Calici di Stelle in Lombardia: MTV regions meet in Milan for a special toast under the stars

25/07/2013 From the wines of the high mountain ranges in the Valle d

A very unique “Calici di Stelle” is slated for Friday, August 9 along the Alzaia Naviglio Grande in Milan organized by the Lombardia Movimento Turismo del Vino, which, for the first time, will be flanked by other terroirs: Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Liguria and Canton Ticino. The long tasting table, which will simulate a tour throughout the Italian northwest, will come to life in the enchanting atmosphere of the Navigli in Milan, one of the most popular areas in Europe visited by foreigners and by residents of Milan who remain in the city during the summer.

Wines corked for tasting will be from Valle d’Aosta MTV, Piedmont MTV, host region Lombardia, from Valcalepio to Franciacorta cellars, Botticino, Capriano del Colle, then heading towards Garda Lake, Lugana and the Colline Moreniche of Mantova and Lambrusco from Mantova, passing by the Oltrepo of Pavia and San Colombano in the Collina di Milano – wines from the Ligurian seaside, Ponente and Levante, finishing with merlots from Canton Ticino. Pairings sponsored by Alti Formaggi (Consortiums of Provolone Valpadana, Taleggio and Salva Cremasco) and by typical products of the represented regions will not be overlooked, including the delicious Fontina and anchovies from Liguria. At 11 p.m. a tasty “Spaghetti Feast à la Traviata”, inspired by Verdi, will delight the wine lovers’ palates with the finest nectar while they will await prize draws.

Guests can feast on Giuseppe Verdi’s most loved dishes in honour of the 200th anniversary of his birthday: the theme chosen for this edition at the “Verdi Dinner” which will take place in the garden of the Bellariva Restaurant, featuring tortelli stuffed with herbs, roast ham and amaretto semifreddo. Saint Lorenzo’s tears will not fall only one night, and in Milan and in Lombardia there will be many events like the one scheduled on Thursday, August 8 in participating wine shop “Vinosfera” in via Cagnola, with a rich aperitif while waiting for Calici di Stelle.

To further promote the link between “wine-territory”, “wine-culture”, “wine-tourism” and “wine-hospitality”, the National Movimento Turismo del Vino is relaunching “Calici di Stelle in the Cellar”. In the Oltrepo area of Pavia, the Bosco Longhino cellar is proposing an aperitif in its vineyards on August 10 with a tour of the winery followed by a candlelight dinner in the nearby agriturismo Ca Versa while in the Garda Classico, the Marsadri cellar is organizing a cultural aperitif with le Muse on Sunday, August 11.

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