(AGI) Beijing, Sept 9 - Vinitaly International opens up theworld of Italian wine to food at Shanghai's Wine & DineFestival from Sept. 18 to 20. Vinitaly's strategic branch inChina will attend the business-to-consumer event where Italianwine and food products will be represented by the city's twomajor catering brands, "Da Marco" and "Jacky Group", and theirchefs, Marco Barbieri and Jacky Xue. They will prepare Italianculinary specialties for visitors to the festival's ItalianPavilion. The Shanghai Wine & Dine Festival is organised withthe city's major newspaper, the Shanghai Morning Post, theGewara Group, the Bank of Communications, one of China's majorbanking groups, and Unionpay. "Italian food combined with ourwines will be the secret to approaching Chinese visitors andconsumers," said Stevie Kim, managing director of VinitalyInternational. Fabbri and Illy, two of Italy's best-known foodbrands, will offer ice-cream and coffee at the festival. (AGI).