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Garage Wines Contest
Garage Wines Contest Sixth Edition - Meeting for amateur vintners
Sunday, June 21 2015 at Villa Lo Zerbino, from 10 am to 1 pm, under invite

When my friend Luca Risso launched Vino in Garage column we really didn't know how it would be received. But it took only a few months to realize that there was actually a fair number of fellow wine enthusiasts and, in a short time a stimulating debate about sharing responsibilities had begun. We don't really understand why "garage wine" sounds so funny in Italian, when the same term in France - "Vins du Garage" - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garagistes) indicates a specific category of wines considered rare and valuable. For them the important thing is not as much where the wine is made, but how: nurtured and cuddled with the maniacal care for which these micro-vintners are renowned. Certainly we didn't want to go that far; after all the French "garagistes" movement is actually composed of real producers with real (albeit small) farms.

Here is the amateur vintner ("garagista") we have in mind:

a) he/she is a true amateur
b) is a non profit wine producers
c) has no tax code number and is not backed by a commercial vinery

How it works

TerroirVino, along with Vinix Unplugged is an event characterized by the ability to involve the majority of the Italian wine & food blogosphere. It's a tasting moment of course, but it is also an opportunity to make direct comparisons and to establish relationships between the various actors in the industry. Thus we decided to create a little "contest" for amateur vintners to coincide with the first day of TerroirVino. All interested amateur vintners can submit their samples to the TigullioVino Commission (the same one that selects wines for TerroirVino), which will then select the best ones.

The amateur vintners selected by the Commission will be asked to participate in person at the final selection (Sunday, June 21 2015, the first day of TerroirVino) both with the commission at Villa Lo Zerbino. In the same spirit of utmost informality that characterizes the event, the winner will be awarded at the end of the day with a free exhibition stand at TerroirVino where they will have the honor (and the burden) of facing the opinions of bloggers and wine lovers, alongside with the professional producers.

All candidates should follow these rules:

  1. Applications are always open: just send an e-mail to: gwc@tigulliovino.it

  2. Wines for GWC must reach the Commission no later than May 10th, 2015
    Send samples to:

    TigullioVino.it - Commissione 4
    c/o MIMITALIA SRL (Luca Risso)
    Via alla Costa 24/a 17047 Vado Ligure (SV)
    Consegne da Lunedi a Venerdi dalle 09.00 alle 17.00
    Mobile: 328.8453540 (Luca Risso)

  3. Given the small amounts produced by amateur vintners, they should guarantee a minimum of 1 bottle for TigullioVino.it tasting panel (capped with silicone plug to avoid bad surprises) and at least 6 bottles for Terroir Vino.

Amateur vintners, don't be afraid, you're all invited!

Garage Wines Contest info:
Filippo Ronco and Luca Risso
Web: http://www.terroirvino.it
E-mail: gwc@tigulliovino.it
Cel. +39 347 2119450 Fax +39 06 233 220 684
Skype: filippo.ronco
Twitter: http://twitter.com/terroirvino (Tags: terroirvino #, # vuu, # gwc)


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