Thursday, 7 April 2011


Have you ever heard about Vinitaly?

This year will take place from April the 7th to April the 14th in Verona the 45th edition of Vinitaly, an international wine fair. For the wine lovers and experts this is the place to be: more than 95 thousand square meters of exhibition space, 4,000 exhibitors, 153,000 visitors from around the World and 2,000 journalists.

Vinitaly, the world's top exhibition in the wine sector, consists in five days of great events, technical tastings of wine and spirits, overviews of wine-making realities in Italy, an impressive convention programme and targeted workshops.

Wine-makers representative of all Italian regions will dominate the scene of the fair. Just to mention some names: Mancinelli Stefano, with its "Lacrima di Morro d’Alba” (a fruity red wine) as main star; La Monacesca and its "Verdicchio di Matelica" (a white wine with an exuberant aromatic richness); Moroder and its Rosso Conero “Dorico”.
High quality and origin (all the producers above are from Marche) link the three wine-makers mentioned, that offer some amazing wines to their national and international customers.

Some friends of mine will be off to Verona from tomorrow…I’ll be there with my mind!!!

Cheers guys 

Sunday, 3 April 2011


After long time, a bit of time to spend thinking about Cibolandia...
Many months passed by between study, work and a lot of good food of course.
This time I won't write about anything but my dissertation project: the food shopping online!!

To be honest, I was an old fashioned visitor of supermarket until one day my super tech wife proposed me to do our grocery shopping online. My scepticism was quickly defeated by the fact that I didn't have to carry kilos and kilos of meats, water, fruits until my fingers get purple and my arms painful for three days. But at the time we chose (more or less) of the day we decided a stranger knocked at our door saying: "It's X your food shopping is here!". I loved it!!

From that day I occasionally visit a supermarket, finding annoying queuing at the till, looking for hidden items in endless shelves and trying not to be run over by trolleys.

All this to say that my master dissertation project is about ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING and I will need the help of all of you to complete  a quick and easy survey that is possible to find at the following link:

Thanks for your cooperation and see you soon

Stay tuned