Villa d'Este Wine
Symposium 2012

From 8 to 11 November 2012

The World of Great Wine facing the challenges of globalization

Seminars & Workshops

6 seminars

« The precautionary principle applied to the World of Great Wine »
Speaker : Professor David Khayat

« How should the critic evolve regarding the explosion of the Internet ? »
Speakers : Antonio Galloni & Enzo Vizzari (USA & Italie)

« WTO and Great Wine »
Speaker : Mme Thu-Lang Tran Wasescha (OMC – WTO )

« Modern Winery Design – an Engineers’ Perspective »
Speaker : Gérard de Villiers (Afrique du Sud)

« Lessons of the Internet in marketing : how to adapt them in the world of Great Wine ? »
Speakers : Olivier Duha & Hubert de Boüard (France)

« Presentation of Friuli Wines »
Speakers : Mirko Bellini and Gianfranco Gallo (Vie di Romans)- ERSA

3 presentations

Wine in Russia
by Anatoly Korneev

Veralia and the actual and future challenges of the wine packing
by Michel Toussaint

eProvenance news applied to the traceability of Great Wines
by Eric Vogt

Prestige tastings

3 prestige tastings

« Masseto Vertical »
Presented by Axel Heinz (Tenuta dell’Ornella)
Vintages : 2009 – 2008 – 2007 – 2006 – 2002 – 2001 – 1998 – 1995

« Vertical of Château d’Yquem »
Presented by Pierre Lurton
Vintages : 2005 – 2001 – 1990 – 1988 – 1982 – 1970 – 1967 – 1959

« Grands Echézeaux & Richebourg from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti »
Presented by Aubert de Villaine.
Vintages : 2009 – 1999 – 1979 – 1966 avec en finale un Bâtard-Montrachet 2007

Additional classical moments

1 Gala dinner

Chef Michele Zambanini and his team have prepared a superb high-level Italian cuisine that delights every year all the participants !

Lalique - Villa d'Este award

VDEWS honors an exceptional personality in the Great Wine World.

Lalique – Villa d’Este Prize 2012 is given to M. Helmut DONNHOFF.