This year, 2017, I plan in-depth visits (some for the first time, some for the second, or… tenth time) to the following regions over the six months I’ll be there. This will mark more than a dozen trips to Italy since 1991, most for 1-3 months each. At this time, they include:

  • Verona/VinItaly/Veneto (likely 7+ days)
  • Trento/Adige (likely 5+ days)
  • Sicily/Etna/Vittoria (likely 25+ days)
  • Tuscany/Chianti/Montalcino/etc.(likely 35+ days)
  • Piemonte/Barolo/Barbaresco/Alto Piemonte (likely 40+ days)
  • Lombardia (likely 4-5 days)
  • Umbria (likely 4-5 days)
  • Campania (likely 4-5 days

The rest of the time, approximately 55 days, will involve weekends, a few National holidays (i.e. times I can’t work, meeting with winegrowers), and quick trips/visits to Liguria, Val d’Aosta, Emilia-Romagna and maybe even Puglia to see friends and to also have first-time visits with some winegrowers at their estates.

If you’re a wine professional that specializes in the wines of Italy, or if you’re a winegrower in Italy, and you have some advice or questions, please contact me at winestrategies@gmail.com