Vinitaly, the last word: four spirited days
It’s not easy to describe the flurry of movement at the Nardini stand in the four intense and spirited days of the 46th edition of Vinitaly, wine and distillates fair inVerona. Distributors, loyal clients and future ones along with grappa lovers were attracted to the original and stylish open-plan stand.
The tremendous turnout gave the historic distiller a chance to welcome loyal Nardini fans as well as to forge new contacts: wine bars and Italian restaurants, as well as HORECA operators from all over the world were wowed by the world of Nardini.
Between appointments, there were grappa tastings as well as the famous Nardini aperitifs served by the same barman that work at the historic grapperia on the bridge in Bassano del Grappa.This was a perfect opportunity to showcase the Nardini line of grappas and liqueurs in a convivial way. The bar was jam-packed for the cocktail presentations on Monday and Tuesday afternoons: grand classics were re-interpreted with Nardini’s liqueurs and amaro such as the Mandorla sour and Amaro sour, another big hit was the Nardito, with grappa Nardini, a variation of the famous Mojito and the show-stopper was the grappa Rainbow that changed color as it is was poured out of the shaker. Barman Andrea showed his creative side by making bespoke cocktails for visitors, and with 18 products to choose from, the variations were endless.
There were also a few surprises, like the visit to the stand by Al Bano, the famous Italian singer who raised a glass with Giuseppe Nardini, and a Pavarotti look-alike , whose name just happens to be… Nardini.
All told, the experience surpassed all expectations, and the Nardini staff were pleasantly surprised by the public’s level of expertise and their responsibility to “drink well”. The true star of the fair was the products themselves and the occasion served to showcase the entire line of liqueurs, grappas and aperitifs that have made Nardini a household name.
And since this was Nardini’s first venture at Vinitaly, it looks like it definitely will not be the last!