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A weekend dedicated to the vineyard, the wine, its words ... and wine tasting!
Welcome to the ProZ.com Italian Winespeak Weekend!
Are you an IT-EN-IT translator specializing in wine texts or wishing to improve your knowledge and skills? Or are you just a wine-lover who wants to learn more, spend quality time with colleagues that share the same passion, and find out what really happens down on the winery? Then this weekend is for you!
Here's our initial programme (subject to adjustment):
Friday: (8.30pm) Park Hotel Primavera hosts the welcome dinner, serving a traditional Abruzzo menu with local wines. Our wine is offered by Tirabuccia http://tirabuccia.com/territorio.html, whose winemaker Andrea Veri, will illlustrate the wines he's chosen to pair with the seafood menu. A chance to meet one of Abruzzo's young wine entrepreneurs! A vegetarian menu is also available.
A morning stroll through the vineyards with Mr Aquilano, our agronomist
Back to work and our oenologist Mr Seghetti will start revealing the secrets of winemaking
Buffet lunch, with the winery's own products
Visit to the wine cellar and bottling plant
Coffee break with delicious Abruzzo delicacies to keep you going
Our evening closes with traditional Abruzzo fare, in a countryside location, La Berlocca, with wines offered by Franco D'Eusanio from his http://www.chiusagrande.com/. Franco will join us for dinner to talk about his unique wine-making approach.
Giles Watson, our keynote speaker and wine translation specialist will present the intricacies of winespeak, with specific reference to English and Italian.
Coffee included. Optional lunch.
Optional Sunday activity for those not involved in the English terminology workshop: a trip to Guardiagrele and the Sunday market.
Event languages: Italian (targeting English terminology), but you can sign up just for the wine seminar on Saturday if you have different target languages.
The venue is the Dora Sarchese winery in Caldari (near Ortona), in the beautiful Abruzzo countryside.
Our hostess for the weekend is Signora Dora Sarchese, who welcomes us to her home and a winery that has been in the family for generations (http://www.dorasarchese.it ).