François Mauss,Bipin Desai and Angelo Gaja
Fulvio Pierangelini, François Mauss and Gianfranco Soldera
Chef Luciano Parolari




 Cernobbio, Italy- October 1, 2010The world’s most famous hotel will once again host the Villa d’Este World Wine Symposium, October 28-31st  , 2010,  on the banks of beautiful Lake Como.

Listen to an Interview with Villa d’Este World Wine Symposium founder François Mauss and Jean Marc Droulers, President and CEO of the Hotel Group Villa d’Este on Lake Como, Italy

 The event — also called the Davos of the Wine World —organized in partnership with the founder of WWS, François Mauss,  gathers the top players of the wine world; producers, wine experts, aficionados, critics, journalists, collectors and draws participants from Italy and all of Europe.
In addition to tasting some of the world’s most important wines, such as Chateaux Petrus, Romanée Conti, Echézeaux, Richebourg, La Tâche, Gaia and Sassicaia; experts will moderate the sessions, most of them with the producers themselves; i.e., Domaine de la Romanée Conti wines will be presented by none other than Mr. Aubert de Villaine.
In between seminars and tastings, participants are treated to perfectly paired meals prepared by Villa d’ Este’s Executive Chef, Luciano Parolari, a renowned expert in risotto and co-author of several cookbooks, including the Villa d’Este Cookbook and Tales of Risotto. Listen to Chef Luciano Parolari on FOOD & WINE TALK
This year’s discussion topics , October 28-31:
“Wine and Health: Where Are We and Where Are We Going”, with a panel discussion made up of leading scientists from around the world: Professor David Khyat (Institut National du Cancer, France); Professor R. Curtis Ellison (Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Boston University and best known for his research on “the French Paradox”; and Professor Alberto Bertelli (Surgeon, Università Statale di Milano, expert in studies linking wine and health).
 “China and Wine”.  Quickly becoming an important market for superior quality wines, China is also increasing its own production.  The discussion will include insight on what the ramifications of this development may be and what the Chinese wine producers’ goals and ambitions. Don St. Pierre Sr., founder of ASC, a large wine distributor in China, will be speaking in addition to representatives from other Chinese institutions.
Other topics will be discussed during concurrent sessions over the three day meeting, including: “Corks: problems, solutions and alternatives” and “Science and Religion: a new perspective””. Among the speakers will be: Jean-Robert Pitte (Former President of the Sorbonne- Paris); Dominique Tourneix, CEO of DIAM; Henri de Pracomtal (CEO of Taransaud - Barrel Producer), Michel Bettane, journalist, and Allen Meadows, journalist.
For more information, please contact:
Villa d’Este -Claudia Volpi-USA Public Relations
Mobile:  +1 646 431 3202  ,
Villa d’Este Wine Symposium - Marco Makaus
Mobile:  +39 3638476735