Mooncakes are back for the Mid Autumn Festival!

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MOONCAKES from the Shangri-La Singapore! Long renowned for their superb mooncakes, this year Shangri-La is focussing on the classic flavours.

This year the iconic Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival falls on 10 September 2022 which is the 15th Day of the 8th Lunar Month or Chap Goh Meh. Savour exquisite mooncake creations from Shangri-La Singapore! There is a tasteful selection of limited-edition showstoppers including the bespoke Origin Bar Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes which pack a punch, the exceptional Shangri-La Mooncake Selection Gift Box with 50-year aged Mandarin Peel, and the elegant Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest to convey well wishes of good health. For the little ones, delight in an exclusive kid’s gift set with mini Oreo milk mooncakes housed in an adorable super-cute rabbit-shaped box. This is a reference to the Moon Rabbit.

The Origin Bar Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes come with a bottle of Moon Tipplers Cocktail! These unique creations consist of four Origin Signature Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes – a take
on the bar’s signature cocktail, each mooncake is filled with spiced pineapple marmalade, lime
zest, white lotus paste, white chocolate gin truffle, dry gin and vermouth; and the remainder are
created with inspiration from Negroni Cocktail, this delectable treat is filled with rich dark
chocolate paste, spiced chocolate rum, Campari and vermouth.

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There is a new baked flavour – Yam with Red Bean
and Shredded Coconut ($78 for a box of four)! Yam and red bean are blended to form a smooth as silk
paste, before shredded coconut is introduced to give the pastry a satisfying bite.

Also available are…
the popular Shang Palace Four Treasures ($85) and baked mooncakes classics such as the
Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with four, double and single yolk, and mixed nuts with chicken
ham. Each comes in a hexagonal box with four drawers, available in three colours of red, turquoise
and gold, and embellished with peonies that symbolise luck and prosperity. For the health conscious there is Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with 1, 2 or 4 Egg Yolks. The Mooncake skin is very thin at only 2mm and the Lotus Seed paste is very fine and velvety.

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Shangri-La Singapore’s mooncakes are now available for purchase online at bit.ly/SLSMooncake22, and from the Mooncake Specialty Counter at the hotel’s Tower Wing Lobby from 16 July to 10 September 2022.

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Shangri-La Singapore’s 2022 Mid-Autumn Collection includes:

1. Limited Edition Opulence – Origin Bar Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes 

2. Shangri-La Mooncake Selection Gift Box – For the Discerning Gourmands

3. Moon Rabbit Kid’s Mooncakes – A Cute and Nostalgic Treat for the Little Ones

4. The Return of Classic Flavours – Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest and Premium Mao Shao Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes

5.  Classic Favourites – Perennial flavours such as Yam with Red Bean and Shredded Coconut, Shang Palace Four Treasures, Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with Four, Double and Single Yolk

Dr. Michael Lim The Traveling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and carry on eating Mooncakes! Bon appetit!

Shangri-La Singapore

22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350

Tel:6213 4511

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Impossible Plant-based Meatloaf and Meatballs

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MEATLOAF and Meatballs!

Impossible Foods and TungLok Group’s BellyGood have launched an all-new line-up of Heat And Eat Meal Kits made using ImpossibleTM Beef Made From Plants, now available on BellyGood’s online store and RedMart.

BellyGood is a Halal-certified catering solution by the leading restaurant group, TungLok, and works with a team of award-winning chefs to craft delectable cuisines for all occasions. The Impossible x BellyGood platform features two delicious and convenient meals for busy home-chefs to enjoy that’s not only good for the plate but also our planet: 

  • ImpossibleTM Meatloaf with Mushrooms and Onion Truffle Sauce ($21.31): A juicy meatloaf made with Impossible™ Beef topped with mushrooms and a generous drizzling with fragrant truffle and onion sauce; and
  • ImpossibleTM Meatballs with Classic Tomato Sauce ($21.31)A delicious homemade Italian-style tomato sauce with tasty Impossible Beef meatballs slow cooked to perfection. 

Impossible Foods is on a mission to make plant-based meat accessible to everyone around the world, and BellyGood’s restaurant-quality meals are easy, tasty options that are nutritious and way better for the planet. A convenient option for that busy post-workday dinner –each meal serves 1 to 2 persons and is prepared easily, simply simmer in boiling water or reheat in the microwave to eat!

The Impossible x BellyGood Heat And Eat Meal Kits are made using the award-winning Impossible Beef Made From Plants, which cooks and sizzles like beef from cows. Impossible Beef contains no animal hormones or antibiotics and is gluten-free certified. Every 113g serving size of Impossible Beef uses 96% less land, 87% less water and generates 89% less greenhouse gas emissions — this means a saving of 7 square meters of land, 3 kg of CO2, and 84 litres of water for each serving consumed.

Save the world, eat Impossible Plant-based “Meat”!

The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and carry on eating!

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Mazzo Italian Ristorante

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MARVELLOUS Mazzo Italian Ristorante on trendy and lively Club Street. This cosy ristorante with a romantic ambience serves really nice Italian cuisine. Mazzo in Italian means “bunch”. Mazzo is helmed by GM Patrick Lopez, who was with Hyatt hotels for twelve years. The tasty offerings come in big man-sized portions.

Antipasti

I began with a gigantic Antipasti Platter which had Tomato and Mushroom Bruschetta, Arancini, Proscuitto di Parma, Ham, Mortadella, Golden Crispy Calamari Rings, Chicken Wings and Garlic Bread.

Chilled Ikura Pasta was next with Soft Boiled Egg and Julienne of Japanese Seaweed.Break the egg and mix it all up before you enjoy it. It went well with a glass of bubby lemony Italian Prosecco.

Octopus Leg, Crab Meat and more!

For the main courses, one of their signatures is Grilled Octopus Leg that is not overcooked so it is not rubbery.

The Crab Meat Tagliatelle garnished with Alfalfa Sprouts is also very tasty. The pasta is al dente so that is good.

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The big Mazzo 10 inch Pizza with lots of Pepperoni, perfumed Truffle and Spinach is also a winner

Do not miss the satisfying Pork Tomahawk which is very yummie and perfect for sharing with your loved one.

Delightful Dolce or Desserts!

It was a wonder I could still savour dessert but I could not resist the sexy Tiramisu with Strawberries and the luscious Chocolate Cheesecake garnished with Physalis and Ice Cream. The desserts are not overly sweet which is very good. Many are very health conscious now.

Buon appetito!

The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and carry on eating!

MAZZO Ristorante & Bar

54/56 Club Street, Singapore 069432

Tel: 62220089

Hours:

Tuesday4pm–1am
Wednesday4pm–1am
Thursday4pm–1am
Friday4pm–3am
Saturday4pm–3am
SundayClosed
Monday4pm–1am

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Specialty and Fine Food Asia 2022

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MARVELLOUS and exotic foods and beverages at Speciality and Fine Food Asia 2022. SFFA 2022 is back in Singapore after a 2 year hiatus due to the vile china virus wilfully spread by china worldwide. I found many unique products from Myanmar, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Rwanda, Australia, Indonesia and more!

Speciality & Fine Food Asia unveils 5-in-1 trade show for the F&B industry this June 22 to June 24, 2022.

With the addition of Speciality Coffee & Tea Asia, Meat & Poultry Asia and Food2Go alongside Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia, this year’s edition of SFFA is set to be a mega show of new products for the F&B sector. Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA), Southeast Asia’s leading trade show for artisan, gourmet and fine food and drink organised by international events organiser Montgomery Asia, announces its return to Singapore from 22 to 24 June. The fourth edition will also house co-located trade show Restaurant, Pub & Bar (RPB) Asia, and see the launch of three new co-located shows – Speciality Coffee & Tea Asia (SCTA)Meat & Poultry Asia (MPA) and Food2Go. SFFA will occupy nearly 6,200 square metres of Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre and is expected to host 5,000 in-person visitors and over 150 exhibitors showing new products and the latest industry innovations from Singapore and across the world.

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The Travelling Gourmet TM and Amelia Walsh, Australian Trade Commissioner.

Many Australian products like Wines and more were on display at the Australian Pavilion. There was Karibee Honey from Western Australia, Taka Gin infused with First Nations (aboriginal) native botanicals like eucalyptus gum leaf plus Jasper and Myrtle Chocolate with Cacao from Papua New Guinea. An unusual product was Circle Harvest Edible Insects Superfood which comprise crickets fed with fruit and vegetables. I have eaten Deep Fried Grasshoppers before in a Mexican Burrito. They are very crunchy! Trade Commissioner Amelia Walsh said: “AUSTRADE Singapore are excited to be back in person promoting some of Australia’s finest agri-products at SFFA in Singapore..

I also tried Coffee from Rwanda by Kawah for the first time and I liked the effervescent citrus profile wit the acidity of Kenyan coffee. The strong coffee is very smooth wth no bitter aftertaste. Made from Arabica Bourbon beans for more than 10 years, women account for 90% of the process of making this organic coffee from farm to cup. This coffee won ‘Best of the Best’ and ‘Coffee Lover’s Choic’e at the 2021 Great Taste World Competition. The producer assured me, “Rwanda is very peaceful now. Come and visit us.”

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I tried too Tanamera coffee from Indonesia which you can try at five Tanamera Coffee outlets in Singapore. I like the complex Toraja Pulu Pulu blend with Bergamot nuances.

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Delice Milk, Dark and White Chocolate from Uzbekistan

 

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Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines!

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 MARVELLOUS return of Gambero Rosso’s  

Top Italian Wines Roadshow to Singapore with

fine wines from 52 illustrious Italian wineries

Singapore is the first country in Asia to host the roadshow after a two-year hiatus!

Three Masterclasses on award-winning Italian wines hosted by Gambero Rosso’s esteemed wine experts

Singapore, 1 June 2022       Wine lovers and connoisseurs of the nectar of the Gods toasted the return of Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow this morning at the iconic CHIJMES Hall. The event, officially opened by His Excellency Ambassador Mario Andrea Vattani, Embassy of Italy in Singapore; hosted 52 illustrious Italian wineries and their collections of fine wines. Singapore was selected as the first country in Asia to host the return of one of the world’s most prestigious Italian wine shows, after a two-year hiatus caused by the vile china virus from the wuhan lab.

 

The annual show is an important international event on the calendar of the wine fraternity, trade and wine-lovers in Singapore as it showcases an exquisite collection of fine wines from Italy’s renowned wineries and wine estates.

 

Several distinctively splendid wines being 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.

 

With a history of wine-making that traces back centuries, Italy has long been a master of wine-making and is internationally reputed for producing wines highly regarded by wine connoisseurs. At the Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Roadshow, wine lovers and connoisseurs were able to partake in wine tasting from 52 renowned wineries representing Italy’s wine heritage at its pinnacle.

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Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM and Marco Sabellico, Senior Editor in Chief of Vini d’Italia Wine Guide

At the event, a total of three wine Masterclasses were hosted by amico mio Marco Sabellico, Gambero Rosso’s wine expert and Senior Editor-in-Chief of the authoritative Vini d’Italia Wine Guide. Mr Giuseppe Carrus, Junior Editor, Vini d’Italia Wine Guide was also present alongside Sabellico to bring trade visitors and wine lovers on an intimate journey in discovering the characteristics of signature wines from 52 Italian wineries and wine estates. I attended one of the Masterclasses and tasted 16 excellent wines.

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According to a 2022 Wine Report on Singapore by market research agency Statista.com, the revenue from the wine segment amounts to USD$740.00m in 2022, and that the market is expected to grow annually by 8.34% (CAGR 2022-2025). With such a projected growth, 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.

 

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 so rich and have a wide selection. To address this, the selections at Gambero Rosso represent a guaranteed way for promoting knowledgeable, attentive and curious developments of Italian territories. The basic framework employed comprises an extremely rigid selective criteria of quality used for decades by the Vini d’Italia Wine Guide. 

After the show in Singapore, the Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Roadshow will continue to travel around Asia and the rest of the world to present its annual celebration of Italy’s finest wine craftsmanship.

The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and keep tasting wines!

 

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Dine with a view at SKY 22

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MARVELLOUS SKY 22 in Courtyard by Marriott. Located on the 22nd floor there is a cheerful spacious ambience with blue skies and abundant natural light. The contemporary space stuns with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows featuring panoramic views of the Singapore skyline and nature reserve. Feast your eyes on the view while you dine. An amazing setting for a family dinner or social event, the all-day dining restaurant is decked out in warm and soothing shades with plush comfortable seating and open kitchens with live cooking stations. Helmed by humble and excellent Executive Chef John Chye, Sky22 delivers innovative dining experiences that inspire and satisfy your appetites and make you relaxed and happy.

My favourite dishes include meaty Braised Waygu Beef Cheeks in a rich Red Wine Sauce with Asparagus, Mushrooma and Fennel. The beef is so tender and moist and tasty. I also like the Kampong Chicken Leg Confit with Barley Risotto. The Barley Risotto has a very nice texture and creamy flavour. The chicken is also yummie! Another lovely dish is the Locally Farmed Kuehlbarra Barrmundi Fish.

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Wagyu Beef Cheeks

For dessert go for the tangy and zesty Crepes Suzette with Vanilla Ice Cream!

The Travelling Gourmet TM say: Keep calm and carry on eating!

SKY 22

Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena

90 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329568

Tel: 6378 2040

Hours: Daily 6.30am to 10.30pm

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Earth Month Plate to Planet Impossible plant based “Meat”

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MARVELLOUS planet friendly food for Earth Month!

This April, 2022 Impossible Foods is rolling out a series of #PlateToPlanet initiatives as part of their third Earth Month campaign in Singapore, designed to get Singaporeans talking about the connection between their food and the planet.

The #PlateToPlanet campaign will serve up answers to some of the biggest questions people have around climate change – from explaining the changes in our climate to debunking myths. With the goal of sparking conversations around the impact of our food choices on the planet, Impossible Foods hopes more Singaporeans will be inspired to turn back the clock on climate change by considering the environmental impact of the food on their plate.

The “Plate-To-Planet” content will be available across Impossible Foods’ social media platforms and displayed at restaurants Fatburger and Swensen’s. Impossible Foods has also teamed up with food delivery service Deliveroo and online grocery store RedMart to offer special promotions and exclusive merchandise during the month of April, including:

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SPECIAL OFFERS!

  • $2 off Impossible x Deliveroo menus: First 2,000 orders on Deliveroo can enjoy $2 off Impossible™ menus from FatBurger and Swensen’s. Fans can enjoy dishes like Swensen’s Rendang Impossible™ ($17.01), Garlic Aioli Impossible™ ($17.01) and Swensen’s Bagus Burger ($15.80), their delicious take on the famous Ramly Burger. For a great, classic burger, Fatburger is serving Impossible™ Fatburger ($15.90) – a juicy and tasty Impossible™ Beef Made From Plants patty topped with cheese, red onion, pickles, relish, mustard and mayonnaise, served on a toasted brioche bun with crisp lettuce and ripe tomato. Limited edition swag will also be given away with Deliveroo x Impossible orders, while stocks last.
  • $3 off Impossible™ Beef Made From Plants retail pack: The convenient, versatile 340g pack will retail at just $8.90 at major grocery stores NTUC Fairprice and RedMart from now till May 31, as well as at Cold Storage, Giant and Market Place stores and online via Cold Storage OnlineGiant Online from 1 to 30 April.
  • Limited Edition Impossible x RedMart Swag: First 1,000 orders on RedMart will receive an Exclusive Earth Month merchandise.
  • New Impossible™ Menu by Trapizza: The casual Italian beachfront restaurant located a few minutes’ walk away from Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa is the latest restaurant to offer Impossible Beef on its menu, following the success of the Impossible™ Spicy Pizza Bolognese ($27++) offered as a limited-time special in 2021. This year, the team will not only reintroduce the Impossible Spicy Pizza Bolognese but also debut new hearty Italian dishes like Impossible™ Lasagna ($26++) with Impossible Beef, tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, bechamel and basil, and Impossible™ Burger with charcoal-grilled Impossible Beef patty layered with tomato, onion, lettuce and cheddar cheese, and served with potato wedges.

Laurent Stevenart, General Manager, Singapore & UAE, Impossible Foods, said enthusiastically, “Few people realise that what goes onto our plates is deeply tied to the health of our planet. Following the success of our first two Earth Month campaigns, we’re shifting gears this year to focus on showing Singaporeans why they should eat plant-based – and not just because it’s delicious or has the same meaty flavour that they love. Our goal is to get more people to start having these important conversations about how our food choices impact our planet, and the small steps they can take to preserve nature.”

Delicious for you and great for our planet! 

Animal agriculture uses more of the earth’s resources than any other industry on the planet and is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gasses. In fact, a whopping 45% of Earth’s land surface is used for grazing livestock, raising livestock, or growing crops to feed them. 

By eating meat made from plants instead of meat made from animals, consumers can drastically cut down their personal carbon footprint, save water and help ensure that our planet is here for future generations. A 113 g serving of Impossible Beef Made From Plants uses 96% less land, 87% less water and 89% less greenhouse gasses compared to ground beef from a cow. This translates into 7 square meters of land, 3 kg of CO2 equivalents and 84 litres of water.

In 2021, Singaporeans set a new Earth Month record by choosing Impossible Beef over ground beef from cows. Collectively, the nation saved an equivalent of over 708,863 square meters of land, more than 303,798 kg of CO2 and over 8,506,360 litres of water. This is comparable to:

  • The estimated land area of 99 soccer fields or twice the size of Singapore Sports Hub
  • The greenhouse gas emissions of more than 1,380,900 km driven in a medium-sized car
  • More than 3 Olympic size pools or the water footprint of 28,166 baths in a standard bathtub

The Travelling Gourmet TM say: Keep calm and carry on eating to save the world! Yum! Yum!

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Vinitaly in Verona 2022

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MARVELLOUS city of Romeo and Juliet from 10 to 1 April 2022.

WINE (VINITALY OBSERVATORY-NOMISMA WINE MONITOR):
9 OUT OF 10 ITALIANS DRINK WINE – HIGHER THAN PRE-COVID FIGURES
MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ENJOY WINE (RESPONSIBLY) AND REDS ARE THE SYMBOL OF BABY BOOMERS, WHILE WINE
MIXES ARE INCREASINGLY POPULAR
(Rome, 30 March 2022) Just as before, but even before: appreciation of wine among Italians remains very high – and
actually even higher than in the pre-china virus period. Over the last year, 89% of Italians drank wine – an increase compared
to three years ago – mainly as a result of a surge among young adults, the protagonists of a moderate and responsible
approach. This is highlighted by the latest “Italians and Wine” survey, presented today in Rome during the press
conference for the 54th Vinitaly by the Vinitaly Observatory-Nomisma Wine Monitor, which sought to compare the
relationship between Italians and wine with a survey very similar to the one conducted in 2019.
What emerges is a picture of unchanged passion for the prince of drinks in Italy linked with increased curiosity among
young people. Compared to 2019, Generation Z and Millennial consumers (18-41 years old) expanded considerably in
terms of numbers (from 84% to 90%) but not in quantity, while the incidence for Generation X consumers remained
unchanged (89%, 42-57 years old) and the share for Baby Boomers (over 57 years old) declined somewhat, no longer
the largest segment but still the most frequent consumers), down from 93% to 90%. Compared to just 3 years ago, the
features of new trends also differ, even as regards preferences. The survey, presented 10 days ahead of the return of
Vinitaly (10-13 April at Veronafiere), indicates the most evident growth trend as consumption of wine mixes – mainly in
the form of spritz – now enjoyed by 63% of the audience (compared to 56% in 2019). All the other types also increased
well, with sparkling, red and white wines all at 81% (compared to 77%) and rosé wines at 63% (compared to 57% in
2019). Yet numbers not always align with quantity: sparkling wine, as well as also rosé wines and spritz mixes, are
enjoyed as occasional consumption, particularly by the under 40s, with a share of those who drink them weekly of less
than 20%. The approach to red wine is different, which remains the staple for customary wine drinkers, with about 60%
of Baby Boomers consuming it 2-3 times a week and even one-third 3 every day.
Nomisma Wine Monitor manager, Denis Pantini, said: “The growth of premium wines through large-scale retail
distribution, starting with sparkling wines, is a legacy that Covid has left us and which, combined with the recovery of
out-of-home consumption, should bring about an increase in the market value of wine consumed in Italy, today standing
at 13.8 billion euros, 7% less than in 2019 ”
Vinitaly (10-13 April at Veronafiere) returns after 2 years of forced stoppage with 4,400 exhibitors and thousands of
buyers from all over the world. For wine lovers, the appointment is with the Off-Show event “Vinitaly and the City” (April
8-11) in the streets in the centre of Verona.

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Vinitaly 2022 in Verona

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MARVELLOUS Vinitaly from 10 to 13 April 2022 in Verona, Italy.

VINITALY: NUMBER OF TOP IMPORTERS EXPECTED IN VERONA UP TO 680.
RECORD FOR US BUYERS.
B2B FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.


Verona, 16 March 2022. With 130 confirmed top buyers, the United States – the first world market for Italian wine exports – leads the field of international delegations attending the 54th Vinitaly (Veronafiere, 10-13 April). It is the first time that the International Wine and Spirits Exhibition has achieved such a result on the American market. This emerges from the Veronafiere and ICE Trade Agency incoming campaign which, as it now comes to its conclusion – is surpassing its objectives.

So far, 630 ‘super buyers’ of Italian wine from all over the world – with reference exclusively to this international promotion project – have taken up invitations to attend Vinitaly. They are joined by a further 50 profiled market operators who will travel to Verona for the first time thanks to another ‘tailor made’ incoming project, set in motion this year and the result of direct collaboration between Vinitaly and about 30 companies exhibiting at the Show.

As for around 50 countries involved in the promotion and communication programme (the list has seen changes as a result of the conflict), the Vinitaly map welcomes new entries from the high-spending area of the Midwest and Southern United States, proof that there are still ample margins for growth. Representatives of the two monopolies in Ontario and Québec will arrive from Canada thanks to coordination with ICE Trade Agency. On the other side of the world, the Asian market is also moving in the name of wine, despite the persistence of certain travel difficulties associated with the pandemic: Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, as well as South Korea and China, are all accredited.

As regards China, however, monitoring remains alert following the latest lockdown measures issued by the Beijing government. The response from South America was positive with operators travelling from 10 of the 12 states in the macro-region (Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Chile). New entries at Vinitaly 2022 also include Africa, with professional collectives from Mozambique  Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon and Angola.

Europe sees delegations from Germany and Northern countries – with Denmark and Sweden in first place – among the most numerous (respectively 65 and 40). They also lead the field on the b2b agenda for organic produce at Vinitaly. Then come buyers from the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Greece and Switzerland. Vinitaly will also welcome operators from Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. An incoming event for Germany, Denmark, France and the United States was also organized by Sol&Agrifood, the international quality agro-food exhibition scheduled alongside the wine event, as part of projects financed by the European Community.

The business line-up at Vinitaly 2022 (www.vinitaly.com) will be completed with the arrival of thousands of national and international operators whose registrations are currently being processed.

Promotion efforts in the Russian Federation have been suspended.

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SIA highlights new 5 Senses!

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MARVELLOUS 5 Senses of flight on the world’s best airline!

For Sense of Taste, inflight dining now offers:

Deliciously Wholesome Gourmet Meals

COMO Shambala Wellness Cuisine

The Epicurean Gallery in Suites, First and Business Class

Regional Economy Class Meals

SIA’s Wine Selection from the very best vineyards

The Travelling Gourmet TM says: SIA you are a great way to fly and dine!

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