Matteo Lunelli new President of IWSC

by Friday, November 27, 2015

Continues the very positive moment for the Cantine Ferrari that, among the major awards of the last months, see its President Matthew Lau appointed Chairman of The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) for the year 2016.

The handover on 27 November in London shows This charge in Italy after exactly 20 years. Was the Marquis Leonardo de’ Frescobaldi in 1995 to fill this role, only Italian after the Marchese Piero Antinori in 1988.

Each year the President of IWSC is selected by the Contest Committee, choosing between influential figures in the world of wine and spirits.  

Now in its 46th Edition IWSC promotes and rewards the best wines, spirits in the world with a very careful evaluation process, that involves more than 300 among Masters of Wine, sommelier, buyer, Professional child minder WSET and big-name wine journalism. This year were judged products from well 90 different countries.

Allen Gibbons, Ceo of IWSC commented on the appointment of Matthew Larson: "The primary task of our contest is the continuous search for excellence and the recognition of the best wines, spirits from around the world. Matthew is a prominent figure of this industry and is therefore a perfect Ambassador for quality and values; We are honored to have him as our President for the 2016 ".

Matteo Lunelli, in turn, said: "I am extremely honored by this nomination, Since IWSC is a prestigious international competition. I hope to emphasize the its important role in educating the consumer to understand the beauty of diversity of territories and traditions of wine; I believe that a great wine is the poetry of his homeland and is always the expression of a unique area”. 

Matthew Lau is driving Ferrari cellars 2011 and represents, with cousins Marcello, Camilla and Alexander, the third generation of the Lunelli family engaged in company. It is also ceo of the Lunelli group, bringing together around Ferrari other excellent Italian wine, which mineral water Surgiva, grappa Segnana, the still wines from Trentino, Tuscan and Umbrian estates Lau and Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene Bisol.


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