It’s been a great day for IWINETC attendees today, here are just a few of the highlights…
The IWINETC Welcome Reception took place last night with a few words from Daniela Marino, Direttore Operativo Sicilia Convention Bureau and Gregorio Sparacino, President of the Distretto Turistico Vini e Sapori di Sicilia and this was followed by a Sicilian feast of local dishes. Some of the culinary delights created by top chefs Giovanni Torrente, Rocco Pace and Rocco Cusenza on offer were:
- Dall’orto di Sicilia – Isola rustica vegetariana Parmigiana, Caponata, Involtini di melanzane, Ortaggi di stagione gratinati,Zucca gialla all’agrodolce, Macco di fave
- L’isola della «tavola calda» Arancinettiassortiti Pizzettineall’origano, Crocchettinedi patate al sésamo, Verdurine in pastella, Cipolline mignon Panellinedi ceci al finocchietto
- L’isola degli chef Casarecce alla Norma con melanzane fritte e ricotta salata ,Cous cous di pesce alla Sanvitese con verdurine croccanti
Anybody with any room would have had one of the delicious deserts on offer such as
Isola del Pasticcere Cassata siciliana Cannolicchi assortiti Babà mignon Torta al pistacchio di Bronte Torta al limone Tagliata di frutta
All of which was savoured with one or two or more of the great wines provided courtesy of Casa Vinicola Fazio and the Strada del Vino Erice DOC
Here’s what delegates can look forward to tomorrow…
At 09.30 Welcome and Opening Announcements – Anthony Barbagallo, Assessore al Turismo, Sport e Spettacolo della Regione Sicilia, Daniela Marino, Direttore Operativo Sicilia Convention Bureau and this is immediately followed by the Opening plenary session Beyond the Cellar Door. Creating a Destination in your own right! with Robin Shaw from Wine Tourism Australia.
At 11.30 Wine Tourism and Staff Training in a Novice Wine Region: the Case of Northern Virginia Speaker: Laurence Cogan-Marie, School of Wine & Spirits Business, Burgundy School of Business, France
At 12.30 Panel discussion: Branding & Marketing your Territory – How well are you doing? With Carlo Pietrasanta, National President of the Movimento del Turismo del Vino (MTV) Italy, Elisabet Vidal, Sales Director, Champagne-Marne Tourism Office, France & Daniela Marino, Director of Operations of Sicilia Convention Bureau, Italy.
At 16.00 Official IWINETC Grand Wine Tasting: Wines of Etna with Valeria Carastro and Giampiero Nadali
2 responses to “IWINETC 2017 got off with a boom!”
As we arrived on Sunday, we were not on one of the shuttles and, therefore did not have the opportunity to get to know other delegates en route. No greeter at the hotel to facilitate meant we sat in the bar with no idea who was who, and although aware of the reception did not feel comfortable to attend.
Sorry to hear you were not able to sample the culinary delights and wines at the Welcome reception on the 27th at 19.30 . IWINETC kicks off on 28th at 09.30 in the Auditorium.