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More than 100 of Italy's top names in wine gathered in Verona for the OperaWine tasting. Photo: OperaWine

The OperaWine tasting kicked off the all-star trade show by showcasing wines from 107 top producers.

The 52nd edition of Vinitaly, Italy's annual wine and spirits trade fair, brought nearly 4,400 exhibitors to Verona, showing their wares to an estimated 130,000 visitors.

From 18 to 21 March, Vinitaly China will present several B2B walk-around tastings at the Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu.

Vinitaly is returning to this year’s Chengdu Wine Fair this month (March), showcasing wines from 14 Italian wineries and 12 Chinese importers, aiming to, “make the Chinese market fall head over heels for Italian producers” where Italian wines still only account for less than 6% of wines sold in mainland China.

Owner Phil Randazzo at Coyote Moon Vineyards in Clayton, NY. Photo: Don Cazentre

A winery that pioneered the use of "cold hardy" grapes in Upstate New York's North Country. A Finger Lakes liquor store that champions New York wine.

A Watkins Glen wine and cider bar that serves exclusively New York state beverages.

Now live on dekanta.com is a section called ‘wine cellar’ that carries an inaugural collection of 40 red wines from Japan.

A website that specialises in the sale of Japanese spirits has added a new service offering to deliver Japanese wines to anywhere in the world.

If you don’t have these titles in your home library and you love drinking vino, I suggest you pick them up today. Cheers! PHOTO: The Daily Beast

We asked five of the country’s best wine professionals for their favorite reference books.

Most sommeliers I’ve met are as opinionated about wine books as they are about bottles of wine. So, when I interview them for our 10 Rounds column, I always ask for their go-to drinks books.