The fifth edition of the unmissable Milanese event for enthusiasts, Ho.Re.Ca professionals, and the Wine & Spirits industry press is on its way.

Milan, May 8, 2024Best Wine Stars returns from May 18 to 20, the tasting event sponsored by the Municipality of Milan, which takes place every year inside the fascinating Palazzo del Ghiaccio and will host an exceptional showcase of Italian and international companies in the world of gastronomy, wine and spirits, highlighting excellences and unique flavors.

The over 200 participating companies will fill the parterre of the suggestive location divided into various areas. The already established Italian Wine Area, International Wine Area, Spirits Area, Organic Area, Assovini Area, and Fausto Lupetti Logo Area will be joined by the novelty of this edition: the Tasting Area, dedicated to gastronomic excellences.

This last area will delight the palates of visitors who will be able to discover the truffle products of the company La Rustichella Truffles, the tasty taralli of Love Gargano, the candied fruits and sweets of Orange Moon, and the Sicilian specialties of iSicily Italian Corner.

Also confirmed for this edition is the Food Area, which will offer a wide culinary selection to accompany tastings. Here it will be possible to taste genuine flavors combined with the culinary creativity of Toast Garden, the Italian version of the delicious Brazilian “pão de queijo” by Panggioso, the famous pinse proposed by Gustoso di Boccuccia Angelo, and the numerous varieties of truffle by Battiferro Tartufi.

Another confirmation, the Partner & Services Area will allow visitors to discover professional solutions for the wine and spirits sector, also thanks to the exhibition of wine coolers and innovative products by Sanden Intercool Italy S.r.l..

All tasting counters will finally be stocked with ice produced thanks to the solutions offered by Brema Group S.p.a..

Unmissable appointments that enrich the three days of walk around tasting, as every year, will be the masterclasses, chaired by the writer, digital narrator, sommelier, and entrepreneur Adua Villa, and the tasting rooms, led by Fabio Bacchi, founder of BarTales and Roma Bar Show. These moments of deepening will give space to the story and uniqueness of the various wine and spirits companies presented.

The calendar, full of appointments, will open on Saturday, May 18th with the first Tasting Room guided by Fabio Bacchi, Vermouth – The territory in the glass, during which it will be possible to discover the companies Antico Luxardo, Borbone, Carpano, Casoni, Doragrossa, Gamondi, and Karminia. Sunday, May 19th, will follow, the Grappa Tasting Room – Italian Spirit, dedicated to the princesses of the spirit industry, Italian grappas, through the tasting of companies Distilleria Caffo, Levi Serafino, Mangilli, Poli 1898, Russo Distillatori 1891, and Villa de Varda. Finally, on Monday, the Amaro Tasting Room – Dark is Better, which will see as protagonists the companies Eroico, Fiume, Formidabile, Amaro San Marco, and Varnelli Amaro dell’Erborista, will close the calendar of meetings.

As for the masterclasses, Adua Villa will chair all the meetings, accompanied by various prominent speakers from the sector.

In particular, Valentina Vercelli, professional journalist from La Cucina Italiana, Condé Nast Traveller, Slowine, and Civiltà del Bere, will accompany the digital entrepreneur during the meetings Varvaglione 1921 – Autochthonous Project: The Elegance of Apulian wines, Consorzio Doc Friuli – More Than A Wine: Discovering a territory rich in history and culture through the glass and the group masterclass Chic But Not Shocking: Drinking Well Without Breaking the Bank, where it will be possible to discover the labels of the companies BA&CO Srl, Beccio e Viotti Vini, Borgoverde Società Agricola, and Mazzolada.

The Radio Deejay speaker and winemaker, Francesco Quarna, will assist Adua during the tastings Il Poggiarello – Malvasia and Gutturnio: The Unexpected Emilia, where the most representative wines of the Colli piacentini will be narrated to understand their potential and their facets and the group masterclass Italian On Tour: Wandering through Italy’s wine Territories, during which Agricola Brigha, Azienda Agricola Perla, Cantina San Michele a Ripa, Marisa Cuomo, and Tenuta Sant’Antonio – Famiglia Castagnedi will be presented.

Arrighi – The Marine Wine with the Flavor of Myth: 100% Ansonica Grape immersed in the sea of Elba is the title of the masterclass dedicated to the company Arrighi and held by Stefania Vinciguerra, Editor-in-Chief of DoctorWine, and Adua Villa. The two speakers will also close the day on Saturday, May 18th with Gastronomic Labels: Understanding the Birth of a Perfect Pairing Through Wine, where the wines of the companies Borgoverde Società Agricola, Cantina Colle Mora, Cantina Nuovi Poderi, La Vecchia Tenuta di Moretti Alex, and Tenuta Wieserhof will be told.

The appointments Cantina Bingiateris – Eight Friends and a Dream: in Search of the Wine of Wines and the group masterclass of Azienda agricola San Basilio, Domini mediterranei, Feudo del Balio, Fontana Reale, and Luca Leggero, titled Project Earth: Respecting the Environment with an Eye on Climate Change, will be held by Adua Villa and Mattia Asperti, Sommelier and Professional Taster: Creator of the community The Divine Sommelier.

The last masterclass on Sunday will see Adua accompanied by the Wine Journalist – Director of Vinonews24, Giambattista Marchetto. The two will guide the audience during the tasting Assovini Sicilia – From Etna to the Far West: Journey into Sicilian Viticultural Diversity, presenting the companies Botticella, Caruso & Minini, Casa Vinicola Fazio, Tenuta Ferrata, and Tenute Navarra.

On Monday, May 20th, Adua Villa will accompany participants during the talk Agivi – Time Devoted and the two meetings Discovering the Network of Pinot Bianco, with six historic companies from Collio, united in the valorization of Pinot Bianco, a symbol of territory, collaboration, and elegance, and Ca’ Boschi srl – Into the Nature of Langhe.

As last year, Best Wine Stars will cross the borders of Palazzo del Ghiaccio with two events: the well-known format Best Wine Stars Business Dinner and the new event organized by the Top Partner of the event Vetrobalsamo, which on May 17th will welcome exhibitors for a visit to their Milanese plant, concluding the tour on the brand new green terrace.

Finally, on Sunday, May 19th at 10:00 am, the Best Wine Stars Awards ceremony will take place, granting numerous prizes and recognitions. The award ceremony, which will be held inside Palazzo del Ghiaccio in the Piranesi Hall, is open to exhibiting companies and sector journalists.

All labels of the companies participating in the event will be on sale on the e-commerce platform Also on the site, it is possible to discover all the companies that have joined the project and that will be present at the event, where it will also be possible to purchase the various wines tasted, directly from the producers.

Discover all the exhibiting companies at the following link:



The event will take place from May 18 to 20 at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Via Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 14 – Milan, with the following hours: May 18/19 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, May 20 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrances are open from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Monday entrances will be closed at 4:00 pm.

Admission to the event is free for all sector operators and journalists. At the following link, it is possible to request accreditation: LINK

Sommeliers are entitled to a 50% discount on the purchase price.

Lovers can purchase tickets to access the event at the following link

Accreditation or ticket entitles entry to the event, unlimited tastings, tasting glass, and participation in Masterclasses and talks, upon reservation (seats are limited).



Main Sponsor: Landini

Top Partner: Vetrobalsamo

Partners: Agivi, Assoenologi, Danitacom

Technical Partners: Alpentrans, Accessori da Vino, Brema Group S.p.a., Lez Rent, Love Gargano, Non di solo Legno, Say Cheese Bistrot, Sanden Intercool Italy S.r.l., Vinstrip

Media Partners: BarTales, DoctorWine, Eventi Milano, Huesers, Italia a Tavola, Mente Locale, Sky Italia, StarZ N TV, Wine Meridian, Wine Soundtrack

Accommodation Partners: Hotel Susa, iH Hotels Milano Gioia, Kleos Hotel Milano, UNAHOTELS Century Milano, UNAHOTELS Galles Milano, UNAHOTELS Mediterraneo Milano, Worldhotel Cristoforo Colombo

COMPANY PROFILE: Best Wine Stars is an initiative of the Prodes Italia group, which has been operating in the high jewelry, design, and art sectors for years. Founder of the now consolidated annual event Artistar Jewels, Prodes Italia reflects in this new project the same uniqueness and style. In 2019, the company organized the first edition of Milano Jewelry Week, The Milanese Week that celebrates the history, tradition, and innovation of the fascinating world of international jewelry.


May 18/19/20, 2024 – Palazzo del Ghiaccio – Via Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 14 – Milan
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