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For the 100th anniversary of the Oiv, a toast in Paris with Masi wines

The president of Masi Sandro Boscaini was among the guests of the event organized on 26th June by the Permanent Representation of Italy to the International Organizations in Paris to celebrate 100 years since the foundation of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (Oiv). The Valpolicella winery collaborated in this prestigious anniversary as a member of the International Consortium of Companies which carries out a technical function within Oiv, representing the winemaking excellence of our country with its wines. At the centenary conference, entitled “History of Wine Cultivation: from Innovation on Earth to Lunar Terroir”, the president Luigi Moio, the general director John Barker and Giorgio Delgrosso, responsible for the data management and digital transition office; Professor Eugenio Pomarici, of the University of Padua and Massimo Claudio Comparini, CEO of Thales Alenia Space Italia.

In his speech on the sidelines of the conference, Sandro Boscaini, president and CEO of Masi, underlined: “Masi, as the only Italian company part of the Consortium, is honored to be able to participate in this Centenary and feels the responsibility of representing the most historic country of the vine and wine. I share this tribute to our company with all the collaborators, in particular with the Masi Technical Group, which in over four decades of passionate and professional commitment, and with its most accredited academic and scientific contacts in the world, has kept the message of the peculiarities high of Italy with its inimitable heritage of native grapes and terroir”.

For the 100th anniversary of the Oiv, a toast in Paris with Masi wines organized on 26th June with Sandro Boscaini.

Afterwards, during dinner, Andrea Dal Cin, Masi’s technical director, guided the guests in tasting a selection of labels offered by the company. Among these, the inevitable Amarone Classico Costasera, 2019 vintage; the Passo Blanco 2023, Pinot Grigio produced on the Masi Tupungato estate in Argentina which Masi has married with organic Torrontés grapes processed according to the techniques of Masi expertise, and the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut Setàge, a silky sparkling wine, a point of reference for production of Canevel.

From the Earth to the Moon: the conference for the 100 years of the OIV organized by the Permanent Representation of Italy to the International Organizations in Paris

On the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (Oiv), the Permanent Representation of Italy to the International Organizations in Paris organized a conference entitled “History of Wine Cultivation: from Innovation on Earth to Lunar Terroir” .

The conference was opened by Giorgio Delgrosso, who illustrated the statistical evolution in terms of wine production and consumption. Professor Eugenio Pomarici, of the University of Padua, then retraced the historical process linked to wine production, with particular reference to Italy. The meeting was concluded by Massimo Claudio Comparini, CEO of Thales Alenia Space Italia, who offered a perspective on the possibility of growing vines on the Moon.

The OIV is the leading global institution for viticulture research and the promotion of technical and statistical analyzes related to wine. The work of the International Organization of Vine and Wine also contributes to defining regulatory standards adopted by numerous countries.

Italy, the Organization’s founding country, is among the major contributors to the OIV and plays a leading role within it. With a national vineyard of 720 thousand hectares, the Belpaese has in fact maintained its position as the largest wine producer in the last 10 years, with an average production of 48 million hectoliters, which represents 18% of world wine production, for a value of 7.7 billion euros.

Ambassador Luca Sabbatucci, Italian Permanent Representative in Paris, recalled the importance of the wine sector for Italy and the relevance of the link with the OIV:

“Italy follows the activities of the International Vine and Wine Organization with great attention, since these have a substantial and direct impact on a sector that is strategic for us. This is also why we hosted a ministerial meeting with the OIV partners last April, close to Vinitaly”.

“Wine for Italy” – concluded the Ambassador – “is much more than a product, it is the synthesis of experience, passion and tradition: the immediate example of that soft power that distinguishes us in the world”.