Bellavita Expo London is the largest Made-in-Italy food and beverage trade show in the UK and our 2016 edition was a roaring success.
The hugely successful 2016 Bellavita Expo in London saw 8100 visitors over 3 days, with 250 exhibitors including over 60 wine producers. It was here that the Bellavita Awards Programme was launched, in order to recognise the excellence of Italian food and wine, which included a judging panel of 400 UK-based food and wine buyers, experts and writers. Celebrity chefs such as Aldo Zilli, Theo Randall, Gennaro Contaldo, Phil Howard and Ollie Dabbous – as well as wine and restaurant extraordinaire Joe Bastianich – also made their appearance in the Food Theatre and hosted special masterclasses. In addition to this, the inaugural Bellavita Best UK Sommelier 2016 competition took place, which was won by Matteo Montone of Locanda Locatelli, who was presented with his award by sponsors Villa Sandi at the Wine Academy, and also won a trip to Venice and tour of their picturesque winery, courtesy of Villa Sandi.