Italian Women In Wine Fundraiser For American Cancer Society

As many of you know, I work with Vinitaly on their projects in the United States. I’m very happy to be able to post information about an event we are doing on Oct. 19 honoring, my favorite subject, Italian women in wine.

Vinitaly will be honoring six renowned Italian women wine producers during its second consumer wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society on Wednesday evening, October 19, 2011 at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion. The 2010 event raised $40,000 for the American Cancer Society.

These six leading Women of Italian Wine represent prestigious wineries from various regions throughout Italy:

* Marilisa Allegrini, Allegrini (Veneto)
* Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi (Tuscany)
* Elisabetta Geppetti, Fattoria Le Pupille (Tuscany)
* Camilla Lunelli, Ferrari (Trentino)
* Francesca Planeta, Planeta (Sicily)
* Daniela Mastroberardino, Terradora (Campania)

Allegrini and Castello Banfi also participated in the 2010 inaugural fundraiser.

I’ve interviewed almost all of these women, starting back in 2005 for a project that has been taking a long time to finish. This event is a further opportunity to celebrate these wonderful women and I for one am happy to be able to dust off my last interviews for my project. The event is a consumer event on the evening of our trade/press event, October 19.

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