The annual Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow showcased an exquisite collection of fine wines from Italy’s renowned wineries and wine estates in Singapore on May 6.
The annual show is an important international event on the calendar of the wine fraternity, trade and wine lovers in Singapore.
More than 60 illustrious Italian wineries gathered at the iconic CHJIMES Hall to present notable wines.
Several distinctively splendid wines that were showcased bear the Tre Bicchieri (three glasses) mark which is the worldwide-accepted benchmark award and indisputable symbol of excellence in quality. The Tre Bicchieri distinction is also highly regarded as the criteria for access into some of the most eminent wine monopolies on the globe.
Steeped in wine producing that dates back many centuries, Italy has long secured an international reputation for producing an array of quality wines which are highly regarded by wine connoisseurs. At the Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Roadshow’s stopover in Singapore, visitors were feted with rows of tasting tables offering around 300 types of wines.
Four wine and Prosecco Masterclasses were hosted by Mr Marco Sabellico (below), Gambero Rosso’s wine expert and Senior Editor-in-Chief of the authoritative Vini d’Italia Wine Guide. He led trade visitors and wine lovers on a journey in discovering the characteristics of signature wines from 22 Italian wineries and wine estates.
According a Euromonitor International 2018 report, the online retailing of wine in Singapore was the fastest-growing off-trade channel in 2017, with its convenience appealing to an increasingly busy and internet-savvy consumer base.
Major online retailers entice wine players to sell on their sites by offering competitive packages, which allow players to earn higher margins. Given such a healthy business environment for wines, Singapore presents itself as a burgeoning hub for the wine business in Asia, as well as a thriving conduit for Italian wines producers, distributors and merchants to access the region.
Since March this year, Gambero Rosso has been travelilng around the globe to present its annual celebration of Italy’s finest wine craftsmanship, with visits to the major capitals of the world scheduled till November.
Prior to the stopover in Singapore, the show visited cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico, Dusseldorf, London and Beijing.
Established in 2007, Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow has firmly become a strategic platform for penetrating emerging markets and grasping new business opportunities.
Italian wine offerings are rich and have a wide selection.
In 1986, Gambero Rosso made its first appearance as a food-and-wine focused weekly supplement in the daily newspaper Il Manifesto. The year after, the first Gambero Rosso wine guide was printed.
In 1999, the first thematic television channel in Europe, Gambero Rosso Channel, was founded, soon followed by the Città del Gusto, the schools, a master programme, and the public stock offering in November 2015.
Today Gambero Rosso is the publishing and training leader in Italy in the field of wine and food. In Italy, Gambero Rosso has established Città del Gusto sites in seven cities (Rome, Milan, Naples, Lecce, Catania, Palermo and Torino, and several schools abroad where courses at amateur, professional and managerial levels are held along with gala tastings and other wine-related events.
The Vini d’Italia Wine Guide is translated into Chinese, Japanese, English and German. The Gambero symbol of wine excellence, Tre Bicchieri (three glasses), has become the benchmark award, and an unquestioned reference point, a guarantee of premium quality all over the world.
It has even been chosen as the criteria for access into some of the most important wine monopolies in the world. Alongside the Italian monthly, Gambero Rosso Wine Travel Food is the international magazine in English, read by experts and wine enthusiasts all over the world.