Trentodoc sparkling wines? With the Ferrari brand they can now be considered the best in Italy and among the greatest in the world. And yet another confirmation comes from a wine guide signed by an expert, Luca Gardini, the current world champion sommelier. He wrote, along with great tasters like Pierluigi Gorgoni, Andrea Grignaffini and Marco Pozzali the '"Encyclopedia of Wine" (1016 pages, Dalai publisher, € 35.00), a comprehensive volume in which the sommelier using 15 years of research explains the 3000 best wines in the world.
A massive undertaking, without doubt, that among many labels also glorifies the Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore. According to Gardini this wine, vintage 1993, is once again not only the first of Italian sparkling wines, but it is among the one hundred greatest wines in the world. It is the only Italian label of dry sparkling wines in this select category.
For the record, Luca Gardini awarded the Port Vintage Nacional 2003 of Quinta Do Noval as the best wine in the world.
Handing out the Ferrari Prizes: to Il Sole 24 Ore (financial daily) “The Title of the Year” and to L'Espresso magazine “The Cover of the Year”
Il Sole 24 Ore and L'Espresso won the fifth edition of the Ferrari Prizes "Title and Cover of the Year", organized by the Trentino winery to emphasize the creativity of newspapers and magazines. Both the editorial staff will receive 1,000 Ferrari bottles.
Il Sole 24 Ore won with "HURRY UP," the title chosen by the panel for this reason: "A huge banner headline borrowed from il Mattino di Napoli newspaper the day after the earthquake in Irpinia in order to explain the seriousness of the situation in which Italy found itself on November 10, 2011. Voted for the first time, unanimously, it is a title that made history and was mentioned by many famous newspapers around the world. "
L'Espresso won the Ferrari prize with the cover "Re Giorgio (King Giorgio)", dedicated to the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, with the following reasoning: "It is a prophetic cover which appeared on July, 2011 when no one could imagine the turning point with Monti (the current Italian Prime Minister) and painted the President's role as interpreter of moral suasion that he seemed to want to take and then, in effect, which he did. "
The announcement was made on the evening of Thursday, March 15th at the Triennale in Milan during a talk show hosted by Camila Raznovich in front of an audience full of big names from journalism, culture and business. The winners, Roberto Napoletano, director of Il Sole 24 Ore and Bruno Manfellotto, director of L'Espresso, received the prizes from Camilla Lunelli, newly appointed president of Ferrari Prizes and Matteo Lunelli, president of the Trentino winery. The latter announced a third journalistic prize which will complement the two existing ones from the edition of 2013: the Ferari Prize "The art of Italian living," reserved for foreign newspapers highlighting in an original way the value of the made in Italy brand and the Italian lifestyle.
There were toasts with Ferrari and there will be more during the two events scheduled for the opening of Museo Casa Natale Enzo Ferrari (Birthplace Museum of Enzo Ferrari) in Modena: the press conference and the ribbon cutting. The first toast occured today at the international press conference that was attended by hundreds of journalists, not only from the automotive sector, coming from all over the world. An event that has been played in the newspapers, on television and on the web in testimony to Drake, the legendary founder of the Prancing Horse, that the myth is as strong as ever. There will be a Ferrari toast again tomorrow, Saturday, March 10, after the cutting of the inaugural ribbon. More than a thousand people are expected for this event; a procession of authorities, local, national and international, beginning with the Tourism Minister Piero Gnudi and a host of drivers who were part of the Maranello Stable. The link between Enzo Ferrari and the Trentino winery, with Gino Lunelli in particular, is of long standing, so much so that during the celebration for the 80th anniversary of the Ferrari winery Enzo Ferrari wrote about his experiences with Ferrari sparkling wine: "my pleasing acquaintance with Ferrari over the years transformed into the innocent habit of calling on them, on many occasions, until seeing now, with pleasure, Ferrari being authoritatively introduced in the festive rituals of the sporting sector. "
In the picture: Enzo Ferrari signs, in the presence of Gino Lunelli, this statement for the book dedicated to 80 years of the Ferrari winery.
Bergamo, 21 February 2012 Alfio Ghezzi is the winner of the Italian contest of the Bocuse d'Or. Yesterday the Trentino chef competed at the Accademia del Gusto (Academy of Taste) and today has been proclaimed the Italian cuisine standard bearer for the European trials of this prestigious competition.
Alfio Ghezzi arrived in Trento in 2010 at Locanda Margon, the Ferrari Winery's restaurant, which gained its first Michelin star in 2001.
Born in 1970, Alfio Ghezzi has a Chef Diploma and studies in hospitality management, he was commis chef (chef assistant) and chef de partie (station chef) in prestigious hotels at well-known Italian locations. After several years dedicated to teaching, he returned to his original vocation of cooking. He had the opportunity to learn this art from two great masters, Gualtiero Marchesi and Andrea Berton. With the first, he worked at the Hosteria dell'Orso in Rome and at the Casinò Les Princes in Cannes, with the second he was his sous-chef at Trussardi alla Scala in Milano.
The two dishes presented were: truffled Bresse chicken as the meat dish, liver parfait hazelnuts and carnelian cherries, ravioli with ricotta cheese, fava beans and a small finanziera "like a potato flavored with lemon, crunchy outside and soft inside" and for the fish dish steamed sole and Hollandaise sauce of trout eggs, gray shrimp, daikon, smoked eggplant and powder rosemary oil, artichokes and sole wings with soy and horseradish, sea salt liver, cockscomb, carrot and passion fruit.
"This win is very gratifying and I thank everyone who helped me to achieve it starting with my staff – declared the winner just after the proclamation - “Now I expect a tough month of preparation which means more time devoted to training and therefore more work to be entrusted to my staff in the kitchen. My desire is to get as far as possible in the European ranking. I am motivated and ambitious and I hope to be able to satisfy everyone. "
The European competition takes place in Brussels on March 21, where the Italian winner will compete with the best European chefs.
"We hope to achieve a good ranking – says Giancarlo Perbellini, President of the competition and chef of the Perbellini restaurant in Isola Rizza in Verona -. The possibilities are there. Now we have a tough month of training, but he will be assisted by a good team. The seven chefs, who participated in the jury, are offering their assistance and each will help to concoct the garnishes of the dishes, in order to help Ghezzi arrive well prepared in Brussels. "
A team involving the best Italian chefs, in addition to Perbellini there are Enrico Cerea (President of Jury, Da Vittorio Restaurant - Bergamo - 3 Michelin stars), Andrea Berton (Trussardi alla Scala Restaurant - Milan - 2 Michelin stars), Alessandro Breda (Gellius Restaurant - Oderzo TV – 1 Michelin star), Davide Oldani (d'O Restaurant - Cornaredo MI - 1 Michelin star), Antonella Ricci (Al Fornello da Ricci Restaurant - Ceglie Messapica BR - 1 Michelin star) and Giovanni Santini ( Dal Pescatore Restaurant - Runate, Canneto sull'Oglio MN - 3 Michelin stars).
Still more sparkling with Ferrari: Venice Carnival at the Bauer Hotel
Last year the Bauerlesque, which is the costume party at the Bauer Hotel in Venice and one of the best examples of the great hotel hospitality, was a tremendous success. That's why, this year it will be replicated and this time there will be Ferrari sparkling wine. The Bauerlesque is not just a costume party to celebrate Carnival but it is also a culinary experience with a renaissance style buffet and accompanying acrobats, contortionists, music, dances and, especially, Ferrari sparkling wine. The long awaited and internationaly attended event will be held on Friday evening, February 10 at 9 p.m..
The year 2006 offers us a Ferrari Perlé Rosé extremely complex and elegant, specially adapted to accompany important dishes and fine traditional Italian culinary products.
It has an antique rose color tending to copper.
At the nose it is full and intense: scents of red berries and citrus fruits blend well with remarkable freshness.
On the palate, very elegantly it asserts a refined minerality accompanied by a creamy soft and dense perlage. The typical footprint of a Pinot Noir with sweet and fruity aftertaste is well balanced by an acidity that gives impetus to the ending, leaving the mouth clean. A very seductive Rosé that repeatedly calls you back to the glass.
Cantine Ferrari joins the Eco-office “Fa’ la Cosa Giusta!” (Do the Right Thing!) campaign in collecting wine corks for recycling
Cantine Ferrari joins the campaign for the collecting of corks launched by the Eco-office “Fa’ la Cosa Giusta!” (Do the Right Thing!) in collaboration with the Artimestieri (arts and crafts) social cooperative in Boves (Cuneo) to help reduce the consumption of primary energy and CO2 emissions in the air. The corks, after a simple process, are transformed into a fine grain used for building insulation: a way to salvage and reuse a natural insulation material and to promote energy efficiency in homes.
This initiative fits in perfectly with the amount of attention environmental sustainability is receiving from Cantine Ferrari, as evidenced by the installation, last year, of a 250 kW photovoltaic system at its headquaters in Ravina, but especially by the ambitious project, started in 2009, to convert its own vineyards and those beloging to its partners into sustainable and integrated agriculture, which has already led to the elimination of herbicides, insecticides and miticides.
The Eco-office “Fa’ la Cosa Giusta!” (Do the Right Thing!), from the end of April, provides a constant and effective consultancy and assistance to citizens offering information about renewable energy, sustainable construction, mobility, critical consumption, waste management and reduction. The facility, in Trento - via Torre Verde 34, is managed by Trentino Arcobaleno association.
The Artimestieri (arts and crafts) cooperative works on bio-furniture and green building through the employment of disadvantaged people; recently it has launched the process by which the corks are transformed into natural insulation to use in the construction industry.
Ferrari goes flat out at Wrooom in Campiglio with Alonso, Massa, Valentino Rossi and Hayden
Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Valentino Rossi (in the picture with Matteo e Camilla Lunelli, during the 2011 edition), Nicki Hayden, red race cars with two or four wheels and Ferrari sparkling wine and a lot of it. Wroom is the first important event of the colosal wheel world, organized by Philip Morris. Wroom has by now become a tradition for Madonna diCampiglio. Starting Monday, January 9, Ferrari of Mranello and Ducati will present their new products for 2012 and their pilots. A spectacular presentation, because it occurs in the snow of Campiglio, in the shadow of the Dolomites of Brenta with a torchlight walk and races on the snow and ice. All week long during a series of events with the pilots and their machines, Ferrari sparkling wine and Surgiva will be the leading players accompanying Wrooom people and more than a hundred journalists coming from all over the world one after the other. In the lounge of the convention center PalaCampiglio one can relax by sipping a Ferrari Perlé, a Ferrari Maximum Brut, a Ferrari Maximum Rosé or a glass of Surgiva water. At the official dinner, inaugurated at the Hofer Salon where Ferrari Perlé and Ferrari Riserva Lunelli will be served to those at high altitude as well as the refined Fiat Chalet and the striking Malga Montagnoli.
Camilla and Alessandro Lunelli with Felipe Massa during this year Wrooom
Alessandro and Camilla Lunelli with Fernando Alonso during Wrooom
Alessandro and Camilla Lunelli with Nicky Hayden
Wealthy Chinese go crazy for Giulio Ferrari: buying a bottle for a little less than 400 euros
The Chinese are also crazy for Giulio Ferrari, the most recognized label of Italy. Crazy enough to shell out the exorbitant sum of 2,300 euro for a box of six bottles. This, in fact, is the amount by which a rich Chinese won the box a few days ago at an auction of wines in Beijing organized by the Bank of China for its major private banking clients. Attending the occasion, held in one of the most exclusive hotels of the metropolis, the International Beijing Financial Street, were many of the new wealthy from the People's Republic of China and many representatives from the Chinese economic and financial sectors. There was, among the many lots that were bid on, a box of Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2001, which was won, after a series of high bidding for less than 400 euros per bottle.
Ferrari Brut is the sparkling wine of the year in Germany and Sweden
Important results for Ferrari Brut in Europe. Is was named “the best Metodo Classico” by the annual traditional survey that is done by Weinwirtschaft, one of the most read and authoritative German wine magazines. The survey was comprised of a questionnaire in which importers, agents, distributors and wine companies were called and asked to give their opinions. The responses involved more than 700 labels and from these the jury at Weinwirtschaft chose 100, “Die 100 Top Weine de Jahres,” the 100 top wines of the year. Ferrari Brut was one of these and placed in first position within the “Traditionelle Flaschengaerung-Italien” category. The jury for the magazine used these parameters for making their decision: quality derived from tasting, price versus quality, the market value, brand image and marketing plan. In Sweden, where Ferrari presence is more recent but very encouraging, Ferrari Brut has been awarded as “Best sparkling of the year” by the most important wine magazine in the country, Allt om Vin, scoring 304 points and being voted by 39 members of the jury.