The Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese is present at the 30th edition of the Merano Wine Festival, from Friday, Nov. 5 to Tuesday, Nov. 9, 202, excellence of excellence in the panorama of international wine events. The presence of Consorzio is realized with a space in the classic Gourmet Arena, where i Consorzi di Tutela. Inside and out: tastings of Denominations for a major international event, with the tasting counter organized in front of the entrance to the Kurhaus, on Corso della Libertà

Five wineries will be present at the scheduled rotating tasting desk in what is known as the Consortium area and follow this programme: Saturday 6 November: Marco Maggi, Paolo Verdi, Calatroni, Club del Buttafuoco Storico; Sunday 7 November: Quaquarini, Torre degli Alberi, Dagradi, Il Molino di Rovescala; Monday 8 November: Travaglino, Torre degli Alberi, Bosco Longhino and La Travaglina.

On Corso della Libertà, the Fuori Salone, sees the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò protagonist also right in front of the magical Kurhaus, the heart of the Merano Wine Festival, for a tasting counter of the types of Denominations that represent the pearls dell’Oltrepò Pavese: more than 26 wineries in tasting and a pairing designed to enhance the wine with other excellences of the Territory such as Grana Padano Dop and Salame di Varzi Dop. From Friday 5 until Monday 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., more than 2,000 glasses of Denomination wine labels are expected to be tasted. Tuesday 9 will be a day exclusively dedicated to bubbles, as per the Catwalk program Champagne. Also inside the Kurhaus are the wineries Cà di Frara, Finigeto, Tenuta Il Bosco-Oltrenero, Giorgi Wines, and Terre d'Oltrepò.


The 30th edition of the Merano Wine Festival has been dedicated to the theme: The Wings of Beauty and this year's new entries, in collaboration with 5Hats in the Spirits Emotion area, will include a Cocktail & Drink Competition Mixed Itineraries, a new feature in the five-day programme that will be held in full compliance with safety regulations.

That is why we decided to provide in our free space, centrally located in front of the entrance to the Merano Wine Festival, to also offer for tasting our OltreMiTo, a mixology of Bonarda and Bitter Campari, - says Carlo Veronese, director of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese - that tells the story of the territory because it blends the wine history of this Land, ultra-centennial for grapes such as Croatina, Pinot nero, Barbera and Riesling... but able to keep up with new trends and the tastes of responsible consumers. It will be an extra welcome to our reception and meeting point, in an event that year after year has become excellence of excellence, conceived and guided always with the straight rudder towards the principles of quality, by Helmuth Köcher, recognized together with his tasting committee composed of great experts, a reference point of the world of wine and made in Italy. Quality.

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A SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMME | Friday 5 November, at 2 p.m. (Hotel Terme Merano) will see the presentation of the book Custodi del vino. Storie di un'Italia che resiste e rinasce, published by Slow Food, with author Laura Donadoni, San Michele Appiano wine maker Hans Terzer and Merano Wine Festival patron Helmuth Köcher; at 3pm (at the Puccini Theatre) there will be a symposium entitled Si fa presto a dire di sostenibilità (It's easy to say sustainability), with, among others, Emanuele Boselli, Sandro Liberatori, Federica Viganò and Tanja Mimmo, lecturers at the University of Bolzano, Florian Haas and Ulrich Pedri from the Laimburg Experimentation Centre and Stephan Filippi, oenologist at the Bolzano Winery (moderated by Federica Randazzo, Slow Wine). The CatwalkRosè by Signorvino will also be on stage throughout the day.

OnSaturday 6 November, at 11.00 am (Puccini Theatre), the presentation of the Touring Club's guide Vini Buoni d'Italia 2022 will be staged, while at 2.00 pm the best Italian Emerging Chef will be unveiled, the competition reserved for young chefs under 30, devised by food critic Luigi Cremona and Lorenza Vitali. At 3pm (Hotel Terme), focus on I vitigni resistenti (Piwi) - Una nuova frontiera verso la sostenibilità viticola, with oenologist Nicola Biasi (who will also present Resistenti Nicola Biasi, the business network of six wineries sharing his oenological consultancy: Albafiorita, Ca' Apollonio, Colle Regina, Della Casa, Poggio Pagnan and Vin de La Neu, owned by Biasi himself, all from different territories in Friuli, Veneto and Trentino, from the Adriatic Sea to the Dolomites), while at 5:30 p.m. we return to the Puccini Theatre for the screening of Bisol1542. The Superiore of Prosecco in Venice, a film by Carlo Guttadauro, in collaboration with the historic Prosecco griffe (now part of the Lunelli Group), which aims to tell the story of the beauty of the Venice area as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Closing the day at 6.30 pm, in the Kursaal, with the Aperidinner Beauty in teh Wine. Wine is beauty, with the presentation of The WineHunter Platinum Awards.

OnSunday 7 November, the highlights include Un ape è volata in cielo (A bee has flown into the sky), a tribute to Andrea Paternoster, a young and disruptive beekeeper who recently passed away, and the wine of life, mead, at 2 p.m. (Hotel Therme Merano),

OnMonday 8 November, at 2 p.m. at the Accademia di Studi Italo Tedeschi, there will be the presentation of the reprint of Pentagon, a memoir for understanding the vine and man by the great German oenologist Rainer Zierock, with reflections and maxims on agrophilosophy, edited by the family and reprinted in German, Italian and English, which will be illustrated by Theo Zierock, Helmuth Köcher, Angelo Carrillo and Gabriele Di Luca.

Finally, onTuesday 9 November, as is tradition, the Catwalk Champagne will close the Merano Wine Festival. During which, the GourmetArena Territorium Campania Felix will be open every day, with a selection of wines and culinary delicacies from the Campania Region, as well as the scheduled show-cooking with, among others, Michelin-starred chef Gennaro Esposito and Italy's No. 1 pizza chef Franco Pepe. Italy's No. 1 pizzaiolo Franco Pepe, as well as The WineHunter Area, the precious collection of over 400 labels produced by more than 400 different companies, which occupies the podium of the Kursaal and reaches from Friday 5 November to Sunday 7 November also the lounges of selected Merano hotels, in each of which it will be possible to taste wines belonging to a specific region of Italy, thanks to The WineHunter Hotel Safari initiative.

For the entire Merano Wine Festival, there will also be the Merano WineCitylife off-site event, which brings together entertainment, tasting areas and master experiences (along Corso Libertà), as well as the Side Events, the collateral events that enrich the event with a programme of meetings, competitions and tastings linked to current and trendy topics in the world of wine and spirits. And Spirits Emotion, the highlight of which will be Itinerari Miscelati, the Cocktail & Drink Competition, in collaboration with 5 Hats, involving 26 bartenders and 26 venues, divided into three sessions (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Safety and compliance with anti-Covid regulations are guaranteed by access controls for producers and visitors - such as possession of the Green Pass - and by disinfection, ventilation and spacing procedures in all areas of the Merano Wine Festival. For an event that has always been the New Year's Eve of Italian wine, and that this year more than ever aims to be a great collective toast to a 2022 that, we all hope, will mark the real end of the pandemic.

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