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The first Festa delle Donne del Vino 2017: over 70 events

21 Feb 2017
The first Festa delle Donne del Vino 2017: over 70 events

ON SATURDAY THE 4TH OF MARCH, FOR THE FIRST TIME AT NATIONAL LEVEL, THE EVENT DEDICATED TO WOMEN WHO DRINK, MAKE, SELL AND PROMOTE ITALY’S GREAT WINES. INVOLVING 12 ITALIAN REGIONS

A nationwide event held in 12 regions of Italy and in dozens of wineries, restaurants, wine stores and museums, where Le Donne del Vino are protagonists and look forward to seeing winelovers, men and especially women, to raise a toast with them, proposing an afternoon full of experiences and tastings.

“A festive way to show the feminine side of Italian wine” – explained chairwoman Donatella Cinelli Colombini. “The new stars of a traditionally male-dominated production sector get International Women’s Day 2017 off to an early start, giving people a chance to get to know them, displaying their talent and disseminating a culture of wine and responsible drinking”.

The event planned for the afternoon of Saturday the 4th of March (but there are those who will be starting in the morning), develops the national theme “Donne vino e motori” (Women, wine and engines). It challenges clichés and those who still believe that women are not particularly well-suited to activities linked to mechanics or to wine. In short, an elegant but transgressive way to draw attention to lots of very talented professionals united in the national association Le Donne del vino, which coordinates the communication.

The list of initiatives reveals the creativity of women. It’s no coincidence that wineries managed by women are already just the way the entire wine sector would like to be: with a university education, focussed on doc-docg wines, capable of exporting most of their wine, diversified and attentive to the environment.

All the events, with more details, will be published soon at www.festadonnedelvino.it and on the blog: www.ledonnedelvino.it

PIEDMONT
Events held in 16 wineries, wine stores and restaurants. ALESSANDRIA: Alemat – Elisabetta Ambrosione (Ponzano Monferrato), Enoteca Enoteck House – Elisa Baldizzone (Strevi), Marenco Vini – Patrizia, Michela and Doretta Marenco (Strevi), La Scamuzza – Laura Zavattaro (Vignale Monferrato), Tenuta La Tenaglia – Sabine Ehrmann (Serralunga di Crea), Villa Felice – Renata Cellerino (Cassine), Vineria Mezzolitro – Monica Moccagatta and Piercarla Negro (Alessandria). ASTI: Braida – Raffaella Bologna (Rocchetta Tanaro), Carussin – Bruna Ferro (San Marzano Oliveto), Cascina Castlèt – Mariuccia Borio (Costigliole d’Asti), Chiarlo – Laura Botto Chiarlo (Castelnuovo Calcea), Silvia Castagnero (Agliano Terme), Tenuta Tamburnin – Valeria, Claudia and Elena Gaidano (Castelnuovo Don Bosco). LANGHE: Cantine Ascheri and Osteria Murivecchi – Cristina and Maria Teresa Ascheri (Bra), Bruna Grimaldi – Francesca Poggio de Il Poggio di Gavi (Grinzane Cavour), Ettore Germano – Elena Bonelli (Serralunga d’Alba)

LOMBARDY
Event in cooperation with the Museo Millemiglia of Brescia: toast with the wines of Le Donne del Vino of Lombardy, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., during the museum opening hours. FRANCIACORTA: Maddalena Bersi Serlini, Bersi Serlini; Pia Donata Berlucchi, Fratelli Berlucchi; Lucia Barzanò, Il Mosnel; Giuliana Cenci, La Boscaiola; Cristina Ziliani, Guido Berlucchi; Daniela Codeluppi, Hostaria Uva Rara; Monique Poncelet Gussalli Beretta, Lo Sparviere. VALCALEPIO: Kettlitz Cristina, Castello Di Grumello; Balestrieri Buelli Vanna, La Rocchetta. OLTREPÒ PAVESE: Giovannella Fugazza, Castello di Luzzano; Ghioni Luisa, La Locanda dei Beccaria. LAKE GARDA: Prandini Giovanna, Perla del Garda; Tuliozi Stefanoni Chiara, Ricchi & Stefanoni. MILAN: Paola Longo, Enoteca Longo (Legnano); Bianca Malfassi, Enoteca Eno Club. BRESCIA: Anna Graziosa Massolini, Trattoria Croce Bianca (Vestone).

LIGURIA
Single event in GENOA: from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Salone Spazio Genova di Corso Italia, toast and tasting, with the wines and typical products of Liguria, in the company of the women that make them: Laura Angelini (La Pietra del Focolare, Ortonovo); Paola Calleri (La Vecchia Cantina, Salea); Chiara Formentini (Altavia, Dolceacqua); Eliana Maffone (Tenuta Maffone, Pieve di Teco); Serena Roncone (Podere Grecale, Sanremo). The restaurateurs: Paola Bisso (O Vittorio, Recco); Maria Pia Bogazzi (Ristorante Sottosale, Finale Ligure); Lorena Germano (Quintilio, Altare); Cinzia Mattioli (Doc, Borgio Verezzi); Pervinca Tiranini (A Spurcacciun-a, Savona); Mara Vasile (Ristorante Torre, Celle Ligure); with delegate Cinzia Tosetti.

FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
About fifteen vintage cars belonging to the Club Ruote del Passato will be going on a tour of the wineries around PORDENONE: Alberta Bulfon, Cantina Bulfon (Valeriano); Tenuta di Fernanda Cappello (Sequals) con Silva Delle Case del ristorante Al Belvedere; Agriturismo Ca Muliner (Azzano) with sommelier Isabella Deotto; Cantina Vigna Belvedere di Elisabetta Cichellero (Pasiano di Pordenone) and closing toast. In Portogruaro, wine store owner Claudia Vincastri (Vini e Liquori Sfriso), will be hosting a small-scale motorbike meeting. UDINE: electric cycling tour of Cantina Venica di Ornella Venica (Cividale), Cantina di Hilde Petrussa (Albana) and Ristorante Sale e Pepe di Teresa Covaceuszach (Stregna). Azienda Agricola Foffani – Elisabetta Foffani (Clauiano); Azienda Agricola Del Poggio – Cristina Cigolotti (Fagagna) and Ristorante al Ponte di Adriana Rizzotti in Gradisca.

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
Event in three restaurants which will be presenting a menu dedicated to women, pairing the dishes exclusively with wines made by Association members from Trentino Alto Adige: Locanda 2 Camini – Franca Merz (Baselga di Pinè), Locanda Alpina – Silvana Segna (Brez) and Ristorante Moja – Veronica Grazioli (Rovereto).

TUSCANY
Events in eight wineries and wine stores. SIENA: Casato Prime Donne – Donatella Cinelli Colombini (Montalcino), FLORENCE: Castello di Querceto – Maria Antonietta Corsi (Greve in Chianti), LUCCA: Enoteca Giulia – Giulia Franchi in Forte dei Marmi: event with Antonella D’Isanto of I Balzini in Barberino Val D’Elsa, Florence. GROSSETO: Fattoria La Maliosa – Antonella Manuli (Manciano), Distilleria Nannoni Grappe – Priscilla Occhipinti (Civitella Paganico). PISA: Marcampo – Claudia Del Duca (Volterra), Tenuta Riccardi Toscanelli – Nadia Negro (Pontedera). LIVORNO: Casone Ugolino – Vincenza Folgheretti and Paola Rastelli (Castagneto Carducci)

EMILIA ROMAGNA
Two events in BOLOGNA Podere Riosto – Cristiana Galletti (Pianoro) and in RAVENNA Villa Rota – Donata Calderoni (Piangipane).

ABRUZZO
The Festa delle Donne del Vino also extends to Abruzzo: the regional delegation is organising a toast to the future, with Le Donne del Vino and winelovers at Miglianico Golf & Country Club (CHIETI). At 5 p.m. “Salotto con Le Donne del Vino” and the guided tasting of the labels of 10 wineries: Valle Martello, Cantine Mucci, Tenuta I Fauri, Cantine Bosco Nestore, Chiusa Grande, Stefania Pepe, Vini Mastrangelo, Cantina Di Biase, Codice Citra and Rabottini. Participants: Jenny Viant Gómez regional delegate and journalist. Producers Katia Masci-Valle Martello, Valentina Di Camillo-Tenuta I Fauri, Stefania Bosco-Bosco Nestore, Marina Cvetic-Masciarelli, Maria Elena Carulli-Terre di Poggio, Martina Danelli Mastrangelo-Vini Mastrangelo, Aurelia Elisa Mucci-Cantine Mucci, Emilia Monti-Vini Monti, Marina Orlandi Contucci Ponno-Orlandi Contucci Ponno, Ersilia Di Biase-Cantina Di Biase, Stefania Pepe-Az.Agricola Stefania Pepe and Isabella Iezzi-Rabottini. Winery representatives Simona D’Alicarnaso-Citra and Ilaria D’Eusanio-Chiusa Grande. Restaurateurs Vilma and Nadia Moscardi-Ristorante Elodia. Journalists Cristina Mosca and Lisa De Leonardis. Sommeliers Graziella di Berardino, Lucia Cruccolini, Valentina Bianconi and Serena Trolla; export manager Anna Glotova.

Info: ledonnedelvinoabruzzo@gmail.com.

APULIA
Collective and themed events in six locations. FOGGIA: Marika Maggi, Cantina La Marchesa – Biblioteca comunale di Lucera. BARI: Marianna Cardone, Cantine Cardone, Marina Saponari dell’Associazione Dire Fare Gustare and Alessandra Lofino, journalist in Villa Carenza, Monopoli; Flora Saponari, Vignaflora, and Betty Mezzina, sommelier at Showroom Concessionaria Audi Magnifica, Triggiano. BRINDISI: Romina Leopardi, Tenute Rubino, Flora Saponari, Vignaflora, winemaker, and Lucia Leone, sommelier at Masseria Il Frantoio, Ostuni. LECCE: Giusi Terribile, Cantina Terribile, at Ristorante Corte Del Fuoco in Galatina. TARANTO: Sabrina Soloperto, Cantine Soloperto, Manduria.

CAMPANIA
Events throughout the region, accompanied by the hashtag #bevibene. The initiative “Bere consapevole e responsabile”: event held in 20 restaurants, offering aperitifs with the wines of Le Donne del Vino of Campania.

Participants
RESTAURANTS: Alosclub Restaurant (Ciolfi Gabriella), Il Cellaio Di Don Gennaro (Di Mauro Franca), Umberto (Di Porzio Lorella), Oasis Sapori Antichi Vallesaccarda (Fischetti Michelina), Antica Osteria Frangiosa (Fusco Annalisa), Veritas Restaurant (Galdiero Rosaria), Gli scacchi (Giuliano Maria Maddalena), Ristorante La Marchesella (Iodice Gena), Le Colonne Restaurant (Marziale Rosanna), La Casa di Ninetta (Sastri Anna).

WINERIES: Cantina dei Monaci (Coppola Maria), Cantine Famiglietti (Famiglietti Anna), Sclavia (Ferrara Lucia), Donna Grazia Vini del Vesuvio (Formisano Grazia), Le Vigne di Raito – Organic Wine & Tour – Amalfi Coast (Malanga Patrizia), Cerrellavini (Matrone Loredana, Salvatore Martusciello Wines (Martusciello Guida Gilda), Terredora (Mastroberardino Daniela), Cantine Scala 1830 (Palomba Maria), Tenuta Cavalier Pepe (Pepe Milena), Azienda agricola Mario Portolano (Portolano Maria Patrizia), Cantine Astroni (Russo Emanuela), Sorrentino Vini (Sorrentino Benigna), Antica Masseria Venditti (Verrillo Lorenza).

BENEVENTO: Women, wine and… 500 7.30 p.m. at Antica Masseria Venditti – Donna Lorenza Agriturismo, Castelvenere. AVELLINO: Ristorante Oasis Antichi Sapori in Vallesaccarda. A collective featuring chef Lina Fischetti and winemakers Milena Pepe (Tenuta Cavalier Pepe), Maria Coppola (Cantina dei Monaci) and Daniela Mastroberardino (Terredora). SALERNO: Le Vigne di Raito – Patrizia Malanga Azienda Agricola Biologica, Raito – Vietri sul Mare

SARDINIA
Open cellars, tastings and toasts. CAGLIARI: Valentina Argiolas (Argiolas, Serdiana), Elisabella Pala (Azienda Agricola Pala, Serdiana), Nicoletta Pala (Azienda Audarya, Serdiana), Cludia Pinto (Enoteca Vitis Viniferia, Cagliari), Alessandra Meddi (Cucina Eat, Cagliari) and Stefania Montisci (Terra Sasse, Cagliari). OLBIA: Laura Carmina (Tenute Muscazega, Luras). MEDIO CAMPIDANO: Roberta Pilloni (Cantie Su’entu, Sanluri).

SICILY
Le Donne del Vino of Sicily are holding two events for winelovers in TRAPANI, with two toasts: at 12 noon, on the theme “Donne, vino e motore del fitness” (Women, wine and the fitness engine), at Accademia Sport Trapani, in via dell’Acquedotto 11 in Erice Casa Santa, and at 6.00 p.m. “Donne, vino e motore della moda” (Women, wine and the fashion engine), at the boutique Stefania Mode in via Torre Arsa 27.

WHO ARE LE DONNE DEL VINO
Le Donne del Vino are a non-profit association which intends to promote the culture of wine and the role of women in winemaking. Founded in 1988, the association now has 750 members, comprising producers, restaurateurs, wine store owners, sommeliers and journalists.

Associazione Nazionale Le Donne del Vino +39 02 867577, www.ledonnedelvino.com info@ledonnedelvino.com

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