Puglia Wine & Evo Roadshow

30/10/2015 October brings Puglia

October brings Puglia's wines and oils to Italy's two capitals, Rome and Milan, with the sixth edition of Puglia Wine & EVO Road Show - a programme involving the top wine bars of the two cities in promotional events organized by the Movimento Turismo del Vino Puglia.

The 2015 edition will start with two press conferences, an indication of this event's prestige: in Milan on Monday 21st September at the Hotel Baglioni Carlton presented by sparkling 'sommelier blogtrotter' Adua Villa and in Rome on Tuesday 22nd September at the Baglioni Hotel Regina with the special participation of 'State sommelier' Alessandro Scorsone. These two top wine authorities and the President of the Consortium Sebastiano de Corato will present the event to the public, journalists, wine bar owners, restaurateurs and experts and tell them about Puglia's wines and the passion of the region's wine-growers. To complete the evening - 'Panini di mare', a delicious aperitivo with the flavour of Puglia.

'The Movimento Turismo del Vino Puglia has grown a lot in the last year' says President of the Consortium Sebastiano de Corato 'with the arrival of new members, including both well-established and new wineries, who appreciate and trust the events the Consortium promotes. Thanks to funding from Measure 133 of the 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme, we are back again for the sixth edition of this event – continues de Corato – with the public in Italy's two most important markets. We are proud to present Puglia's rich wine growing culture and equally rich and delicious extra virgin olive oils, in this year which sees Italian agri-food on show at Expo 2015. '

Twenty-four selected wine bars in the two cities will host the event from 1st to 31st October. In rotation they will host the wines of members of MTV Puglia and the EVOs of the oil producers belonging to Buonaterra, the oil producers' association partner of Movimento Turismo dell'Olio. All month there will be promotional corners, theme showcases and daily tasting sessions dedicated to these two giants of Puglia's agri-food sector. A discovery and re-discovery of Puglia's most illustrious wines - Nero di Troia, Primitivo, Negroamaro -, and also many new wines, as well as excellent olive oils and the typical products of the region's outstanding gastronomic traditions.

Puglia does not only mean wines, but also extra virgin olive oil, and the precious 'green gold' is there to explore, taste, enhance and appreciate both on its own and in conserves. This is why in Milan, capital this year of international agri-foods with Expo 2015, the programme has been expanded. It now includes six Puglian restaurants, who will make excellent use of oils and wines, with typical menus accompanied by the wines from the participating wineries; the finishing touch to dishes will be the unmistakable flavor of Puglia's extra virgin olive oil.

Three thousand six hundred bottles from thirty producers belonging to the Consortium are ready to invade the two cities with happy hours and tasting events, and to tell wine lovers, wine bar owners, enthusiasts old and new about the two facets – tradition and innovation - of Puglia's wines from Daunia to the Salento. All participants will receive a simple but useful gadget - the 'Movinclick' drop stop, an invitation to download for free six Apps to discover Puglia's culture, places, faces, passion, territory, and wine and food. And if the apps are not enough, there will also be 'real' guides and promotional materials to take home and use in planning the next trip to beautiful Puglia.

All information and the latest updates about the event and other activities of the Movimento Turismo del Vino Puglia are available on the Movimento's social network profiles: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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