A producer in Dogliani, new president of Barolo Consorzio
A producer in Dogliani, new president of Barolo Consorzio Even though Barolo is king and Barbaresco queen in the Langhe area of Piedmont region, this amazing landscape Human Heritage protected by UNESCO encloses other grape varieties and appellations. Few days after Vinitaly, Pietro Ratti ...
34° Masi Award, the Grosso d'Oro Award goes to the Navy
by Roger Sesto Gargagnago di Valpolicella (Verona), 3rd October 2015, “This 34° Masi Award is the expression of an unconventional culture, which can export the values of a territory worldwide with the typical familiarity of a wine that was able to become ...
Black Rooster Presentation: Chianti Classico Collection CCC2015
Since 2005 the trademark Black Rooster expresses the energy and the elegance within the wines of the appellation Chianti Classico, a group of nearly 600 producers that has proved to be a Squadra vincente! A great communication strategy and the richness of the different expressions among the ...
Past and future behind Ferrari bubbles and Tenute Lunelli wines
Giulio Ferrari has to be considered the person who introduced Chardonnay vines in Italy late XIX century, agronomist of San Michele all’Adige Research Institute belonging to Austria at that time, he visited several wine regions and studied in Montpellier and Geisenheim universities. ...
2016 harvest: 10% down on 2015 but some beautiful fruit
As harvest season was just getting underway on August 22, this was the forecast by the French agriculture ministry. But a hot, dry summer promotes quality, sometimes over quantity. Grapes this year often have thick skins and less juice than normal. A decisive ...
Bordeaux 2015: Prices on the rise again!
The Bordeaux futures campaign involves two phases: first, the tastings that we attended at the start of April, then the release of prices, most of which are based on the evaluations of the tasters. This unique system has made the top Bordeaux so successful, generating both notoriety and ...
State of the global wine industry
Every year, the International Organisation of Wine and Vine releases insight into the latest figures and trends. Vineyard acreage mostly unchanged Over the last three years, the global area under vine has remained stable at 7.54 million hectares. The five leading ...
Is China ready for wine tourism?
China is still an up-and-coming wine producing and consuming country. Now, a wine culture driven by tourism is starting to grow. Many wineries have refurbished their facilities, making everything as tourist-friendly as possible and local authorities are also spending a fortune building wine ...
London Wine Fair 2016: a must attend show
The London Wine Fair – now in its 36th year – is the U.K.’s leading drinks industry exhibition. Located in London Olympia, the show, which is exclusively for trade professionals (over 11,000 visitors are expected to attend, including a significant number of buyers from ...
Prowein 2016: Consolidating global performance
Prowein’s success is showing no signs of abating. From March 13 to 15, the number of exhibitors and visitors attending the international wine and spirits show from around the world increased. 55,000 trade visitors came to glean information from the stands of 6,200 exhibitors and to put in ...
A new generation of winemakers in China
Jie Ma and Qian Yu are a young couple of Chinese winemakers. After studying in Europe and gaining work experience abroad, they returned to the Ningxia region in China. Jie Ma is technical director of Jade Vineyard where he manages the vineyards and winery. Qian Yu is technical director at Yunkou ...
Records Broken at the 155th Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Auction
President’s Piece 480,000€ and Total 11,357,609€ The Hospices de Beaune celebrates 2015 with the Climats of Burgundy elevated to the UNESCO World Heritage List, elevated quality from a perfect growing season with 33 cuvées made by the new winemaker Ludivine Griveau, and ...
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