EUWINA Campaign second masterclass series in China starting in Xi’an
EUWINA embarked on the second part of our masterclass series in China. Following the success of the previous sessions in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen last July, we are now heading back to Xian, Beijing, and Shenzhen.
The first masterclass in Xi’an was a great success with a total of 84 attendees who joined us in person, and the virtual classroom with the live stream was a hit, with over 100 people tuning in online to experience the seminar.
Leading the session was the lecturer James Zhan Hongtao, the founder of Xi'an Constellation Wine Culture Communication. With his expertise and personal experiences in major wine production areas worldwide, particularly in Italy, he guided the participants through an excellent Masterclass. With WSET senior sommelier qualifications and authorized lecturer credentials, he brought years of experience to the session.
The Masterclass allowed them to taste and expand their knowledge about exceptional wines. Participants were treated to a selection of six exquisite wines from D.O. La Mancha, six from Unione Consorzi Vini Venetic, and four from Wines of Greece:
DO LA MANCHA
1.El Vínculo Alejairén 2017
2.Lacruz Vega Tempranillo 2019
3.Ladero Crianza 2018
4.Caballero Hidalgo Reserva 2017
5.Abuelo Paco 2014
6.El Vínculo Paraje La Golosa 2016
WINES OF GREECE (EDOAO)
7.Oenotria Land Cabernet Sauvignon - Agiorgitiko 2021
9.Grande Reserve Naoussa Boutari 2013
10.Samos Vin Doux 2022
11.Maschio dei Cavalieri Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry
12.Val d'Oca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
13.Ronco Margherita Prosecco Rosé Millesimato Brut 2020
14.Campo le Calle Soave 2021
15.Acinatico Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2019
16.Villa Mondi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2018
Know our 3 beneficiaries!
D.O.La Mancha is a Spanish Denominación de Origen Protegida (DOP) for wines, with over 190,000 hectares planted to vines, and it is the largest continuous vine-growing area in the world. It is located in the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. La Mancha has a vast wine-growing tradition, which, added to a series of characteristic geological, geographical and climatic elements that define it, make it an ideal territory to produce excellent grapes and subsequently give life to great wines, with very peculiar nuances. La Mancha wines are today among the most exquisite and prestigious in the world, they are tasted throughout Spain and also exported to the five continents, turning Castilla-La Mancha into the leading Autonomous Region of Spain in terms of wine exports in volume.
The Unione Consorzi Vini Veneti–U.VI.VE. was set up thirty years ago involving almost all the region’sConsorzi di Tutela (wine protection consortia). A far-sighted decision that has produced results over time. The U.VI.VE.’s main role is to represent Veneto’s DOC wine sector. Through the consortia, it coordinates the crucial monitoring and control activities of the production and marketing of Veneto DOC and DOCG wines, also with the aim of combating fraud and abuse affecting designations of origin and consortium brands. This protection ranges from guarantees for traceability to winemaking using traditional methods. Strict controls cover every single step of the entire wine-production chain, from the vineyard to the shop shelf.
National Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine of Greece. Greece has arguably one of the longest wine histories in the world as wine has always been an integral part of Greek culture since antiquity. Greece might not be the first country to produce wine, but what can be attributed to Ancient Greece is the development of a culture encompassing all aspects of wine: vine growing, production, legislation, trading, and, of course, the art of consuming wine. Despite their huge heritage, the Wines of Greece can promote themselves solely by virtue of their present attributes and not past glories. In the last three decades, a wind of change has been blowing through Greek wine production, turning a relatively traditional agricultural sector into a cutting-edge entity in today’s wine world. Greek producers have invested heavily in people, education, know-how, and technology, starting a steep learning curve.