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THE REASONS THAT LEAD AMERICAN CONSUMERS TO CHOOSE AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

Amarone della Valpolicella in the United States? American consumers choose it because it’s Italian, it’s “classic”, and it’s versatile—so much so that it’s perfect both for dinners with relatives and friends and for celebrating big occasions at home. These are the reasons behind Amarone’s appeal that emerge from the Observatory of Valpolicella Wines 2016 survey that the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella commissioned Nomisma’s Wine Monitor to perform. The latter ...

ANTEPRIMA AMARONE 2013: FROM JANUARY 28TH-30TH AT PALAZZO GRAN GUARDIA IN VERONA

The countdown has begun for Anteprima Amarone, from January 28th to the 30th at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona. Organized by the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella, the event introduces the vintage of this great Veronese red wine, just released on the market. We’re talking about the 2013 vintage that the consortium’s committee—which met just a few weeks ago to outline its profile and value—has defined as medium-high-quality. Along with the 2013 wine,  the participating ...

GOLD FOR CAMEL VALLEY IN SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS

Cornwall’s Camel Valley Vineyard has won Gold in the 2016 Sommelier Wine Awards for the 2013 Camel Valley ‘Cornwall’ Brut. The aim of the competition is the ultimate wine list – 'The Gold List' - from over 2,500 entries. Amongst the Judges’ comments were: 'Tasty and fresh. And complex,' Trangallán's Xabier Álvarez-Valdés, neatly summarised how Camel Valley took Gold with its Cornwall Brut - 'Tasty and fresh. And complex,' whileTeam leader Angela ...

Hambledon Classic Cuvèe outshines some of Champagne’s best names in blind tasting with top UK wine experts

Hambledon Classic Cuvèe, an English sparkling wine produced by the UKâ's oldest commercial vineyard in Hampshire, has trumped some of Champagne's best-known names in a blind tasting organised by Noble Rot wine magazine. A panel of 13 experts - including Jancis Robinson MW, Dr Jamie Goode from wineanorak.com, Neal Martin from e-robertparker.com, Sunday Times wine columnist Kate Spicer and Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset - declared Hambledon Classic Cuvèe the clear winner from a field of 12 ...

Harvest 2014 in UK, a new record: 47,433 hectolitres, the equivalent of 6.3 million bottles

The production figures for the 2014 harvest in the UK have just been released and reveal a significant growth in volume, breaking all industry production records. 47,433 hectolitres were produced last year - the equivalent of 6.3 million bottles (75cl). This represents an increase of 42% in volume over 2013 – itself a record-breaking figure of 4.45m bottles. The figures are compiled by the Wine Standards Branch (Food Standards Agency) from records submitted by all producers post-harvest. ...

China to dominate Asia’s growth in wine imports

New projections of growth in global wine markets to 2018 show Asian countries will dominate global wine consumption and import growth, led by a surge in wine consumption in China. The new study, by economists in the University of Adelaide's Wine Economics Research Centre, project China's wine consumption to grow by between 40% and 60% between 2011 and 2018. "China is set to change global markets for wines dramatically, just as it has been doing and will continue to do for so many other produc...

Hush Heath releases extra-dry cuvee, reports “The Drink Business”

English wine producer Hush Heath has expanded its range with the release of an extra dry, non-vintage cuvée, ‘Leslie’s Reserve’. Made using the classic three Champagne grapes (55% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier) and aged for 15 months on its lees, the dosage was 19 grams of sugar; a higher than usual dose, as the estate explained, “to balance out the wine’s natural acidity, softening its structure, and enhancing fruit character to ensure ...

Rabobank Global Wine Quarterly Q1: Argentine wine’s new lease on life

The Argentine wine industry is finally breathing a sigh of relief, according to the most recent Rabobank Wine Quarterly report. High inflation, a strong peso and taxes on exports, has created significant hurdles for the Argentine wine industry over the past several years, but the new president took radical actions at the end of December 2015 which dramatically alter Argentina's competitive positioning. By cutting restrictions on access to foreign currency the Argentine peso fell 35% almost ...

Hambledon Classic Cuvèe outshines some of Champagne’s best names in blind tasting with top UK wine experts

Hambledon Classic Cuvèe, an English sparkling wine produced by the UK's oldest commercial vineyard in Hampshire, has trumped some of Champagne's best-known names in a blind tasting organised by Noble Rot wine magazine. A panel of 13 experts - including Jancis Robinson MW, Dr Jamie Goode from wineanorak.com, Neal Martin from e-robertparker.com, Sunday Times wine columnist Kate Spicer and Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset - declared Hambledon Classic Cuvèe the clear winner from a field of 12 ...

Venetian Native Grapes : la saison 2016 des vins autochtones de Vénétie débute à Vinisud (Montpellier)

A travers la marque commune “Venetian Native Grapes”, la saison 2016 débute à Vinisud (Montpellier, 15-17 février) pour les caves vénitiennes qui font des cépages autochtones leur identité et force. Les caves vénitiennes rassemblées sont : Giusti Wine di Nervesa della Battaglia-Treviso; Cantina di Monteforte d’Alpone-Verona; Sacramundi di Chiampo-Vicenza; Sandro de Bruno e Casarotto di Montecchìa di Crosara-Verona et les trois caves bériches ...