VERONA, ITALY--Italy put its best winemaking foot forward with OperaWine 2013, the premiere opening-night event prelude to VinItaly, the world's largest single wine exposition, which each year brings more than 4,000 wine producers from countries around the world, to unveil their latest vintages.
100 of Italy's top winemakers presented their best vintages to a select few hundred connoisseurs.
Marchesi De' Frescobaldi proudly presented its Mormoreto 2009, Castello Banfi presented its Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino Selection 2008, Donnafugata presented its Lille Una Notte-Contessa Entellina DOC 2007 to rave reviews from assembled aficionados.
Costumed actors, dressed to resemble opera characters, greeted the capacity crowd at the Palazzo Gran Guardia in the central square of ancient Verona.
OperaWine 2013; a celebration of the life and the wine we love!
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