of internationally renowned journalists and many of the most qualified oenologists in the world must arrive by 20 October. Entries are open from early September to 20 October for the Vinitaly International Wine Competition (, scheduled 12-16 November in Verona. Now at its XX … Continue reading

20th edition of the Vinitaly International wine competition: 12-16 November

The change of date from March to November was decided to give the winners of the most important competition in the world more time for the best possible promotion and marketing of such sought-after recognition with a view to Vinitaly, scheduled 7-10 April 2013. A new Award makes its debut for wines with denominations. Verona, … Continue reading

Grandi Cru D’Italia 2012

On March 28th in the evening, in the attractive setting of Palazzo della Ragione in the Cortile Mercato Vecchio, Verona, the Grandi Cru d’Italia Awards were assigned to the best Italian and international wine journalists, writers and publications. 360 Italian and international journalists and trade members attended the gala dinner, along with representatives and members of the Grandi … Continue reading

Rebula from Brda at Vinitaly

I would like to invite all my friends (and not only), together with their friends to come and visit the wine makers from Brda who will dedicate their presence at Vinitaly 2012 to Rebula. Beside Rebula you will be able to taste also other wines of those 11 wine makers. They will be there from … Continue reading

Sabadi – slowliving: chocolate from Modica for the hedonists

I’ve met Simone in Florence at the Slovene-Italian dinner that we organized there with Carlo Vischi. After the dinner, Simone Sabaini – young guy from Verona who moved to Modica to start Slowliving – offered to us some of his Sabadi Modica chocolate. We all have felt in love with this exquisite dark passion so … Continue reading