The Guide and the Digital Catalogue

5StarWines – the Book, the first Guide promoted by an International Fair, was created with the aim of offering wine producers an effective promotional and marketing tool for their companies.

The Guide recognizes and rewards the quality of the wines, and companies presented in it, through the objective judgement by an international panel of experts. These include Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, sommeliers from starred restaurants, journalists, oenologists, Italian Wine Experts and Ambassadors from the Vinitaly International Academy, all with different origins, specializations and backgrounds. The Guide of selected wines, published in paper and digital format in English, is distributed in Italy and abroad. It is distributed at the main trade fairs, B2B meetings, tastings and masterclasses aimed at professionals in the wine business: this allows companies to access the key players in the reference market.

The Guide is a true Digital Catalogue, which can be consulted and distributed to an audience consisting of:

10,000+ top buyers from the Vinitaly Community

200+ selected journalists

200+ Wine Ambassadors and Experts of Vinitaly International Academy

100+ international judges

Wine Experts and key influencers from around the world


The Guide is therefore an important tool for professionals and buyers from all over the world, it is for those who are constantly looking for novelties and great wines within the panorama of wine production, in order to be able to suggest them to their clients.



5StarWines – the Book collects all and only the selected wines that receive a score equal to or greater than 90/100 during the three days of blind tasting by the panel of jurors. Inside the Guide, a page is dedicated to each selected wine with photos, information about the winery, 5StarWines / Wine Without Walls score and tasting notes written by the panel.

A special segment of the Book is dedicated to Wine Without Walls, the selection of certified organic / biodynamic and sustainable wines.