Vincomics: in Levanto wine and comics come together for a weekend

Vincomics: in Levanto wine and comics come together for a weekend

From 19 to 21 October Levanto, near the Cinque Terre, hosts cartoonists and wine producers to join forces on the occasion of Vincomics.

In Italy there are cultural spheres that rarely touch each other. Two of these are wine and comics: yet it cannot be said that cartoonists do not appreciate toasts, and in all likelihood many wine enthusiasts are also comic readers. Italy is in fact one of the first world producers of both wine and comics (both records are disputed with France); and for this reason in 2018 Vincomics – Stories made of wine was born , the event that finally brings together glasses and clouds.


From Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October in Levanto , a few kilometers from the Cinque Terre , the first edition of the festival organized by Balloonwine in collaboration with Sapori Verticali will be held.great names of the past and present of comics, such as silvia ziche and silverThe heart of the event will be the Vincomics space , inside the former Casino: on the first floor there will be the exhibition market with the stands of publishers, collectors and wineries; while on the ground floor the Regional Enoteca will offer local wines for tasting. The event will attract about twenty Italian comics authors to the Ligurian town: there will be the great names of the past and present, such as Ivo Milazzo and Aldo Di Gennaro , humorous authors such as Silvia Ziche and Silver , Disney and Bonelli artists, including historic Dylan Dog designer Angelo Stano and Martin Mystère creator Alfredo Castelli . Filippo Bartolotta, sommelier and passionate reader, will instead be present to guide even the less experienced to discover the wine most suitable for them.

joshua held

Authors and sommeliers will be the protagonists of a busy program of meetings and some workshops , one of which is dedicated to drawing with wine and one reserved for children aged 8 to 13. The Luzzati space will also host four exhibitions dedicated to the theme: it will thus be possible to discover the detailed labels designed by Vittorio Giardino, and the decidedly more humorous ones created by the Tuscan Joshua Held. The exhibition dedicated to Anna Brandoli will propose the original drawings of the author, who today is dedicated together with her daughter Sabrina to breeding and winemaking; and finally the works of 8 authors (including Altan, Toppi, Giardino) dedicated to Sagrantino , guest wine of the festival, will be exhibited .


But for those who really want to get to know authors and labels up close, the opportunities not to be missed will be dinners and author tastings in the company of sommeliers and cartoonists (for which booking is recommended).a dinner dedicated to lupo alberto and another to the Genoese authors of disney comicsTwo dinners will be held on Friday 19 and Saturday 20, dedicated respectively to Lupo Alberto (with Silver, Alfredo Castelli and Laura Scarpa; the menu includes chicken in broth ) and to the Genoese authors of Disney comics: Paolo De Lorenzi, Francesco D’Ippolito and Andrea Arrow. On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st, guided tastings will take place at the local wineries, restaurants and wine bars, to talk about the DOP wines of Levanto as well as the works of Crepax or Gipi. For those who have little time, the advice is to go to the Loggia Antica : here the authors will gather to autograph their books and coasters created specifically for the event; while in the main square, a few meters away, local producers will present the wines and products of the territory.

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