Porto Cervo Wine Festival: the gems of Italian wine on the emerald coast

 

The Porto Cervo Wine Festival will take place from May 4 to 6, 2012 bringing together 60 of the best wineries of Sardinia and 8 other regions of Italy, from the most famous ones to the niche labels.

The event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Costa Smeralda (Emerald coast), which was founded in 1962 by Karim Aga Kahn IV and a consortium of businessmen who chose this stretch of the Sardinian coast to set up an exclusive resort. The main towns and villages, Porto Cervo, Liscia di Vacca, Capriccioli and Romazzino were built according to a detailed urban plan laid out by the Italian architects Michele Busiri-Vici and Luigi Vietti and the French architects Jacques Couëlle and his son Savin. The unrivaled beaches and idyllic bays, accredited by the name and network of the Ishmaelite Prince, quickly turned the area into a haven for the rich and famous.

 

Costa Smeralda

 

Apart from the wine tasting and possibility to meet with some of the best Italian wineries, the festival also offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the charming atmosphere of the Costa Smeralda early in the season, when it is at its best and not yet flocked with tourists.

The Wine Festival will also include various happenings and activities, such as the Workshop ‘Wine in the era of Facebook‘, where journalists and industry experts will be debating around the question “Can social networks and marketing really improve visibility for small and large producers and increase sales beyond regional and national borders?“, offering simple practical advice on how to best use Communication 2.0. Other happenings include book presentations and the ‘Encounters with Wine’.

Opening hours (wine tasting): 15:00 – 19:00. Admission: 10 euro.

 

 

Info: www.portocervowinefestival.com

 

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