Timetable

PROGRAMME THURSDAY 19 MAY

First session 9 am -1 pm
DISTILLATES: ECONOMY, CHARACTERISATION, HISTORY

Moderator
Federico Castellucci
Director of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine

Eugenio Brentari
Brescia University
The distillates industry in the world from an economic viewpoint

Sergio Moser
Mach Foundation – San Michele all’Adige Agrarian Institute
The chemical characterisation of distillates

Giorgio Sberveglieri and Isabella Concina
Brescia University
Traditional and innovative physical measures for the characterisation of distillates

Luigi Odello
Tasters’ Study Centre
Systematic nature, geography and sensorial characterisation of distillates

Angelo Baronio
Milan Catholic University
The Middle-Ages and the birth of distillates

Discussion of topics addressed

Buffet prepared by the Restaurant Due Colombe (one Michelin star) 1 pm – 2 pm

Second session 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
DISTILLATES FROM FRUIT, CEREALS AND SUGAR CANE

Moderator
Douglas Wagner Franco
Professor titular Universitade de Sao Paulo (Brasile)

Bruno Pilzer
Fondazione Mach – Istituto Agrario San Michele all’Adige
Fruit Distillates

John Piggott
University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland
Whiskies

Douglas Wagner Franco
Professor titular Universitade de Sao Paulo (Brasile)
La Cachaça

Costantino Sirghi
Expert of the Moldavian Republic
Eastern Europe: vodka and other distillates

Discussion of topics addressed

Visit to Borgo Antico San Vitale and experiential route 5.30 pm – 7 pm
Aperitif 7.30 pm
Gala Dinner 8 pm

PROGRAMME FRIDAY 20 MAY

Third session 9 am – 12.30 pm
DISTILLATES OF WINE-MAKING ORIGIN

Moderator
Antonio Emaldi
President of Assodistil

Roger Cantagrel
Institut National Interprofessional de Cognac, Francia
Cognac

Alain Bertrand
Université V. Segalen Bordeaux - Faculté d’Oenologie, Francia
Armagnac

Luigi Gatti
Expert in the production of Brandy and spirits
The Brandy in the world

Inacio Orriols
Estación de Viticultura y Enología de Galicia, Spagna
Aguardiente de Orujo Gallega

Buffet prepared by the Restaurant Due Colombe (one Michelin star) 12.30 pm – 2 pm

Fourth session 2 pm – 5.30 pm
GRAPPA

Moderator
Mario Fregoni
Catholic Sacro Cuore University

Roberto Lovato
Director of the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE)
The importance of protecting grappa as a symbol of made in Italy

Alessandra Busnengo
Executive of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies
The new laws: considerations on production and consumption

Roberto Zironi
Udine University
Grappa technology and technological innovation

Giuseppe Delmestri
Bergamo University
Grappa seen from a marketing viewpoint

Panel discussion

Grappa - marketing, communication and consumption rites

Taking part:
Giuliano Dell’Orto, Robilant Associati Spa
Fiammenghi Roberto, Coop Italia
Luca Castelletti, Ais International Adviser and WSA member (Worldwide Sommelier Association)
Giorgio Fadda, Aibes President
Antonio Mungai, Director of Ristoranti, “Il Sole 24 Ore Group”

Cultural moments

(participants only)

19 May
Visit of Borgo Antico San Vitale and experiential route

19 May
Gala dinner in the historical complex of Borgo Antico San Vitale

19 and 20 May
Buffet prepared by the Restaurant Due Colombe (one Michelin star)

19 and 20 May
Distillates of the world - tasting

21 May (remaining guests only)
Visit to the Guido Berlucchi Cellars

The future of Spirits programme

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