VinItaly International is the strategic arm of VinItaly, the annual wine trade fair held in late April in Verona. Vinitaly International acts as a bridge between Italian wine producers and the rest of the world via both traditional formats such as trade fairs, B2B programs like wine2wine and off-site showcases and grand tastings and less traditional ones such as the VinItaly International Academy, or VIA which is an educational initiative, and the Italian Wine Podcast, an educational, informative (and only very occasionally entertaining) podcast hosted by Monty Waldin.