Each year, our Italian distributors – Gruppo Meregalli – host ’100 Vini’, a prestigious event where they showcase their finest products. Earlier this week we returned to the event with our multi award winning Irish Whiskey Collection.
We’ve had a lot of positive interest from Italy over the past few months and it was really great to meet some of Meregalli’s clients and spread the word of The Wild Geese.
“Questa é una bella sorpresa”
Visitors got the chance to really engage with the product, from tasting The Collection to exploring the brand story on the back label, and some even shared their thoughts when they tried The Wild Geese:
100 Vini took place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which hosts the F1 Italian Grand Prix. We were treated to some warm up laps from F1 racing cars in the morning, before guests were invited to the viewing gallery to sample The Wild Geese.
Its so good that they’re speechless…
“We love The Wild Geese Limited Edition because its sincere”
Our Italian distributors, Gruppo Meregalli, are hosting 100 Vini again this year. Held at the world famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Meregalli invite their clients to sample the products that they carry.
The Wild Geese will be bringing the taste of Ireland to the tasting event. Last year we were treated to some laps of the track by top of the range sports cars The combination of revving engines and multi award winning Irish whiskey was enough to give you goosebumps.
Tomorrow 6 astronauts will be travelling in the opposite direction and be descended into the caves of Sardinia, off the west coast of Italy. As part of the CAVES project, they will live underground for six days in preparation for space flight. Caves are a good environment to substitute space flight, as they both share similar features: the astronauts will be exposed to dark, confined spaces and must adapt to a lack of privacy while in isolation from the rest of the world.
Its impressive to think that this is just preparation for the astronauts (who represent 6 different space agencies) and that the next time that experience similar conditions they may be well above the Earth’s surface, rather than below it. But, they will be making the most of their time down there by mapping, surveying and searching for life.
The CAVES project has been running since 2008 and each year has added new space-flight components to the training. It stands for Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and exercising human behaviour and performance Skills, and attracts agencies like NASA, ESA and the Russian and Japanese programmes. The 6 astronauts taking part this Friday are:
Mike Fincke – NASA
Andrew Feustel – NASA
Andreas Mogensen – ESA
Nikolai Tikhonov – from the Russian Space Programme
Soichi Noguchi – a Japanese spaceflyer
David Saint-Jacques – Canadian Space Agency
As well as their mapping and surveying, the astronauts will test new communications systems, employ safety protocols, and report to mission control – just as they would do in space.