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. ...
‘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 ...
Vineyard prices: Prestigious appellations push average prices up
According to the latest survey by Agreste for the Ministry of Agriculture, the average price of vineyard land suitable for producing appellation wines (PDO) was €60,000/hectare in 2013 (excluding Champagne). A breakdown of this average reveals a much more chequered picture however, ...
Bordeaux 2014: Prices are stable or slightly up
Generally speaking, the 2014 vintage will not lead to a drop in prices. The best example of this is Château Mouton Rothschild (Pauillac 1st great classified growth), the first of the firsts to show its hand with a 12% increase (282 euros excl. VAT retail price) on the 2013 vintage. In ...
London Wine Fair 2015: Around the wine world in over 100 masterclasses and briefings
To celebrate its 35th year, the London Wine Fair is investing heavily in masterclasses and seminars with over 100 presentations relevant to all branches of the industry involving organisations such as: the International Wine & Spirit Record, HM Revenue and Customs, the Cape Vintner ...
Global wine consumption: Positive trend confirmed
Drawing on data from 28 producer countries and 114 consumer markets, the eagerly awaited study commissioned by Vinexpo, and conducted as usual by the famous, and invariably reliable IWSR (International Wine and Spirit Research) agency, confirms that global wine market dynamics remain ...
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