The Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese is participating with President Gilda Fugazza in the 76th Assoenologi 2023 national congress to "give true value to wine and territories." Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida is expected to attend. Work opens Friday 24 in Brescia, capital of Italian culture along with Bergamo.

The annual appointment with the National Congress of Assoenologi this year is set for November 24 and 25, 2023 in Brescia, Italy's cultural capital along with Bergamo. The two-day congress will be held at the Brixia Forum beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Friday 24 with registration of attendees.

The theme at the center of the 76th Congress of Oenologists and Winemakers will be "Giving true value to wine and its territories" and will also see, on Saturday 25, the presence of the Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Francesco Lollobrigida. Also expected on Saturday morning is the speech of European Parliament member Paolo De Castro, a member of the Agriculture Commission of the European Parliament.

Officially opening the proceedings on Friday 24 at 3 p.m. will be the national president of Assoenologi, Riccardo Cotarella: "This year we wanted to focus on the value of wine and the wonderful and varied territories that our country can boast. We will do this with the highest institutional figures in the sector and with the direct protagonists of the wine world. We will talk about international markets and consortia, but we will still return to the issue of wine and health. It will be a very important two days to offer a picture of the current situation and try to outline future strategies."

GILDA FUGAZZA Milan

Gilda Fugazza: "Innovation and passion, the key to the future of quality wine"

Says Gilda Fugazza president of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese: "True innovation in the world of wine begins in the vineyard, where nature and art come together to create unique works. Of beauty and product quality that we offer to increasingly savvy and we hope conscious consumers. In an era of rapid climate change, innovation and research become the smart tools that allow us to preserve our industry's historic capacity for adaptation and resilience, with an open eye to seize real opportunities for growth. Environmental sustainability is the key, and it is no longer just a word; it must be in action. Many winemakers have long understood this. We must embrace technology with a responsible, forward-looking vision. Respect for nature is key to not losing the soul of our quality wine."

"In this context, events like the Assoenologi congress become crucial. - continues Gilda Fugazza - They are places to exchange high-level opinions and share experiences in the field. In Brescia we will have the opportunity to meet passionate professionals who share the same values, ambitious people who deal daily at every level with the art of making exceptional wine. Italian wine protected by excellent Denominations. It is through this combination of tradition and innovation, sustainability and passion, that we can maintain the high level of Made in Italy achieved in our sector, also thinking about popularizing at home not only abroad, ensuring that excellence continues. It also continues as a cultural and social key for and among young people, who I hope will be responsible and conscious consumers of the future. These summits also serve to understand that our way of operating will increasingly have to be emulated not only for the quality of our wine, but also for our commitment to a sustainable wine future."

During the opening day there will also be space for the presentation of the Assoenologi Awards. Saturday's work will begin as early as 9 a.m.: it will start by talking about Consortia, and then await, among others, the intervention of Minister Lollobrigida. The afternoon will, on the other hand, be dedicated to the much-awaited visit to Franciacorta wineries. The two-day congress will end with the Gala Dinner on Saturday, November 25.

Download the PROGRAM-76th-Congress_Def here.

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