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It's not Slow Wine Fair without masterclasses! Here are the tastings not to be missed, at BolognaFiere from 26 to 28 February

Six appointments between iconic appellations, foreign labels and extravagant bitters

31, Jan 2023

From the border wines of the Caucasus Valley, between Georgia, Armenia and Turkey, passing through the prestigious Champagnes of the Maison Lombard, up to the most representative denominations of Italian viticulture: these are just some of the tasting experiences reserved for professionals and enthusiasts who participate to the masterclasses of the Slow Wine Fair, the international event dedicated to good, clean and fair wine, organized by BolognaFiere with the artistic direction of Slow Food, on stage from 26 to 28 February.

Six in-depth appointments in which to get to know the wines of the Slow Wine Coalition, the international, inclusive and collaborative network that brings together the protagonists of the wine supply chain, taste the great red and white wines of France imported exclusively by Tannico, retrace important vintages for the history of Italian wine, such as that of 2010, through renowned labels of Barolo, Amarone and Brunello, but also exploring the fascinating world of bitters, the great novelty of this second edition, in which we give space to artisan products that enhance the Slow Food Presidia and local raw materials.

Here is a taste of the events, which can be booked on the Slow Wine Fair website.

Caucasus, the cradle of viticulture
Sunday 26 February at 1.30pm
It was launched in 2021, following the launch of the Manifesto for good, clean and fair wine and has since strengthened in numbers and ideas. Today the Slow Wine Coalition has over 1000 members from producers and enthusiasts who recognize themselves in a common philosophy, and is widespread in 37 countries. Among these, the Caucasus is not missing, in a masterclass that offers magnificent Georgian, Armenian and Turkish wines for tasting.

2010: the perfect harvest
Sunday 26 February at 3.30pm
There are some vintages that, thanks to an ideal weather and climate, border on perfection. 2010 was, for many wines, one of those thousandths and, although it is not a vintage so distant in time already today, also due to the enormous success it had on the overseas market, it has become very difficult to find bottles of these wines.
In this masterclass, the Banca del Vino of Pollenzo (Bra, Cn) therefore offers a great opportunity and opens its casket to lead the participants on a journey through three of the most prestigious and iconic denominations in Italy: Barolo, Amarone della Valpolicella and Brunello di Montalcino.

The great whites and reds of France
Sunday 26 February at 5.30pm
Thanks to the presence of very different soils and microclimates, 14 wine-growing regions and great vines, French wines are able to offer completely different organoleptic characteristics and sensations from area to area. In this masterclass, Tannico offers some great labels imported exclusively to taste the excellence of one of the countries with the oldest and most developed winemaking tradition in Europe.

The great tasting of Champagne Lombard
Monday 27 February at 1pm
The protagonist of this masterclass is the Maison Lombard, a company run by Thierry Lombard and his son Thomas, owner of 5.5 hectares of vineyards, mainly classified as Premier Cru, located in the western part of the Montagne di Reims wine-growing area. Thanks to Tannico, we taste six great Champagnes vinified from 100% Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, expressions of the mineral identity of each individual terroir.

The world of bitters at the Slow Wine Fair
The discovery of the world of bitters begins in the Abruzzo mountains, where the gentian of Scuppoz is born, a historic family-run company in Abruzzo that has been producing liqueurs since 1982, enhancing the craftsmanship and quality of the typical products of the region. In the masterclass on Sunday 27 February at 3 pm, we discover the history of this product linked to the Abruzzo tradition, tasting one of the company's cornerstones: the Genziana delle Pecore.
We then move to Niscemi, in Sicily, where the Paesano company enhances the island's raw materials with its liqueurs and bitters. These include the Niscemi artichoke, a Slow Food Presidium, of which the company uses only the heart and stems, the most valuable parts, to create a unique product of its kind, offered for tasting in the masterclass on Monday 28 February at 1 pm dedicated to Sicilian bitterness.

Slow Wine Fair Tips
The masterclasses take place over the three days of the event and are open to professionals and enthusiasts. The purchase of a masterclass on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28, reserved for operators in the wine supply chain, also allows enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase admission to the event in these days. Just write to

From 20 January to 14 February enthusiasts can also access the San Valentino Promo, which entitles them to unmissable discounts on entrance tickets, discounted rates for rail transport and interest

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