On Thursday 17th October 2013, returns to the Stazione Leopolda in Florence

La presentazione delle nuove Guide de l’Espresso

Pitti Immagine will be hosting the awards for the best Italian Wines and Restaurants for 2014

Stazione Leopolda

On Thursday 17th October 2013, the Stazione Leopolda in Florence will once again be hosting a special event dedicated to the latest edition of the Guide de l’Espresso.  From 10.30 a.m. the event will showcase the best Italian wines and celebrate the best Italian restaurants by presenting the new 2014 edition of these guides that, over the years, have become a reference point for contemporary winemaking in Italy and new Italian cuisine: “I Vini d’Italia 2014” (Guide to Italian Wines 2014) and “Ristoranti d’Italia 2014” (Italian Restaurants 2014). 
One of the new features for this edition is the special Club Excellence Wine Tasting.  The Club Excellence brings together all the most important national distributors and importers of quality wines and spirits.
The presentation event is organized by Pitti Immagine and the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana, under the patronage of the Comune di Firenze and with the collaboration of Acqua Sparea, Caraiba Luxury and Iper La grande i.  In the exceptional setting of the Stazione Leopolda, the day’s events will be presented by the President of Pitti Immagine, Gaetano Marzotto, the editor of the Espresso guides, Enzo Vizzari, the editor of the Espresso magazine, Bruno Manfellotto, and the two curators of the Wine Guide Ernesto Gentili and Fabio Rizzari. The layouts that will greet the guests are designed by architect Alessandro Moradei.
“The presentation of the new Espresso Guides has become an unmissable event for anyone working in the food and wine sector in Italy”, says Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine.  “We have supported and organized 11 editions of this event and consider it to be a very important promotional tool for top Italian wines and restaurants, two sectors that appear to be crisis-proof and are becoming increasingly strategic to the valorization and marketing of the territory.  Good eating and drinking are essential lifestyle elements: we at Pitti have studied this sector for a number of years through our fair Taste and have also investigated the increasingly popular forms of contamination between food, wine and fashion – all outstanding qualities of Italian style”.  
For the calendar of the events that will be held during the day, please download the Press Release here attached

We would like to thank Tuscan Excelsia for their collaboration.

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