This’ll be fun, writing on behalf of Mark! Let’s see how much I remember of what he told me! This also gives me the excuse of not too many photos, Mark was busy so not too many opportunities to take pics!
I wish I’d been able to go to Vinitaly too, but when I saw the car that Mark was travelling up in, I totally understood why I couldn’t go – unless I wanted to hitch a ride hanging onto the roof!
Mark left the day before the exhibition opened and headed for Verona to help set up the stand for Cantina Romanelli in the Umbria area of the expo. Once they had set that up ready for the following day they headed out to the accommodation – 40 km away! Baffling as to why they chose to be so far out of town – nearer to Lake Garda than Verona! However it was clean and pleasant enough!
Not the best organisation methods for entry into the hall in the mornings. All the exhibitors arrived in good time (about 8am) and had to hang around outside even though there were the organisers inside. Mark arrived at 8am and then had to wait until 8.30 to get in! Then half an hour to set up the wines and paraphernalia!