Archive: September 18, 2018

A cocktail of art, craftsmanship and history at the ultimate venetian venue

If you need an excuse to visit the world’s most romantic city, here’s one that will serve you well until January 6, 2019: a spectacular exhibition, “Storie di Moda”, at Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista – a Venetian landmark that goes back to 1261 and has witnessed successive masterpieces by some of the greatest artists and architects to have worked in La Serenissima.

It’s an opportunity to enjoy the luscious, handmade period costumes of Atelier Pietro Longhi – historic partner of the Venetian Carnival –, created by the superlative Francesco Briggi (mostly with the amazing fabrics of Rubelli of Venice) and inspired by the likes of the Bellinis, Titian, Veronese and other giants of Venetian art.

Curated by Raffaele Dessì, this unique exhibition features our own little, colorful “masterpiece”: Rossini Candonga Canella… A toast to Venetian excellence.

 

Top-tier Canella Prosecco DOCG wins Mundus Vini silver

Here at the Canella winery, we’re bubbling over with joy. What’s more, these are not just any bubbles, they’re genuine DOCG bollicine from our Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG!

We know: the full name is a mouthful, but so is the wine, as testified by the highly coveted silver medal awarded it at the Grand International Wine Award Mundus Vini in Neustadt, Germany. For four days, some 175 professionals from 40 countries tasted nearly 4.311 wines from over 150 wine-growing regions worldwide. You can imagine our happiness in being selected out of the crème de la crème of international vineyards.

Guess what we’re going to toast with?

Celebrating Venetian Glass with Bellini – and Bellini

Sunday, September 9th to Sunday the 16th, the Venetian Lagoon – notably Venice itself, the Murano island and Mestre – is hosting over 180 events that spotlight the supreme craftsmanship and myriad artistic expressions of the area’s glassmaking heritage: The Venetian Glass Week. The international festival, now in its second edition, features workshops, ‘open furnaces’, conferences, film screenings and performances, themed evenings and major exhibitions like the inaugural event at Museo del Vetro (Murano): “Mario Bellini in Murano” (opening night: 5 pm, Saturday 8). The eponymous, Milan-born architect and designer is a twentieth-century icon whose designs can be found all over the world, including the Louvre, Paris. Throughout a stellar career, he has celebrated Venetian glass, which he calls “a blaze of light and color”.

We could not miss his opening night (or the rest of his exhibition, which closes on March 3rd, 2019), not just for the happy coincidence of our own, peach-&-prosecco cocktail bearing the name of another great artist called (Giovanni) Bellini… But because how else can visitors toast to his splendid designs and objets d’art if not with a blaze of light, color and… flavor – our Bellini and Rossini Candonga cocktails?