WINES

The "Masseto" achieves to increase its value by 90 percent

ITALY (Bolgheri) – The 2011 Masseto is ripe for sales, a press release says. “The special terroir and the extremely careful work in the vineyard until it was sold made one of the best wines in the world out of it”, wine experts praise it, and they are confirmed by many awards. Moreover, the 2006 Masseto was the first Italian wine at all to be traded in 2008 at Place de Bordeaux - what is reflecting its format.

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Producers distance themselves from „Quenelle“ wine

FRANCE (Chatillon) – A wine called “Beaujolais Quenelle” has a vintner with a beret Basque on its label; he has one arm bent over the breast, the other arm he is holding downwards. Some people interpret this as...

The Champagne region has to defend itself better

FRANCE (Reims) – The Champagne producers risk to lose young consumers, “... unless they move against the trend of prosecco and co.”, says Julie Campos, sales manager of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. “The Champagne...

Jubilee in Franconia: From Main Riesling to Rieslaner

GERMANY (Würzburg) - “Niederfall” is not a discipline created in lower Franconia to punish critical journalists but a kind of Thanksgiving. The customs practiced then reach from putting aside the tools up to a...

Orange wines: New color at play

AUSTRIA (Vienna) - A new term is going around within the wine scene. It’s being interpreted in different ways. And it seems as if some producers think they could reinvent the wine and reach new dimensions of taste....

2009 Caiarossa – Purity as a sign of quality

ITALIA (Riparbella) - Wine – as the saying goes – “is born in the vineyard”. The 16 hectare vineyard of Caiarossa estate (only a few kilometers away from the Tyrrhenian Sea) has strictly been being cultivated...

Champagne Jacquart launches new „Prestige“ vintage

FRANCE (Reims) – The latest “protégé” project from the Champagne Jacquart house is a 2005 Alpha Prestige Cuvee, which is now being launched on the markets. Alpha is a vintage cuvee out of four Crus of the Montagne...

Champagne Krug does not launch a 2012 vintage

FRANCE (Reims) – According to Eric Lebel, master cellarer at Krug champagne house, his house will not launch a 2012 champagne. This decision had been made due to the “extraordinary difficult growing period”, and the...

Rioja Bodega Roda launches new Cirsion vintage

SPAIN (Haro) – Bodega Roda, one of the most renowned producers in the Rioja Alta region, has just presented Cirsion 2010, his flagship. Actually, Roda, which was founded in 1978 by Carmen Daurella and Mario Rotllant, is...

In the future, champagne will be protected better in China

CHINA (Beijing) – In the future, French champagne in China is to be protected better against competition against cheap sparkling wines. The Chinese government had now approved the protected appellation of origin, the...

Is Chianti Classico an unprofitable wine?

ITALY (Greve) – Many producers consider the economic model of Chianti classico as unsustainable as the high production costs caused by the strict production regulations of this Italian classic do not lead to economic...

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