The 2015 winners are Giusi Nicolini Mayor of Lampedusa, Costanza Calabrese from the TG5, Walter Speller from jancisrobinson.com, and Gaia Pianigiani from the New York Times
On September 13th in Montalcino the 17th edition of the Casato Prime Donne Award celebrates its winners proposing, as usual, a woman who emerges from the rest and is able to be of example: Giuseppina Maria Nicolini mayor of the most southern municipality in Italy – Lampedusa e Linosa – where immigrants searching for refuge first reach our shores.
Giusi Nicolini is from Lampedusa, dedicated environment protector she has proven courage and civil commitment in running the rescue service for those escaping from the African coast. To her we assign the Casato Prime Donne award that comes from the world of agriculture, a sector which has proven to be particularly apt for integration and has given work to 322,000 migrants.
As well as the mayor another 4 awards given to those who divulge Montalcino and its Brunello around the world. Costanza Calabrese became chief editor of the TG5 when only 30 years old and is today one of the main journalists of the Mediaset news. Gaia Pianigiani, New York Times journalist and pioneer of a “responsive”
journalism who dialogues with the readers, she comes the Chianti region. Walter Speller went t from being a sommelier in an Italian restaurant in Berlin to famous wine writer for www.jancisrobinson.com has become now practically an Italian wine ambassador in the UK. Finally a photograph that best represents the Brunello and Orcia territories chosen by a popular jury that is visiting online. We will know the winner on August 31st.
<< The Jury made up of Francesca Colombini Cinelli (President), Rosy Bindi, Anselma Dell’Olio, Anna Pesenti, Stefania Rossini, Anna Scafuri and Daniela Viglione has again
found an extraordinary woman>>said Donatella Cinelli Colombini owner of the first Italian winery with an all female staff, which organizes the award <<the three journalists and the photographer who will also be awarded have been able to pick up new traits from our territory and its people, once again attracting the public. For these winners we have prepared a farmer’s feast at Casato Prime Donne with 7 excellencies from the Tuscan gastronomy and of course some Brunello >>.
Take a moment to be on the virtual jury choosing the image that regards “People and land of Brunello and Orcia wines”. The winner will be chosen among five
The finalist images are:
- Paolo Busato, Calendario 2016, May 2015
- Stefano Caporali http://www.tuscany-photo.com “Val d’Orcia sunrise before and after” May 2015
- Francesco Caso, 1x.com, May 2015
- Paolo De Faveri , http://www.lulu.com/paolo–de-faveri , October 2014
- Paolo De Faveri, http://www.tuscanyphotoworkshop.com December 2014