Italian Wine Unplugged shares FICO Eataly World’s commitment to educate on the food chain, nutrition, and Italian biodiversity in a fun way. As such, the book communicates one very significant part of Italian food biodiversity: Italy’s indigenous grapes.
November 11, 2017
The Bottega del Vino area offers the perfect environment for wine lovers (and wine book readers!). Four spheric wooden structures, reminiscent of grape berries, shelve a selection of renowned Italian wines from all regions subdivided in red, white, and sparkling. The fourth structure includes wines from 52 top-notch Italian wine producers across all regions of Italy. The lounge section adjacent to the showcase area welcomes visitors with a wine bar offering wine tastings and food snacks. Visitors can also enjoy tastings and wine classes in the small amphitheater named Bottaia 52—the word bottaia comes from botte which means cask—a space decorated with wine casks to host a variety of wine-related events. In the wine pavillion’s outdoor area, an ethnographic exhibition of old wine-making and farming tools from Villa Smeraldi – Museo della Civiltà Contadina (Museum of Peasant Culture) in Bologna help visitors immerse fully in viticulture and wine-making. Of key interest is especially the educational vineyard, where 100 Italian native grape varieties have been planted. Showcasing over 430 Italian native grapes subdivided in must-know, lesser-known, and rare, Italian Wine Unplugged is therefore positioned in its habitat.
With an innovative, visually appealing, and user-friendly design, Italian Wine Unplugged shares FICO’s commitment to…