Cognac falls prey to ‘vultures’
Wine growers in the Charentes area have been airing vociferous concerns about a practice that may jeopardise their future. Since January 2016, legal changes have allowed vineyards in struggling wine regions to be purchased, then uprooted after just a year and planting permission to ...
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 ...
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 ...
China blows hot and cold on the drinks market
Since 2005, demand for wines and spirits in the Chinese market, particularly from France, has soared, most notably at the luxury end. In fact, such was the strength of demand that China could well have destabilized the French wine market which became mesmerised by it. Ever since President Xi ...
Africa: The wine industry’s hotbed for future growth
Africa is a booming market for wines and spirits. In its search for new growth markets, the industry has for the past few years been casting an envious glance at the African continent, where the economy has become increasing stable. Spirits already have a firm footing there and have been ...
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