Wine Spectator: OperaWine Unites Top Winemakers for a Gala Tasting in VeronaJune 23, 2021
On Saturday, June 19, OperaWine gathered 186 top Italian wine producers for a gala tasting in Verona. It was the 10th edition of the event, created by Wine Spectator in partnership with Vinitaly, the national trade fair.
Normally, OperaWine kicks off Vinitaly, the nation’s most important wine trade fair. But for two years, nothing has been normal; the 2020 event was canceled, and Vinitaly will return in 2021 but not until fall—organizers have currently scheduled “VinItaly Special Edition” for Oct. 17-19. So the OperaWine tasting served as an important marker that life, and business, will move forward with enthusiasm and hope. Wine Spectator has more.—Thomas MatthewsSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.