A festival of Italian bubbles is on stage in Garda and it is the Spumantitalia National Festival. Exclusive masterclasses for an exciting journey through Italian bubbles. From 2 to 4 July, in the historic Palazzo Pincini Carlotti in Garda, the culture of Italian sparkling wine meets with the participation of small and large producers, wine consortia, experts and journalists, and representatives of the cultural, technical and scientific system of the wine world.

A journey into Italian bubbles that includes in-depth analysis, tastings and unique events to create a festival dedicated to professionals and enthusiasts, under the banner of high quality.

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The masterclasses in the programme were very interesting, including the sold-out one on Saturday 3 July 2021, organised by Carlo Veronese, director of Consorzio Tutela Oltrepò Pavese, a journey through 11 labels of a Divine Oltrepò, following the thread of the classic method from Pinot nero OP Docg with some anticipations on the theme of the quality and longevity of this historic territory of the classic method par excellence, capable of surprising even in its rosé versions (or rather Cruasé).

I recently had the good fortune to visit the Oltrepò Pavese area and meet several producers, and I can tell you that all their character can be found in these bubbles," said Sissi Baratella introducing the Oltrepò Pavese Masterclass. The journalist and expert events organiser for Bubble's Magazine, who works alongside Andrea Zanfi in the organisation of Spumantitalia 2021, added: " I realised the variety and biodiversity of this land by talking to them about their wine and this masterclass did not surprise me in terms of value and tasting level. All very high.

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Thanks to Marcello Milo's competent and never trivial tasting guide, the11 labels in the tasting session described the art of the classic method DOCG d'Oltrepò Pavese by: Bosco Longhino, Calatroni, Cà di Frara, Cavallotti, Jako Wine, LaVersa-Terre d'Oltrepò, Francesco Montagna-BertéCordini, Padroggi Luigi e Figli, Prime Alture, Quaquarini, Bruno Verdi.

Spumantitalia continues with the setting up of a large village of bubbles along the lake garda that converges in the main square, where tasting sessions and exclusive events will be held, aperitifs on the terraces of palaces and hotels, guided tours of local wineries, food and wine events in the restaurants involved, toasts in museums and wine experiences that will involve Italian Ambassadors and influencers for a truly great revival of our territory. A festival of a sparkling Italy that likes it and wants to aim high. Standing out for the identity, typicality and quality of Italian wine promoted by the Denominations.

Here an interview by Emanuele Vescovo with Carlo Veronese on the sparkling terrace of Spumantitalia 2021 in Garda: