An Exclusive selection of Top Italian Wines and Spirits showcased in Hong Kong for three days of celebrating great flavors: tastings, seminars and inimitable “aperitivi”.
Italy being this year’s country of honour at Vinexpo Hong Kong ( May 24 to May 26) , the famous Italian wine and food guide Gambero Rosso will take part in the show for the first time ever. Gambero Rosso has been invited by the organizers as an exclusive partner to present Italy’s excellent products.
On May 25 a walk-around tasting presented by Gambero Rosso in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (HKCEC) Grand Foyer from 10 AM to 1 PM will present a selection of 60 top Italian wineries that have achieved the highest ratings in the Gambero Rosso 2016 Vini d’Italia wine guide. The tasting will feature 200 wines representing the inexhaustible vineyard patrimony and culture of the country. Moreover, a special section will be reserved for a selective choice of 10 Italian Top Spirits, a sector in continuous development and growth. In the late afternoon of the same day, Vinexpo’s the Blend afterwork party under the motto “aperitivo Italiano” will celebrate the typical Italian aperitif atmosphere.
Some of the best labels of traditional Italian liquors will be served, ranging from vermouth to gin and including much, much more. Italy’s most talented bartenders will take center stage, led by Roman maestro, Massimo d’Addezio, the most outgoing and entertaining among the country’s bartenders. Marco Sabellico, curator of the Vini d’Italia guide and witness to a glorious past in the world of mixology, will be at his side.
Two opportunities for more In-Depth Experiences will be offered. On May 24, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, the Special Awards of Vini d’Italia 2016 will be in the spotlight – a selection of nine wines, the Best of the Best, a synthesis of top Italian production, nine stories and nine symbols of Italy’s wine scene, selected from over 40,000 wines tasted. Many of these labels are already unfindable and sold out, so it will be one of the last opportunities to taste some of the most sought-after expressions of the Italian vineyard. The seminar will be led by Marco Sabellico, senior editor of the guide.
On May 26, at 10:00 am, a seminar “Top Italian Spirits” will be dedicated to the best Italian spirits, presented and explained by Massimo d’Addezio.
About Gambero Rosso
In 1986, Gambero Rosso made its first appearance as a food-and-wine focused weekly supplement in the daily newspaper, Il Manifesto. The year after, the first Gambero Rosso wine guide was printed. In 1999, the first thematic television channel in Europe, Gambero Rosso Channel, was founded, soon followed by the Città del Gusto, the schools, a master program, and recently, the public stock offering in November 2015. Today Gambero Rosso is the publishing and training leader in Italy in the field of wine and food. In Italy, Gambero Rosso has established Città del Gusto sites in seven cities (Rome, Milan, Naples, Lecce, Catania, Palermo and Torino), and several schools abroad where courses at amateur, professional and managerial levels are held along with gala tastings and other wine-related events. The Vini d’Italia Wine Guide is translated into Chinese, Japanese, English and German. The Gambero symbol of wine excellence, Tre Bicchieri (three glasses), has become the benchmark award, and an unquestioned reference point, a guarantee of premium quality all over the world. It has even been chosen as the criteria for access into some of the most important wine monopolies in the world. Alongside the Italian monthly, Gambero Rosso Wine Travel Food is the international magazine in English, read by experts and wine enthusiasts all over the world.