As I noted here last week, I’m heading to New York this afternoon for Vino 2010, the largest Italian wine event ever held in the United States--or, for that matter, anywhere in the world aside from Italy. I received my final schedule yesterday, and it’s going to be a seriously interesting couple of days, filled with seminars and tastings that cover everything from the specific terroirs of Tuscany to the relatively little known Gaglioppo grape variety of Calabria. There’s even a dinner tomorrow night at Le Cirque that will feature the wines of Friuli. And, as is the case whenever I’m out of town for a wine-related trip, I will be blogging about it, and shooting video of it, throughout. I’ll also be posting updates on Twitter to @WineUpdate, most of which will turn into longer blog posts right here at UncorkLife.com later this week and next.
Also as I mentioned last week, don’t forget to tune in online for the live video stream of the special Virtual Vino panel discussion this Thursday morning, February 4th, at 10:00am, during which the impact of social media will be discussed and dissected by some of the field’s top experts. And if you have any questions for the panel, you can post them on Twitter to @Vino2010 and @JRvino2010.
In the meantime, I thought that this would be a good day to link up part 1 of a solid introductory video on Valpolicella that the Wine Spectator recently ran. (Click here for the video.) I’ll follow up with part 2 once it’s available, as well as with my own videos from New York. So stay tuned--there’s a lot happening this week. I’m getting thirsty just thinking about it.