Festival Franciacorta Digital Edition

June 2021: the first digital and international edition of the Festival

After travelling all around Italy and visiting the most important international cities, from London to New York, Munich to Tokyo, Zurich to Edinburgh, the Franciacorta Festival is going digital and global this year, too, for the first time.
A series of events will be taking place in June on a range of digital and social media platforms designed to reach sector experts and wine lovers in every corner of the world with information and interesting facts about Franciacorta.

These will start on 7 June with a seminar in English giving in-depth information on Franciacorta Satèn, Rosé and Dosaggio Zero for wine sector specialists. From 9 June onwards, every Monday and Wednesday, May Matta-Aliah, US Franciacorta ambassador will be interviewing a range of Franciacorta producers live on Facebook and asking them about its history, biodiversity and the various types of Franciacorta.
For Italian wine lovers, every Tuesday in the month will feature live Instagram broadcasts with Nicola Bonera, previous winner of the Best Sommelier in Italy title, in dialogue with important food experts – Chiara Maci, Gnambox and Lorenzo Biagiarelli – to find the best food matchings and on 17 June he will speak about history with a live Instagram presentation of the book Le origini del Franciacorta nel Rinascimento italiano on Franciacorta's origins in the Italian Renaissance.

There will also be events devoted to the American, German and Japanese markets together with local sommeliers and Franciacorta ambassadors.
The digital edition of the Franciacorta Festival will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to find out more about the style, quality and identity of this area's wines from the comfort of your own home in a programme of events accessible all around the world.

PROGRAM

Zoom – Invitation only event
7 June | Kick off Seminar
6 pm European time - 12 pm EST - 9 am PT
Seminar by Franciacorta ambassador May Matta-Aliah with the participation of the president of Consorzio Franciacorta Silvano Brescianini exploring the Satèn, Dosaggio Zero and Rosé types for wine professionals.
For any enquiry, please contact: stampa@franciacorta.net

Instagram live from the @chiarainpentola profile
8 June | Chiara Maci and Nicola Bonera
6 pm Italian tim
Instagram with a top couple: Nicola Bonera, famous sommelier, previous winner of the Best Sommelier in Italy award and food influencer Chiara Maci. While Chiara cooks live Nicola will reveal the secrets of a type of Franciacorta.

Zoom and Facebook live on the @franciacorta page
9 June | Winemakers Interview - HISTORY
6 pm European time - 12 pm EST - 9 am PT
Round table interview by May Matta-Aliah with three Franciacorta producers on the subject of Franciacorta's history and the area’s roots.
saranno visibili liberamWinemakers Interview can be viewed freely live on Franciacorta Facebook Page.
For those who want to follow them on zoom, the link for registration is the following:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6xBTk4fJTtCzTrqzRmbFZg

Instagram live from the @wein_verstehen profile
10 June | Daniel Bayer tasting
7 pm German time
Live tasting with wine expert and blogger Daniel Bayer together with the influencer Louisa-Maria Schmidt of the Franciacorta styles: Brut, Rosé, Satèn, Dosaggio Zero and Riserva.

Clubhouse session from @steviekim profile
10 June | WSET Diploma vs VIA for Franciacorta
8 pm CET
Clubhouse Session dedicated to the exploration and promotion of Franciacorta moderated by Stevie Kim, who will be joined by a selection od speakers from the world of wine and education. Including, Dr. Rebecca Lawrence Dip WSET, Jacopo Fanciulli IWA, Lan Liu IWA, Francesco Marchio IWE.
A podcast of the session will be available starting from June 11th on italianwinepodcast.com, ApplePodcast, SoundCloud and XimalayaFM.

Zoom and Facebook live on the @franciacorta page
14 June | Winemakers Interview - BIODIVERSITY
6 pm European time - 12 pm EST - 9 am PT
Round table interview by May Matta-Aliah with three Franciacorta producers on the subject of Franciacorta biodiversity and sustainable and organic viticulture.
saranno visibili liberamWinemakers Interview can be viewed freely live on Franciacorta Facebook Page.
For those who want to follow them on zoom, the link for registration is the following:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q5E_7JMSQKulL1mRWPIMuQ

Clubhouse session from @steviekim profile
14 June | Franciacorta Soils
8 pm CET
Clubhouse Session dedicated to the exploration and promotion of Franciacorta moderated by Stevie Kim, who will be joined by a selection od speakers from the world of wine and education. Including, Dr. Rebecca Lawrence Dip WSET, Jacopo Fanciulli IWA, Lan Liu IWA, Francesco Marchio IWE.
A podcast of the session will be available starting from June 15th on italianwinepodcast.com, ApplePodcast, SoundCloud and XimalayaFM.

Instagram live from the @gnambox profile
15 June | Gnambox and Nicola Bonera
6 pm Italian time
Instagram live with a top trio: Nicola Bonera, famous sommelier, previous winner of the Best sommelier in Italy and Lombardy awards and food influencer Gnambox. While Stefano and Riccardo cook live, Nicola will reveal the secrets of a type of Franciacorta.

Clubhouse session from @steviekim profile
15 June | Franciacorta Food Pairing
6 pm CET
Clubhouse Session dedicated to the exploration and promotion of Franciacorta moderated by Stevie Kim, who will be joined by a selection od speakers from the world of wine and education. Including, Dr. Rebecca Lawrence Dip WSET, Jacopo Fanciulli IWA, Lan Liu IWA, Francesco Marchio IWE.
A podcast of the session will be available starting from June 16th on italianwinepodcast.com, ApplePodcast, SoundCloud and XimalayaFM.

Zoom and Facebook live on the @franciacorta page
16 June | Winemakers Interview - SATÈN
6 pm European time - 12 pm EST - 9 am PT
Round table interview by May Matta-Aliah with three Franciacorta producers on the subject of the most unique of all the various types of Franciacorta, made only in Franciacorta, Satèn.
saranno visibili liberamWinemakers Interview can be viewed freely live on Franciacorta Facebook Page.
For those who want to follow them on zoom, the link for registration is the following:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zUt1DpeMRieRo1Ov3P0skQ

Instagram live from the @marta_perego profile
17 June | “It’s Wine to Read” – Franciacorta's origins in the Italian Renaissance
7 pm Italian time
Live Instagram presentation of the Le Origini del Franciacorta nel Rinascimento Italiano book reprinting with history professor Archetti.

Zoom – Invite only webinar
17 June | Harpers Wine & Spirits Webinar
4pm Italian time – 3pm UK time
Webinar by Harpers EIC Andrew Caphole with the participation of Consorzio Franciacorta representatives, UK buyers and Sommelier, exploring the different Franciacorta typlologies.
For any enquiry, please contact: stampa@franciacorta.net

Zoom and Facebook live on the @franciacorta page
21 June | Winemakers Interview – ROSÉ
6 pm European time - 12 pm EST - 9 am PT
Round table interview by May Matta-Aliah with three Franciacorta producers on the subject of Franciacorta Rosè. What better way to celebrate the first day of summer?
saranno visibili liberamWinemakers Interview can be viewed freely live on Franciacorta Facebook Page.
For those who want to follow them on zoom, the link for registration is the following:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BkK7Tl6tR_a-hfmU5Qr5Hg

Zoom sign up
22 June | Consumer tasting with chef Silvia Baldini and May Matta-Aliah
7.30 pm Eastern Time
Tasting seminar on Franciacorta Satèn matched with dishes by chef Silvia Baldini. Participants will be able to cook certain ideal food matchings together with the chef and, at the same time, find out more about everything there is to know about Franciacorta's most emblematic wine.
For any enquiry, please contact: stampa@franciacorta.net
Tickets are available at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festival-franciacorta-sip-cook-w-chopped-champion-chef-silvia-baldini-tickets-156513306513

Instagram live from the @lorenzo.biagiarelli profile
22 June | Lorenzo Biagiarelli and Nicola Bonera
5 pm Italian time
Instagram live with a top couple: Nicola Bonera, famous sommelier, previous winner of the Best Sommelier in Italy and Lombardy awards and food influencer Lorenzo Biagiarelli. While Lorenzo cooks live Nicola will reveal the secrets of a type of Franciacorta.

Zoom and Facebook live on the @franciacorta page
23 June | Winemakers Interview – DOSAGGIO ZERO
6 pm Italian time - 12 pm NY - 9 am West Coast
Round table interview by May Matta-Aliah with three Franciacorta producers on the subject of Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero.
saranno visibili liberamWinemakers Interview can be viewed freely live on Franciacorta Facebook Page.
For those who want to follow them on zoom, the link for registration is the following:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5WkopV0QT421dNTpob-j1A

24 June | GuildSomm Webinar – Invitation only event
7pm European Time – 1pm EST – 10am PT
Webinar created by the GuildSomm association dedicated to wine professionals and trade. A perfect occasion to discover all the peculiarities of the territory: from the grape varieties, to the production method, from the climate to history.
For any enquiry, please contact: stampa@franciacorta.net

Zoom and Facebook live on the @franciacorta page
28 June | Winemakers Interview - RISERVE
6 pm Italian time - 12 pm NY - 9 am West Coast
Round table interview by May Matta-Aliah with three Franciacorta producers on the subject of Franciacorta Riserva and laying down.
saranno visibili liberamWinemakers Interview can be viewed freely live on Franciacorta Facebook Page.
For those who want to follow them on zoom, the link for registration is the following:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dGNd6FFFQE2Y6WEulQimYg

28 June | Sommelier Union tasting – Invitation only event
2.30pm European Time – 8.30am EST – 5.30am PT
On the occasion of the annual meeting of the German Sommelier Union, whose members include some of the country’s greatest wine experts, a Franciacorta tasting will be held involving President Silvano Brescianini.
For any enquiry, please contact: stampa@franciacorta.net

30 June | Jon McDaniel tasting – Zoom - Invitation only event
2.30 pm EST
Masterclass with tasting of three types of Franciacorta by Chicago wine expert Jon McDaniel for buyers, sommeliers and wine experts only. Jon McDaniel is one of America's best known wine experts, having been nominated Sommelier of the Year by Food + Wine, and recognised as one of the 40 Under 40 Tastemakers by Wine Enthusiast, International Sommelier of the Month by Riedel Crystal and winner of various Wine Spectator prizes.
For any enquiry, please contact: stampa@franciacorta.net