How it was, How it is, How it could be
ICONIC HOTEL | Delfina Remi
“How it was, How it is, How it could be” is the theme for the tenth edition of the Villa d’Este Wine Symposium, an important event for the wine industry, organized in collaboration with co- founder François Mauss.
With Villa d’Este’s beautiful autumnal setting as the backdrop, the event will celebrate a double anniversary: ten years since its first edition and 450 years since the hotel was built. The event embarks on a journey to a place considered by many to be wine’s homeland: Georgia. A story forms from the origin of wine production and its development through today with three seminars, the first exploring Georgia’s past presented by David Lordkipanidze, renowned Georgian anthropologist and archeologist.
The second seminar takes a look at the present with Jean Robert Pitte, French scholar, through a cultural, social, commercial, and agricultural analysis. The final seminar focuses on what’s in the future for this sector. The program is full of workshops, free tasting sessions in the Sala Impero, musical interludes, cooking lessons, prestige tastings, and a blind wine tasting with renowned Cabernet Sauvignon. For the first time ever, Dom Perignon will participate in this event with a prestige tasting held by cellar master Richard Geoffroy, offering an extraordinary selection including his oldest vintages. Finally, there is an unforgettable comparative demonstration with Romanée Saint- Vivant and Romanée Conti side by side in vintages: 2009, 1999, 1990, 1980 and the rare 1971. It starts with the Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru 2008 and finishes with the Montrachet 2003.
To end this unique edition of Villa d’Este Wine Symposium LVMH, the owner of many wineries including Krug, Moët & Chandon and Château d’Yquem will present his new project in China, Ao Yun vineyards.