Gambero Rosso hits New Zealand
Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Roadshow live in Auckland on May 29
The Top Italian Wines Roadshow – 14th edition – will be in New Zealand for the first time.
On May 29th Gambero Rosso team and 30 eminent Italian wineries will host an exceptional event in Auckland at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Located in Westhaven, is one of the most illustrious boating clubs of the world (it dates back to 1871), and is the Home of the America’s Cup.
This event reinforces the historical ties between this two wine producing countries: not many in fact remember that at the dawn of the New Zealand wine history, in 1895, the Italian viticulturist Romeo Bragato was hired by the Government to explore the country and assess its potential.
The programme will take place during the day and features a walk around tasting with more than one hundred exceptional wines from the classic terroirs and denomination of the Peninsula. An occasion not to miss!
About Vini d'Italia 2022
Solidity, vitality, enthusiasm. This is the picture that emerges from the 35th edition of the Vini d’Italia 2022 guide: Italian wine today is capable of showing off widespread quality in all regions at a level that surprises even the most experienced taster. Vini d’Italia guide is the result of a year of work by an expert team of tasters who have travelled the country interviewing producers and visiting wineries. The guide reviews 2,634 wineries and a total of 25,417 wines, awarding the classic scores ranging from 1 to 3 Glasses according to the quality of the label. The level of maximum quality is growing with 1,982 wines reaching the finals, and 476 that have won the coveted Tre Bicchieri recognition. Despite the adversities created by the pandemic crisis, manufacturers have demonstrated numerous positive results and good planning skills for international expansion. Vini d’Italia is translated into German, English, Chinese and Japanese. Available on Apple and Amazon.
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND YACHT SQUADRON
181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1011
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM | WINE LOVERS TASTING
4:00 PM | TOP ITALIAN RESTAURANT AWARDS
About Gambero Rosso
Gambero Rosso, the most important multimedia brand in the Italian food and wine world, celebrates its 36 years of activity. In 1986, Gambero Rosso took its first steps as an insert in a daily newspaper, but by the next year its first Guida dei Vini went to print, the 1988 edition. After that, dozens of guides and books followed. In 1999, Gambero Rosso Channel, the first thematic television channel in Europe, began broadcasting. Shortly after, a constellation of the Città del Gusto sites was founded in Italy, followed by Gambero Rosso Academy in the rest of the world, with cooking classes for professionals and amateurs, along with courses about wine, journalism master programs, and seminars on restaurant management. Recently, the company was launched on the stock market. Meanwhile, a fascination with Italy has been growing in the world, a longing for its authentic products, and GamberoRosso events organized around the globe have multiplied. Since the first ones in 1990, the number of events on our international calendar has grown to over 40. They are above all, but not only, dedicated to wine, supported by the translations of the guide Vini d’Italia. That volume is translated in German, English, Chinese and Japanese.
About Top Italian Restaurants
On the international level, Italian cucina is living a golden moment. For appeal, variety, new openings, wides distribution. In large hotel groups, Italian restaurant dining is no longer one of the many, but rather the flagship place. At the same time the new openings dedicated to our flavours have tripled, while the buzz revolving around pizza is simply extraordinary, from the surprising global trend of Roman-style pinsa, to the new gourmet versions, while the success of Neapolitan pizza keeps on at full speed. The world wants Italy, products with local flavour, native grape varieties, new and surprising intensity: customers who cross the threshold of a restaurant want to cross our borders, marrying our style of enjoying the table. The work of mapping Italian flavour in the world continues at full speed, the Top Italian Restaurants guide celebrates its fifth edition, enhancing the experiences of authentic Italian taste abroad. Starting from restaurants, awarded with Forks, bistros and trattorias with Shrimps, wine bars and wine tables with Bottles, pizzerias with Slices; the rating is the classic Gambero Rosso one, from one to a max of three. Approximately 800 places are selected in the guide.