Singapore Celebrates Gambero Rosso Awards and Italy’s Finest Wines

The latest Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Singapore Stopover set a new record in Singapore, welcoming almost 1,000 wine lovers at CHIJMES Hall a few days ago. The Ambassador of Italy in Singapore Raffaele Langella, the Senior Editor-in-Chief of Vini d’Italia Marco Sabellico and the Editor of Gambero Rosso Top Italian Restaurants in the World Lorenzo Ruggeri contributed celebrating the Italian craftsmanship and its Ambassadors in the region.

Steeped in a wine-producing history that dates back many thousands years, Italy has mastered the art of winemaking and secured an international reputation for producing a wide array of quality wines highly regarded by wine connoisseurs. At Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow’s stopover in Singapore, columns of tasting tables offered an exquisite selection of around 300 wines from over 70 Italian wine producers to an assembly of appreciative wine lovers. Masterclasses hosted by Mr Marco Sabellico, who is also Gambero Rosso’s wine expert, led trade visitors and wine lovers on insightful expeditions to discover the characteristics of signature wines from a total of 68 wineries in Italy.

With a growing reputation as the wine hub of Asia, Singapore presents itself as the ideal gateway for Italian wine producers and distributors to access the region. Italian wine is estimated to flourish at a total volume CAGR of 3% to reach 2.6 billion litres in 2021 (Euromonitor, 2017), supplying fine-quality wine which is in high demand due to Asia’s roaring economies and rising affluence. GlobalData (2017) expects the Asia-Pacific wine market to flourish at a CAGR of 9.4%, the quickest in the world, and register a volume CAGR of 4.5% to more than 4 million litres by 2021.

The following Italian restaurants were recognised as Singapore’s best by Gambero Rosso Top Italian Restaurants in the World:

·       Buona Terra (Surgiva Award)

·       Alba 1836

·       Pizzeria Mozza (Contaldi Castaldi Award for Best Pizza in Town)

·       Garibaldi

·       Da Valentino

The Top Italian Wines Roadshow’s next stop in Asia will be in Hong Kong, China on 31 May.

Today Gambero Rosso is the publishing and training leader in Italy in the field of wine and food. In Italy, Gambero Rosso has established Città del Gusto sites in seven cities (Rome, Milan, Naples, Lecce, Catania, Palermo and Torino), and several schools abroad where courses at amateur, professional and managerial levels are held along with gala tastings and other wine-related events. The Vini d’Italia Wine Guide is translated into Chinese, Japanese, English and German. The Gambero symbol of wine excellence, Tre Bicchieri (three glasses), has become the benchmark award, and an unquestioned reference point, a guarantee of premium quality all over the world. It has even been chosen as the criteria for access into some of the most important wine monopolies in the world.

Special awards from Vini d’Italia guide 2018:

‘Red of the Year’ – Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Superiore Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva 2007

‘White of the Year’ – I Favati Fiano di Avellino Pietramara 2016

‘Sparkling Wine of the Year’ – Marcalberto Extra Brut 2012

‘Sweet Wine of the Year’ – Caravaglio Malvasia delle Lipari Passito 2016

‘Winery of the Year’ ­– Masi

‘Best Value for Money’ – Romagna Sangiovese Superiore Sigismondo 2016

‘Emerging Winery of the Year’ – Spiriti Ebbri

‘Grower of the Year’ ­– Stefano Amerighi

Award for ‘Sustainable Viticulture’ – Ferrari

‘Solidarity Award’ – Elisabetta Fagiuoli from Montenidoli (The award is a new initiative to recognise individuals or wineries who have demonstrated exceptional social commitment).

The Top Italian Wines Roadshow’s next stop in Asia will be in Hong Kong, China on 31 May and a new exclusive Boutique Italian Wine Fair will take place on 9 June 2018 (2-6pm) at The Herencia #01-06 Commis Cafe’ (Robertson Quay, Singapore). The readers of enjoy a complimentary invitation (please write to Bacco Wines at More at 


(Valentina Righi - BOOP.NEWS)

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