Are French appellations in jeopardy?
This magnificent concept designed to protect local agricultural produce from fakes may end up in the hands of the agribusiness industry. An issue over 20 years old In 1996, Alain Berger stepped down as managing director of INAO, the custodian of French appellations which reports ...
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 ...
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 ...
‘Memo’ of the main wine producer countries
The traditional French grape varieties – Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay – are exported across the globe, particularly to the New World countries. France also boasts the largest number of appellations and designations. Italian wine growing dates ...
Unesco welcomes Champagne and Burgundy as heritage sites
On Saturday July 4, Unesco listed the ‘Hillsides, houses and cellars of Champagne’ and the ‘Climats, terroirs of Burgundy’ as world heritage sites. France now boasts 41 sites on the world heritage list. The application filed in 2012 with Unesco by the Paysages du ...
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