La Gioiosa Prosecco at the Food & Wine Classic Aspen.

“Man, do I love the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen… #hellyeah,” wrote Food & Wine magazine executive wine editor Ray Isle on his Instagram when all was said and done.

As the masthead’s top wine writer, Ray, one of the top wine writers working in the U.S. today, leads some of the highest-profile tastings and seminars at the event. It was great to see him and the entire cast of Food & Wine Classic presenters, including friends old and new, back in action last month in Colorado at the premier culinary event of the year.

We are happy to report that La Gioiosa Prosecco was there, represented by our good friends, the talented team at Ethica Wines, our American importer. We couldn’t be more pleased that their team devoted an entire table to our wines, including La Gioiosa Prosecco DOC Rosé, which, by all reports, was one of the highlights of the grand tasting.

For nearly four decades, the Aspen Food & Wine Classic has been the number-one festival calendar date for foodies and wine lovers across the U.S.

The following are just some of the top wine professionals and high-profile wine media who presented this year, including a number of master sommeliers:

Bobby Stuckey, Carlin Karr, Mark Oldman, Anthony Giglio, Wanda Mann, June Rodil, Yannick Benjamin…

The list, which reads like a who’s who of the American wine scene, goes on and on. One of the Ethica Wines team members even spotted John Legend, not to mention countless American and international celebrity chefs who were also in attendance.

Set against the gorgeous Rocky Mountains at 8,000 feet above sea level, the scene couldn’t be more picturesque. Add to that mix the tide of top food and wine professionals, experts, journalists, and collectors who attend this legendary event and it’s not hard to see why so many people fly to Colorado especially to attend from all over the world in some cases. We couldn’t have been more proud to be a part of it.

Next year’s festival, the magazine’s 40th (!!!), will be held June 16-18, 2023. La Gioiosa Prosecco will be there. We hope to see you then.

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