The SPEEDTASTING formula proposed: It is very good approach and buyer can face to face to taste and ask the questions with the producer, and even visit their vineyard to understand more detail. That will be good for the buyer to have better decision making for business not only for the quality of wine and price, but also understand the management and philosophy behind. Michael Lam Billion Int – HK - Speedtasting i Vini del Piemonte 2015
The SPEEDTASTING formula proposed: Excellent. 20 minutes is just about the right amount of time to taste the key wines from each of the producers to make the most of the limited time. If the tastings take too long, I would have become tired and lost attention. Wang Chong – Wangi Wines UK – Speedtasting i Vini del Piemonte 2015
· The SPEEDTASTING formula proposed: Excellent, efficient and very practical method to meet a good number of producers with an opportunity to speak to them outside of noisy, crowded trade shows.
· The Speedtasting location: Good use of space.
· The Speedtasting service: Excellent hostesses who directed you to the correct table at the right time.
· The organization of the event: Very well done again! Nothing was overlooked.
· Comment on the hotel: Very nice property with friendly staff, very clean rooms. Would return happily. Nuray Ali ex-cellars – Canada -Speedtasting i Vini del Piemonte 2015
The SPEEDTASTING formula proposed: Is very useful and efficient
The Speedtasting location: Is very useful and efficient
The Speedtasting service: Very good overall. Well organized
The organization of the event: Well organized over all but may consider for less developed markets like Hong Kong, the second day of producers (almost all Barbera, not so relevant) but was good that the event included some very top quality niche wines such as the Alto Piemonte of Pietro Cassina (which Cottage Vineyards will represent!!!)
Comment on the hotel: Good Ada Nga Ting LEUNG - Cottage Vineyards (International) Limtied - Speedtasting i Vini del Piemonte 2015
Per la mia azienda è stato un successo ……………quindi ritengo che l’esperienza sia stata molto positiva
ringrazio per l’impeccabile organizzazione !!! Marsaglia – Speedtasting i Vini del Piemonte 2015
…per noi è stata un’esperienza interessante, dato che era la prima volta che partecipavamo a questo tipo di iniziativa. Oltre al fatto di aver avuto l’occasione di conoscerti, è stato davvero interessante conoscere questa formula di incontro. Ritengo sia stata ben organizzata e già prima dell’incontro si sapeva esattamente chi avremmo incontrato e ci era stato fornito il materiale. Anche la gestione dell’evento è stata puntuale ed efficiente, rispettando i tempi assegnati. … è stata una preziosa occasione di contatto e di conoscenza reciproca a cui ha fatto seguito uno scambio di email, successivamente. Nel complesso posso esprimere un giudizio ampiamente positivo. Elio Pisoni SPEEDTASTING VINI DEL TRENTINO OTTOBRE 2014
“ Momenti intensi di incontro, dove incontrare spesso e volentieri persone da ogni parte del mondo, con le quali oltre a tessere importanti relazioni commerciali si monitorano le nuove tendenze del mercato del vino, diventato totalmente globale”! Alessandro Favaro CANTINA Col Dovigo – Speedtasting Consorzi Vicentini ottobre 2014
Michele Shah organizes and arranges great importer trips! MARGARETA LUNDEBERG. Speedtasting Marchet September 2014
The SPEEDTASTING formula proposed is very clear and well organized. Marta Regowska Caterteam Speedtasting Soave September 2014
The SPEEDTASTING formula proposed is great as ever Michael Bodholdt BBVinimport Speedtasting Soave settembre 2014
I buyers incontrati sono MOLTO PROFESSIONALI E SERI; La formula BtoB proposta da Michèle Shah srl è un’OTTIMA FORMULA. Alberto Erbice. Villa Erbice – Speedtasting Soave settembre 2014
La formula BtoB proposta da Michèle Shah srl: Molto mirata, professionale senza dubbio Poderi Arcangelo - Speedtasting San Gimignano May 2014
Il sistema incoming lo ritengo molto valido per far conoscere ai buyers il nostro territorio e le nostre aziende. La formula proposta mi sembra molto interessante e efficace. La precisione dei tempi scanditi dalla campanella e dai passaggi di Antonella di preavvertimento dello scadere del tempo e’ sinonimo di serieta’, professionalita’ e rispetto di tutti i partecipanti che hanno uguali opportunita’. La location e’ funzionale e molto bella… Casa Lucii Speedtasting - San Gimignano May 2014
Indicate il livello di gradimento dello Speedtasting da 1 a 10:10 Fattoria San Donato - Speedtasting San Gimignano May 2014
La formula BtoB proposta da Michèle Shah srl: vincente, Michèle lo sa perché Le ho riconosciuto più volte il merito di portare ai B2B team di buyers professionali e interessati a conoscere nuovi territori e nuove produzioni. Palagetto - Speedtasting San Gimignano May 2014
Scrivo per ringraziarti per il livello dei buyer dell’evento di Monchiero della scorsa settimana. Sono stato soddisfatto sia come produttore che come consigliere del Consorzio. Lorenzo Olivero. Olivero Mario Cantina. Speedtasting I Vini del Piemonte Febbraio 2014
Gli incontri con i Buyers internazionali sono organizzati in modo estremamente efficiente. I possibili partners sono molto selezionati, di qualità e certamente rappresentativi per i loro paesi di provenienza. Noi possiamo rallegrarci anche dell’efficacia di questi incontri, perché dopo una settimana abbiamo già l’ordine scritto e abbiamo raggiunto un nuovo Paese. Grazie Michéle. Paolo e Christine Endrici. Cantina Endrizzi – Speedtasting Trentino Buyers event 24-28 Gennaio 2014
Michele… You are one of the best when it comes to planning / promoting programs; I’ve been around the block, I know. I do hope to participate in your future programs. I hold you in the highest regard. Ross Bouchard – US Wine Agent – Speedtasting Piemonte 2012
The tasting are always enjoyable to say the least. In all of my experiences with you in the past the planning and execution of the entire event is without a hitch. The wineries present are always of good quality with marketable wines in both value and what’s in the bottle. I have learned so much about the Italian wine industry in the past year and a half that I feel over the next year my portfolio will be tilted in that direction as I change my focus away from South American wines. Eclectic Cellars - Florida USA – Speedtasting Piemonte 2013
For a small importer like me with limited resources it means I can meet a lot of growers in one place and from one region I am interested in. The quality of wines on show especially on this last trip has been excellent. Also as someone who speaks no Italian I have translators on hand to explain the finer details. It is also a very good forum in which to exchange ideas with other importers from other countries and gets you outside of your comfort zone a little. ( a swimming pool always helps too!) Oeno UK – Speedtasting Piemonte 2013
interested in participating in a future SPEEDTASTING event, all of them! This was the second we participated in and those experiences brought us more labels in our portfolio. We like the concept and we trust Michele for the choice of regions and producers. Heritage Wines Hong Kong – Speedtasting Piemonte 2013
SPEEDTASTING: Better market overview, better understanding of culture and residents. Kessler Konsulting Germania – Speedtasting Piemonte 2013
I find it essential if I am going to start a relationship with a winery that I must meet the principals and their winery so I have a good understanding of the wines and style that I can take back with me and tell my sales people and clients. Great concept and organized events . Works very well for me. Groupe Soleil Canada – Speedtasting Piemonte 2013
the Speedtasting format is a very efficient and practical way to meet a good number of producers and have the opportunity to learn about their property and wines I really enjoy seeing parts of Italy that would not normally be visited, the dinners are very enjoyable, and great to meet other importers and learn about their markets. ex-Cellars Wine Services Canada – Speedtasting Consorzi Veneti 2013
new discoveries, useful contacts, experience. KAZUMIAN Russia – Speedtasting Consorzi Veneti 2013
I have found Speedtasting to be very productive in discovering new wineries that we have ended up adding to our portfolio: it is also a pleasure to meet and interact with newly discovered colleagues in the wine business , and to enjoy the hospitality provided be the hosts at these events. MANI AGENCY LIMITED Canada – Speedtasting Consorzi Veneti 2013
- The SPEEDTASTING formula proposed:
- I like it. This way you can meet many producers and if you need more info there are many opportunities to meet later.
- The organization of the event:
- Excellent. The detail and execution of them is really quite something.
- The locations:
- They were fine. Because of the busy schedule, keeping the driving times to a minimum is a must.
- The service:
- Overall I think service from all aspects was very good.
- The logistics:
- Considering the complexity of trying to give everyone what they wanted as far as people and place goes was carried out very well. Artisanal Wine Imports – Canada -ON. Speedtasting Consorzi Vicenza 2013