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Lambrusco Day: on June 21st we toast with Emilian bubbles – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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On the summer solstice the Lambrusco Protection Consortium prepares to celebrate. On June 21st the Before Italian edition of the “World Lambrusco Day” which will take place in Matera: a location of unique beauty, which stands out for the combination of culture, history and identity. The event, which counts on the Sponsored by the Municipality and Province of Matera, the Basilicata Region and Enoteca Lucanawill consist of several moments spread over two days: 21 and 22 June.

June 21st: Lambrusco is social

Throughout the day June 21st and in the days immediately following, wine lovers and enthusiasts from all over the world will be able to share your toasts based on Lambrusco wines through social media using the hashtag #wld_lambrusco and mentioning the official profile of the Consorzio Tutela Lambrusco on Instagram (@consorziolambrusco). The Consortium will be happy to relaunch the contents on its channel, with the aim of animating social media with the joy, energy and colors of Lambrusco.

June 22: open tasting

The A tasting will be held on June 22nd open to the public upon registration, in the history Malvinni Malvezzi Palace. Starting at 9.30am and until 12.30pm enthusiasts and operators will be able to taste the over 70 Lambrusco wines on offer and get to know the sixteen producers from Modena and Reggio Emilia who will personally participate in the event, each with their own stall. From the most popular sparkling wines to refermented in the bottle, from the Martinotti Method to the Classic Method sparkling wines, those present will be able to have an overview of all the interpretations that the Lambrusco universe offers on the market today. To complete the program, there will be the opportunity to taste the Parmesan Cheesea leading protagonist of Emilian agri-food, offered in different seasonings.

Also scheduled during the tasting stand is the masterclassesThe colors of Lambrusco”, edited by Filippo Bartolotta – wine educator and author of Italian and international sector magazines.

World Lambrusco Day” is an important event for our Consortium, an opportunity that will allow us year after year to take our bubbles around Italy and the world”, explains Claudio Biondi, President of the Lambrusco Protection Consortium. “For 2024 we have chosen a one-of-a-kind city: Matera. The event will attract a varied audience of enthusiasts, press and sector operators who, thanks to a program full of in-depth information, will be able to discover our denominations, get to know the producers present at the event and taste the different expressions of Lambrusco, understanding their characteristics”.

“The territory remains a central point in our promotional strategies, but we believe it is important for a wine as widespread as Lambrusco to leave its regional and provincial borders to meet its public where this public lives, tastes and chooses the wines to bring on the table” he adds Giacomo Savorini, Director of the Lambrusco Protection Consortium. “Many of the people who get to know our wines in this way often then plan visits to Emilia to delve deeper into the themes and wineries that have most impressed them.”

Franciacorta is the official Michelin Guide partner for the USA – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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An enthusiasm also shared by Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guide: «I am happy that our collaboration with Franciacorta can extend to the US market, toasting together the extraordinary successes of chefs and the restaurant sector in all our destinations, commented Poullennec. “Our shared values ​​and commitment to promoting the food and wine sector demonstrate that this collaboration represents the perfect combination to bring to the ever-growing US food scene.”

The collaboration between Franciacorta and Michelin has also received the positive opinion ofAmbassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia: «I am pleased and proud of this new collaboration between Franciacorta, a symbol of Italian excellence in the wine sector, and the prestigious Michelin Guide in the United States. This collaboration will increase the American public’s appreciation not only for Italian wine, already much loved, but also for the Made in Italy philosophy that Franciacorta perfectly embodies, for our ability to uniquely combine tradition and innovation, giving priority to well-being and sustainability, offering extraordinary quality and, in the food and wine sector, unparalleled taste.”

Franciacorta and the States: esteem is renewed

Not only the precious collaboration with Michelin: Franciacorta is in fact a partner of Emmy Awards, a prestigious event for American television that celebrates the industry’s greatest hits and most talented artists. The growing success of television has attracted international actors from the world of cinema and theater in recent years, creating an increasingly loyal global audience. The 76th Emmys will be held in Los Angeles on September 15.

Celebrity Wines, the documentary film on the VIPs of Italian wine – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Celebrity Wines, the documentary film on the VIPs of Italian wine


2. Al Bano Carrisi, the authentic Apulian

Not far from the Ronn Moss estate, there is also Al Bano Carrisiwhose wines are already better known (as well as larger, in terms of bottles) given that the first harvest dates back to 1973.

3. From the set to the Roman hills: Gianmarco Tognazzi

Following, in Lazio, near Velletri, Gianmarco Tognazzi, who called La Tognazza his father Ugo’s country house, transforming it into a young and fresh wine company, starting with the very pop labels. «One of the craziest, most brilliant explains Esmeralda. «He himself defines his oenological relationship with wine as very “eno” and “not very logical” adds Giacomo.

4. From the F1 circuit to Abruzzo: Jarno Trulli

From cinema to music to sport. After 15 years in Formula 1 with the Minardi, Prost, Jordan, Renault, Toyota and Lotus teams, Jarno Trulli – born in 1974, 256 grand prix in Formula 1 – has returned to his native Abruzzo to join a project to relaunch Podere Castorani. «Thanks to the Formula 1 technicians, he brought his technical knowledge to the world of wine, also applied to his orchard says director Arrigoni.

5. From stage to country life: Sting and Trudie

A little further north, in Tuscany there is the couple Sting and Trudie Tyler, who with Palagio have established themselves in the wine world without much apparent effort, thanks to the technical support of star winemaker Riccardo Cotarella. «One of the most beautiful moments we experienced during filming was immersed in nature, at Sting’s house, where they offered us a beautiful lunch in the middle of their park recalls Spadea. «Theirs was a sort of falling in love with the Palagio vineyards, which they experience as a “give back”, to reciprocate what they received from Italy in a difficult moment in their lives, today just a memory says the director. And if the pairing suggested by Cotarella with their Sangiovese Riserva is the truffle pasta loved by Trudy, Sting prefers to pair his pure Merlot with a nice roast chicken.

6. From the kitchen to the countryside: Carlo Cracco and Rosa Fanti

Perhaps the most “obvious” couple, but only due to their proximity to the sector, is that of Carlo Cracco and his wife Rosa Fanti, who two years ago decided to purchase the Vistamare agricultural company in her country of origin, Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna: 16 hectares, of which 6 are orchards, such as apricots, peaches, cherries and persimmons. During filming Carlo Cracco also suggested a pairing with their wines: spaghetti, sea urchins and coffee with passito wine. «Then in the interview he will also talk about his favorite dishes adds Spadea.

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