#barbera2 Takes Off : May 14th 2011

logo-barbera-2_firma-sul-2-defThe wine event known as #barbera2 – a grass roots wine “happening” dedicated to discovery and understanding of the Barbera vine and its terroir – is scheduled to kick off this weekend on May 14th, 2011 at Nizza Monferrato in Italy’s Piedmont.

#barbera2 organizers plan to stream the event live beginning at 9.30am CEST, URL http://tinyurl.com/6drdk56.

The #barbera2 project, which takes its name from a social media hashtag convention, will feature 10 different producers of Barbera wines representing different Barbera terroirs.

Sharing the tasting table will be 10 different Barbera wines – 5 from Italy, 5 from the west coast of North America – bringing together different wine traditions and cultures.

A thread of special interest woven throughout the day’s agenda will be the opportunity to hear from passionate, influential women of wine and food who will be on hand to share their points of view.

The #barbera2 event uniquely features a format of “no winners or losers” that eschews wine scores, opting instead for unscripted dialog among #barbera2 participants who are encouraged to express opinions in an atmosphere valuing freedom of thought.

#barbera2 will play to a sold-out crowd, attended by giornalists, sommeliers, bloggers, producers, artists and appassionati.

Producers and Wines:

ITALY

CASCINA GARITINA
Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza DOC
Neuvsent 2007

CASCINA GILLI
Barbera d’Asti DOC
Sebrì 2007

IULI
Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOC
Barabba 2006

VIGNETI MASSA
Colli Tortonesi Barbera DOC
Monleale 2006

VARALDO
Barbera d’Alba doc
Vigna delle Fate 2005

USA

PDC WINES
Mokelumne River AVA

BOEGER VINEYARDS
2008 Barbera

COOPER VINEYARDS
2008 Barbera

MUSCARDINI CELLARS
2009 Barbera

ROSA D’ORO VINEYARDS
2007 Barbera

You can find out more about #barbera2 here.