Milano Wine Week is also an opportunity for conferences and in-depth discussions. Oltrepò Pavese, an important wine-producing area of Lombardy, is the focus of a meeting on receptivity, catering, oenology and education on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, 11:30 a.m., at Palazzo Bovara in Corso Venezia, 51 in Milan.

The conference is opened by Matteo Casagrande Paladini, General Manager Colline e Oltre, Livann Cisa Asinari Di Gresy, General Manager Destination Gusto, and sees speeches on the topic of "Hospitality and Catering" by Roberto Lechiancole, Prime Alture Wine Resort Casteggio, Founding Member Tavole Oltrepò - Osti di Territorio Association, and Marco Viglini, Restaurant Villa Naj Stradella, President of Tavole Oltrepò - Osti di Territorio Association. On the topic of training, speakers include Marco Viglini with Rossana Di Gennaro, principal of Istituto Carlo Porta, of Milan, and Stefania Fecchio, director of Istituto Santa Chiara in Stradella.

For the "Wineries and Enology" section, talk by Mattia Nevelli, Cantine Ballabio, Carlo Saviotti, Cà del Santo, Wine Consultant, Alberto Rovati, Sommelier Trainer ASPI Colline e Oltre. This was followed by a tasting led by Alberto Rovati with Andrea Bianchi, ISOS Carnaroli Rice Selection Producer and the Chef of Cave Cantù in Casteggio, Damiano Dorati.

Carlo Veronese, director of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese, who was present at the conference said, "I think it is very interesting to find that even in the restaurant sector, not only in the wine production sector, a network of excellence is being established in Oltrepò Pavese. This is an undiscovered territory that is gearing up to make itself known and appreciated at a new qualitative and even innovative level of catering, yet recognizing the great history and food and wine tradition behind it. It is a new Oltrepò that combines excellence and experiences that are sometimes even ingenious, enhancing typical food and wine."

Photo opening Chef Damiano Dorati, La Cave Cantù in Casteggio (credit Italia A Tavola - Stefano Calvi)