Vinitaly Russia’s 14th edition returns to Moscow to inaugurate the International Week of Italian Cuisine

Vinitaly Russia 2017

“VIA, with its high level of education, has helped me discover new dimensions of Italian wines in terms of their diversity. This has helped me expand our company’s product portfolio. Moreover, being an Italian Wine Ambassador gave me profound credibility as a wine educator. ” Nikolay Chashchinov

On the 20th of November—for the 14th year in a row—Vinitaly International will return to Moscow with Vinitaly Russia, gathering Italian producers and Russian importers in the exclusive location of the Lotte Hotel in Moscow. Inaugurating also a series of events on Italian wine in Russia on the occasion of the International Week of Italian Cuisine, Italian Wine Ambassadors from the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will take a crucial role in teaching several master classes on Italian wines.

This B2B event marks the hopeful recovery in a country still divided, on the one hand, by an exponentially growing wine culture and, on the other, by an on-going but slowly improving economic crisis. Russia has always been an important market for Italian Wine. This year in the first third quarter, according to the Italian Trade Agency, Italian wine has seen a promising recovery with an increase of +50% in volume and +54% in value. This favorable trend will be confirmed by the presence of Italian wineries gathered at Vinitaly Russia’s traditional Walk Around Tasting organized in collaboration with some of Russia’s top Italian wine importers and with event-partners Simple Wine News, Russian Cavist Association, Riedel, Norda, the Italian Embassy in Moscow and the Italian Trade Agency.

The Italian Wine Ambassadors from Russia, certified by VIA, will be the protagonists in explaining the quality and range of Italian wines…

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