A guide to this autumn's food and wine experiences
28 Sep 2023
Tasting a good wine is one of the best experiences for learning about one of the most prestigious and representative aspects of Italy. Each region has its own labels, its own traditions and its own characteristic raw materials, which make this product unique and special.
Autumn is the season par excellence for tasting wine and, in fact, in this period there are many oenological events where you can find the best typical Italian products. We have prepared a guide to the best wine events in Italy, ideal for both enthusiasts and those who want to learn more about this world.
On 22nd October, the seventh edition of Fermento Milano will be held in Milan. This is one of the most important and renowned food and wine events in the sector. Palazzo Visconti, an elegant setting in the heart of the city, hosts a series of events to learn more about wine and get to know all its nuances.
It will be possible to attend masterclasses with the Consortia and various Entities for the promotion of wines, as well as participate in the tastings that will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the locations of the Winter Garden, the Porta Vittoria Room and Porta Ticinese.
Those who come from afar and want to enjoy the full experience can choose one of the many prestigious hotels in Milansuch as UNAHOTELS Mediterraneo Milano, a 4-star hotel located in one of the most lively areas of the city.
Venice - Back to the wine
Back to the wine is an event where wine enthusiasts can discover special labels and rarities in the sector. The philosophy of the event is precisely to focus on the craftsmanship of the products and the selectivity of the labels participating, as well as on sustainability in all phases of the production process.
The event will be held on 12th and 13th November in the modern facilities of Terminal 103 at the Venice Maritime Station, just a few steps from the sea. A prestigious experience where taste and knowledge of wines go hand in hand.
There is no shortage of places to stay in Venice and treat yourself to a special weekend: you could go to the Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze, located in the historic district of Cannaregio. The hotel building has been restored respecting authentic Venetian style and the rooms are notable for the atmosphere they offer guests.
Modena Champagne Experience
The calendar of wine events this autumn also includes the Modena Champagne Experience, the most important Italian event dedicated to this product. It will take place in ModenaFiere from 16th to 18th October and brings together major importers and historic maisons of the sector.
Here you can not only taste hundreds of different champagnes but also participate in dedicated masterclasses with top speakers and specialists.
ModenaFiere is just 45 minutes from Bologna, the ideal city in which to find a hotel to fully enjoy the experience. The UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro boasts an ideal location in the city centre, as well as a renowned restaurant and many services for a comfortable stay.
The UNAHOTELS Bologna San Lazzaro is located within a large park and has been recently renovated to guarantee a stay of the highest level.
In the beautiful setting of Taormina, fascinating in any season, the Taormina Gourmet is held from 28th to 30th October 2023. Now in its tenth edition, this culinary festival is one of the most important in all of Southern Italy.
Cooking shows, masterclasses and tastings will enable you to experience the best of local wines. Italian and international figures, chefs, sommeliers and masters of wine are expected to attend.
The UNAHOTELS Capotaormina is the ideal hotel for a top-class stay and to explore Taormina between tastings. The property boasts an enchanting location on the coast of Sicily and offers a series of unmissable services, such as the wellness centre and several restaurants where you can enjoy authentic Sicilian cuisine and all its flavours.
The coming months are full of events for those who want to discover all the faces of oenology and wine traditions. Culinary events, cooking shows and tastings of all kinds come to life in many regions, guaranteeing both enthusiasts and simple onlookers an unparallelled experience.