Forever Young!

The last day of Vinitaly (Wednesday, March 25) was filled with excitement. As you may remember, the day before, we participated in the Young to Young tasting. A late evening phone call informed us that was chosen for best communication of that event. Hip, hip, hooray!

And the winners of each of the three days were invited to lunch with none other than Paolo Massobrio and Marco Gatti of Il Golosario fame!

IMG_6294Excitement is in the air when a table is laden with crystal and silver…


The luncheon was spectacular, and we blogging folks were seated at the table of honor with Stevie Kim (Managing Director, Vinitaly International), Giovanni Mantovani (Managing Director of Veronafiere), and Ettore Riello (President of Veronafiere), along with Paolo Massobrio, and La Stampa newspaper, which helped sponsor the event.



The award ceremony was both thrilling and humbling.

You’ve come a long way, baby!
Stevie Kim with Steve Raye of Bevology Inc. and yours truly, of course

The sommeliers were at our beck and call.

Paolo Massorbio (left) and Marco Gatti (right) of the Papillon Club (the Bow Tie Brigade, you might say) in the company of sommeliers of the Italian Association of Sommeliers. Bravi!


We were served a spectacular meal. Don’t believe me? Take a look:


And I was much too distracted by all the fun to take a picture of every course!

The party’s over, it’s time to call it a day…

The remnants of a memorable lunch. Coffee, straight up and center


Until dinner time, that is.

Stay tuned for the final reports on Vinitaly 2015 and the Gala Dinner of the Women of Wine!


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