Top Italian wine trade event coming to Scotland

Borsa Vini Italiani 2017 will introduce licensees in Scotland to some “hidden gems” of the Italian wine industry as the top trade event prepares to visit Edinburgh on Thursday 16 March.

The free event, held at The Royal Scots Club at 30 Abercromby Pl 12pm – 6pm, will focus on the Italian regions of “Mezzogiorno”, including Campania, Calabria, Puglia and Sicilia.

Borsa Vini, which means “wine exchange”, will see selected importers bring the best of their Southern Italy wines selection to the on-trade audience.

Attendees can immerse themselves in the flavours and colours of Southern Italy in a tasting session led by wine connoisseur and writer Tom Bruce Gardyne (2.30pm – 3.30pm).

Italian wine continues to prove popular with UK customers; in the first quarter of 2016 Italian wine increased in value by 4.2% from the same period in 2015, making the UK the number two market in Europe for Italian wine imports.

Read more statistics about wine in the Scottish on-trade here.

Borsa Vini Italiani 2017 is organised by the Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK.

The aim of the two institutions is to promote trade and services between Italy and the UK extending business relations between the two countries.

To attend the free event and/or masterclass in Edinburgh RSVP to scotland@italchamind.org.uk. Places for masterclasses are limited and are assigned on first come, first serve basis.

For more information visit www.italianwines.org.uk

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