Among the prominent personalities who will speak there is also Maestro Beppe Vessicchio.
The association Travelers
in partnership with Visit Italy
, the online guide to Italy and with the patronage of the City of Taurasi, organize the first edition of the "Christmas Wine Fest
" to celebrate the excellence of the Irpina culinary tradition starting with the great wine Taurasi.
The event will take place every weekend from 6 to 22 December in the medieval village of Taurasi and the program is full of suggestions, with exceptional artists and shows of international scope.
During the entire event, precisely in the rooms on the second floor of the castle, will be set up a special "AREA TALKS
" by the MAVV Wine Art Museum
of Portici with free meetings with limited access, where the major experts in the field and protagonists of the world of wine will intervene. All the meetings will be introduced and moderated by Eugenio Gervasio
and Noemi Gherrero
Here is the complete program of the Talks Area:
Saturday, December 7, from 11 am to 1 pm:
“THE TOURISM OF WINE”
They're participating: Maria Paola Sorrentino (Movimento Turismo del Vino), Valentina Carputo (Associazione Donne del Vino), Milena Pepe (Movimento Turismo del Vino), Daniela Mastroberardino (Associazione Donne del Vino), Valentina Cervigno (Associazione I Locomotivi), Giuseppe Festa (Ricerca e Docente Unisa), Nicola Di Iorio (Presidente del Distretto L'Irpinia del Principe e dei 3 Re), Giovanni Maria Chieffo (Presidente del GAL Irpinia), Cesare Monaco (Presidente Proloco Taurasi).
Saturday, December 7, from 15:00 to 17:00:
“THE TAURASI, SOVEREIGN OF THE SOUTH”
Participants: Antonio Tranfaglia (Mayor of Taurasi), Oreste Pietro Nicola La Stella (President of the Chamber of Commerce of Avellino) Stefano Di Marzio (President of Consorzio di Tutela Vini d'Irpinia), Luigi Moio (Professor DiA Unina), Nicola Di Iorio (President of the District L'Irpinia del Principe e dei 3 Re), Antonio Caggiano (Cantine Caggiano), Sabino Guerriero (Antica Hirpinia).
Sunday 8 December, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m:
“THE REVENGE OF SOUTHERN WINES BETWEEN INNOVATION AND TRADITION”
Participants: Angelo Forgione (Writer), Antonio Tranfaglia (Mayor of Taurasi), Floriano Panza (Mayor of Guardia Sanframonti), Francesco Castagna (Innovator, CTS Italian Wine Union), Peppe De Nicola (Co-founder of Fondazione Ampioraggio), Francesco Paolo Russo (Startupper, General Manager ANGI), Antonio Pescapè (Director of Digital Academy), Raffaele Castagna (Managing Director Accenture Oracle Business Group).
Saturday, December 14, from 11 am to 1 pm:
"THE HARMONIES OF WINE"
Participants: Peppe Vessicchio (Composer and Conductor), Michele Scognamiglio (Writer, Specialist in Food Science and Clinical Biochemistry).
This will be followed by "Harmonisation of Wines" conducted by Maestro Peppe Vessicchio with the participation of the historic wineries of Taurasi, including Antonio Caggiano, and excellent tasters such as Alessandra Clemente (City Councillor of Naples) Annito Abate, Vincenzo Mercurio, Carlo De Vito.
Saturday, December 14, from 15 to 17 hours:
Participants: Antonio Tranfaglia (Mayor of Taurasi), Piero Mastroberardino (Full Professor of Business Economics Unifg, Economist and Entrepreneur of Wine), Roberto Di Meo (Art Wines Association), Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio (President of Univerde Foundation), Matteo Lorito (Director of DiA Unina), Pierluigi D'Ambrosio (Tourism Councillor Taurasi).
Sunday 15 December, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m:
“CONSCIOUS DRINKING AND HEALTHY NUTRITION, OBJECTIVE WELLNESS PROFESSORSHIP UNESCO”
Participants: Anna Maria Colao (Professor Unina Chair Unesco), Daniela Mastroberardino (Vice President National Association of Women of Wine), Ettore Novellino (Professor Professor Unina), Matteo Lorito (Director DiA Unina), Antonio Limone (Director General Institute Zooprofilattico del Mezzogiorno), Annito Abate and Angelo Maglio (AIS Avellino), Francesco Bellofatto (University Professor, Coordinator Campaign "Drinking Aware" by MAVV).
Saturday, December 21, from 15:00 to 17:00
with AIS and gourmet restaurants;
Sunday, December 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“PICCOLI, GRANDI PRODUTTORI D’ECCELLENZA"
Inside the rooms of the castle the Talk will be animated with the participation, performances and exhibitions of young artists, supported by Gaia Energy, such as Petra Scognamiglio, Greg Palumbo, Francesco Emanuele Di Iorio, Antonio Caggiano, Davide Montuori. The artistic direction by MAVV will be taken care of by Claudio Niola while Francesco Bellofatto will take care of the contents and the editorial coordination of Wine Experience.
All meetings are free with limited access, to book your place click here.