IAN D’AGATA and INDIGENA WORLD TOUR in RIGA, Feb 27 + 28

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IAN D’AGATA and INDIGENA WORLD TOUR in RIGA, Feb 27 + 28

27. februāris, trešdiena, plkst. 09.30-15.30

Grand Poet Semarah Hotel, 5/6 Raiņa boulevard, Riga

2 day advanced masterclasses of Piedmont wines for the Baltic wine trade professionals on February 27 & 28. The IWT events are aimed at about 35-40 Baltic experts/ professionals attending each Day.

Registration is free to Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian wine trade members

Indigena, as the name suggests, is a specific educational project led by the world’s leading Italian wine expert IAN D’AGATA aimed at increasing, fostering and broadcasting knowledge about Italy’s many native grapes and wines.


The purpose of Indigena – World Tour is to organize through the year a number of master classes in different countries, bringing together a selected number of experts and professionals at different career levels to discover great Italian wines. 

 

This is the first time Indigena – World Tour is arriving to Riga, Latvian and the Baltic countries.

 

Day 1. February 27, Wednesday
Tasting and Masterclass led by Ian D’Agata. Language: English
Topic: Monferrato: Barbera d'Asti, Ruchè, Nizza, Grignolino, Albugnano, Albarossa 

 

9.30 – 10.40 Morning Session 1.part
10.50 – 12.00 Morning Session 2.part
12.00 – 13.00 Light Lunch
13.00 – 14.10 Afternoon Session 1.part
14.20 – 15.30 Afternoon Session 2.part
 

About 7+7 wines in the morning and 7+7 wines in the afternoon will be tasted.

 

Registration is free to Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian wine trade members. Lunch will be provided. The exact schedule of the Day and wines to be announced! 

 

Register for Day 1 and/or Day 2

 

Day 2. February 28, Thursday
Tasting and Masterclass led by Ian D’Agata. Language: English
Topic: Langhe, Roero and the others: Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Valtellina, Arneis, Dolcetto, etc. 

 

9.30 – 10.40 Morning Session 1.part
10.50 – 12.00 Morning Session 2.part
12.00 – 13.00 Light Lunch
13.00 – 14.10 Afternoon Session 1.part
14.20 – 15.30 Afternoon Session 2.part
 

About 7+7 wines in the morning and 7+7 wines in the afternoon will be tasted.

 

Registration is free to Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian wine trade members. Lunch will be provided. The exact schedule of the Day and wines to be announced!

 

Please note that the IWT events are aimed at about 35-40 Baltic experts/professionals attending each Day. 

 

Register for Day 1 and/or Day 2

 

 

Who is IAN D’AGATA:

 

Ian D’Agata is one of the world’s leading Italian wine authorities, a wine writer and author of internationally renowned books, Creative Director of the Collisioni Wine & Food Project, Scientific Director of the Indigena Festival, Director of the Italian International Indigenous Center for Wine & Food Studies (3iC) and Senior Editor of VINOUS. 

 

Ian D’Agata has been writing and telling about wine for over 25 years. Author of very successful publications such as "The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy" (Harper Collins/Ecco’s), his most recent literary work "Native Wine Grapes of Italy" (University of California Press) won the prestigious 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Awards Book of the Year, never won before by any Italian. A book that was also featured in the Top 10 Wine Books of the Year by the NY Times, the Financial Times and the LA Times. 

 

In 2016 Ian was nominated in France as one of the eight most important wine writers in the world by Les Plumes d’Or, the prize awarded in Paris in France, and promoted by the most famous wine producers of France and the Chefs des Grandes Tables du Monde association.

 

More about Ian D’Agata: www.iandagata.com

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