Presented by Franciacorta
Hosted by Wine Enthusiast Italian Editor, Kerin O’Keefe
Sustainability, research, terroir and passion are some of the most cherished topics in Franciacorta, a region producing great wines since the sixteenth century. Join Wine Enthusiast Italian Editor, Kerin O’Keefe, Silvano Brescianini, Franciacorta Winemaker & President of the Franciacorta Consortium, Laura Gatti, Franciacorta Winemaker & Vice President of the Franciacorta Consortium and Maurizio Zanella, Franciacorta Winemaker as they discuss region ideals and the distinctive characteristics of Franciacorta wines that make them stand apart from others.
Why You Should Attend: Discover how the quality of wines is still ensured by the Franciacorta method, an ancient art that perfectly combines the latest technology with the skills of local winemakers. Hear about sustainable winegrowing practices and how strong values drive winemakers to produce unique and enjoyable wines.
What You Will Learn: Learn what makes Franciacorta so interesting and different and uncover the intricacies behind each glass of this extraordinary Italian wine.
Original Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 2 PM EST
Duration: 30 Minute panel followed by a 15 min Q&A session
Italian Editor, Wine Enthusiast
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Prior to her appointment with Wine Enthusiast, O’Keefe, who moved to Italy in 1991, wrote regularly on Italian wine for Decanter, as well as for World of Fine Wine and on winesearcher.com. She is a former contributing editor for Wine News magazine, and is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (Veronelli Editore, 2005), a recipient of a Gourmand Wine Book Award. Her latest two books are Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy’s Greatest Wines (University of California Press, 2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: the King and Queen of Italian Wine (University of California Press, 2014).
Born in 1967 in Erbusco, in the heart of Franciacorta, Silvano Brescianini grew up in the cellar. His great-grandfather was a winemaker and produced wine long before Franciacorta was recognized as one of the most important appellations in the world. After a childhood spent in the vineyards, he became a sommelier and gained experience in the catering sector that brought him to lead his winery – first as a partner, then as general manager – and today to cover the role of President of the Franciacorta Consortium.
A Note From Our Sponsor: Welcome to Franciacorta. An extraordinary region, stretching into the Alpine foothills, rich in art and natural treasures. A desire to grow grapes in harmony with its environment, in line with natural and sustainability principles. An ancient culture yielding premium wines accompanies toasts and tastings, providing pleasure, lightness and joy. An inimitable lifestyle recognized across the world; a unique wine that adds sparkle to every moment.
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