Friday, January 19, 2018

Chablis: chardonnay coming from the cold

Chablis: chardonnay coming from the cold | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Siena (Italy), January 17, 2018 - Generally defined as the Chardonnay coming from the cold, Chablis wines are appreciated for their high acidity and longevity, often have a “flinty” as a signature note. A Chablis Grand Cru and 3 Chablis Premiere Cru were among the wines tasted.

Vito Donatiello participated in this exclusive Chablis Masterclass led by the great wine expert Mr. Andrea Briano for ONAV Siena.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Burgundy tasting: Faiveley, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Faiveley, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru tasting | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Shanghai (China), December 12, 2017 – Faiveley, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, bottle N. 2165 of a total 3495 produced on 2009 vintage, was the star wine tasted among other premium wines and fine food.

Vito Donatiello participated in this exclusive tasting dinner organized by Sonia Tan.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Gravner orange wine tasting

Gravner orange wine tasting | Vito Donatiello wine blog
Shanghai (China), November 27, 2017 - Vito Donatiello was invited to a very exclusive Gravner wine tasting hosted by Mateja Gravner, daughter of the legendary wine producer Josko Gravner, at Vinism Wine Bar.

Gravner’s orange natural wines are made by leaving the grape skin in contact with the juice for 6 months in large handmade terracotta amphora buried underground and later aged for a total of 7 years in barrels.
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

NihaoItaly private terrace wine tasting

NihaoItaly private terrace wine tasting | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Shanghai (China), November 26, 2017 – On a sunny Sunday afternoon and on a beautiful private terrace on Taikang Road, 11 wine lovers from China, Japan, Italy and Germany joined a wine tasting organized by NihaoItaly.

Italian sommelier Vito Donatiello led the wine class from basic of viticulture to Barolo appellation guidelines and then guided the tasting of Valpolicella Classico DOC (Venturini) and a Barolo DOCG (Terredavino).
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Decanter Shanghai 2017 Fine Wine Encounter

Decanter Shanghai 2017 | Vito Donatiello wine blog

Shanghai (China), November 18, 2017 - Vito Donatiello participated in the fourth Decanter Shanghai 2017 Fine Wine Encounter, a one-day wine tasting event quickly established itself as a must-attend event on China’s wine scene at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong.

World-class wineries joined Decanter event, from Château Margaux to the greatest wineries of Italy, Spain and Australia. More than 600 wines from around the world were available to taste in the Grand Tasting ballroom and a range of masterclasses were hosted by some of the world’s most prestigious estates.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Vito Donatiello awarded Italian Wine Ambassador

Vito Donatiello awarded Italian Wine Ambassador in China

Shanghai (China), November 16, 2017 – Vito Donatiello has been awarded the prestigious title of “Italian Wine Ambassador” for his outstanding contribution to Italian wine in Asia. Presented by Ms. Sofia Biancolin, President of DE.S.A. Deutschland Sommelier Association, the award recognises Mr Donatiello’s enduring efforts to develop wine culture in China.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Red as luck: Rod Smith MW Masterclass

Rod Smith MW Masterclass by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Shanghai (China), November 14, 2017 – Vito Donatiello was selected to participate on a very exclusive Rod Smith MW Masterclass. Invited by De.S.A. Deutchland Sommelier Association, celebrity Master of Wine Rod Smith conducted “Red as luck” Masterclass focused on red wines: during 2 hours, he shared his outstanding knowledge and guided the tasting of 12 wines from the Atlantic coasts to the warm Mediterranean Sea.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Top Wines Sold Online in China by Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Top Wines Sold Online in China by Italian Wine & Food in China blog | Vito Donatiello

Shanghai (China), October 30, 2017 – Vito Donatiello has been invited to Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee’s “China’s Top Wines Sold Online”. She announced the results of a comprehensive tasting (254 wines tasted blinded) of the most popular wines sold online in China in an invitation-only event held at M on the Bund lounge (Shanghai) which included a tasting of many of these top-rated wines sold online.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Interesting Austrian wine tasting

Austrian wine tasting by Wsana and Jorg | Vito Donatiello

Austria is a small mountainous country in central Europe enjoying a renaissance as a wine-producing nation. It is emerging as a model in quality and innovation, always focusing on clean, clear-cut, impeccable, consumer-friendly wine style.

If only one local grape has to mentioned, it will be the white Gruner Veltliner, the most planted variety (23%) with its clean, crisp, slight aromatic signature. The finest wines come from the famous Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal regions.

Seven different wines were tasted:
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

How large is Italian wine on Singaporean market?

Italian wine in Singapore by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Singapore import little over 3 million bottles of Italian wine, about 900.000 bottles of sparkling and over 2,1 million bottles of still wine.

Source: U.N. ComTrade