Sparkling WINE Week 2020 Programme Day 1 Wednesday 1 July 2020: 13.00 a 17.30 Session 1 13.00 – 13.05 Welcome13.05 – 14. 00 Seminar: The Sparkling Wines of Italy. Speaker: Giampiero NadaliThe modern history of Italian sparkling wines was made by several gentlemen and their families, in different parts of the country, specially in Northern Italy with one exception in Sicily. Research and production of those wines started around 1850. It was a consistent pursuit to replicate the Champagne model that – in more recent times – became a rush to differentiate Italian sparkling wines by local terroirs and grapes and methods of managing the second fermentation. Diversity and technical skills are enabling Italy (from South to North) with the capacity to offer a rich and complex range of every kind of sparkling wines for every kind of customers. Session 2 14.15 – 15.15 Live interviews with Italian sparkling wine producers. Click on each producer to view their profile Zago Prosecco (Friuili Venezia Giulia, Italy) – Hic et Nunc (Piemonte, Italy) – Serena Wines 1881 (Veneto, Italy) Session 3 15.30 – 16.00 Seminar: Champagne popping out of Covid-19. Speaker Liz Palmer, Founder UpSocial Wine + Spirits Session 4 16.15 – 16.55 Live Interviews with Champagne producers. Click on each producer to view their profile: Wessman One (Champagne, France) – Baron Fuente (Champagne, France) Session 5 17.00 – 17.45 Live Interviews with sparkling wine producers. Click on each producer to view their profile: Ferre i Catasus (Cava, Spain) – Jasmine Monet Organic Sparkling Wine (Mendoza, Argentina) – La Pamelita (Vino Espumoso de Calidad, Spain) Day 2 Thursday 2 July 2020: 13.00 a 17.00 Session 1 14.00 – 14.45 Seminar1: Adventures in Fizz Speaker Anthony SwiftChampagne, Cava, Franciacorta and Prosecco may dominate the sparkling wine world, but there many other exciting top tier options to consider for import. Anthony Swift reviews the gold medal winners in the annual sparkling wine competition 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World. Seminar2 : Most exciting Cavas for 2020. Speaker Anthony Swift, Competition Director 50 Great CavasCavas you should consider for importing. A review of gold medal winners from our 2020 competition tasting to find the top 50 Cavas. Session 2 15.00 – 15.30 Live interviews with sparkling wine producers 460 Casina Bric (Piemonte, Italy) – La Pamelita (Vino Espumoso de Calidad, Spain) Sparkling WINE Week Online trade fair – an exciting addition to our Wine Pleasures events calendar. We’re putting on a wide selection of interactive sessions to attend over 2 days from 1 to 2 July 2020, focusing on delivering you the great insights you need to grow in the wine industry and to ensure you thrive now and in the future. At Sparkling Wine Week you’ll find live interviews with sparkling wine producers from around the world, videos and seminars from key industry professionals, providing you with the great insights you need to keep ahead of the curve, ways to virtually network with everyone in the industry, and a wealth of news and updates to prepare for the post-COVID-19 world. Until that time comes, we’ll help keep you bubbling with Sparkling Wine Week.