WINES

Rodney Graham interprets Ornellaia 2011 “L’Infinito”

ITALY (Milano) – The “Vendemmia d’Artista” project, which was launched in 2009, is aiming at making art patronage (common during the renaissance era) revive and at putting it in a contemporary context. So ORNELLAIA commissioned Rodney Graham, a Canadian artist, to design the topic of “L’Infinito” (infinity): the specific character of the 2011 Ornellaia.

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Made in Italy – International daily press about Italy’s most appreciated wines

ITALIEN (Bolgheri) – While the harvest is fully in progress and as it is promising a good quality due to the more than welcome rainfalls at the end of September, Italian wines can be happy about being praised by the...

Sangiovese to the top: „Riserva Storica di Romagna“

ITALY (Bertinoro) - Bertinoro, a picturesque wine town on the slopes of the Apennines, has recently got a quite special attraction: in the „Cà de Bè“, the house of wine, directly on the piazza, a selection of the...

Tradition oblige: Bond prefers Bollinger champagne

FRANKREICH (Aÿ) - It is commonly known that James Bond is a passionate vodka martini drinker. However, on special occasions, 007 prefers something nobler with Bollinger champagne - popped not shaken. After being visible...

A bit of dust from the moon and from Mars in the champagne glass

FRANCE (Besançon) - Whoever is dreaming of a flight to the moon or even to Mars can take solace from a foretaste - with a glass of champagne containing fluid dust from the terrestrial satellite and from the red planet....

„Provence Nouveau“ leads to controversies within wine scene

FRANCE (Marseille) - In case producers bring their wines to market too early because they are more focusing on profit than on good quality, the rosé from the Provence region might suffer the same fate as the Beaujolais...

Liv-Ex for wine collectors: Supertuscans – a promising investment

UK (London) - The newly-introduced Liv-Ex index* Supertuscan 50, which includes the 1999 to 2008 vintages of Ornellaia, Masseto, Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia -without any doubt- surpassed the Index Fine Wine 50 (for...

Penfolds offers „Block 42 Kalimna“ for 145,000 Euro

AUSTRALIA (Melbourne) - Penfolds is presenting its very special "Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004" in a handblown glass vial, which is wrapped in a specially-made wooden frame. This wine is offered at a price of...

Chianti Classico: topless pyramid

ITALY (Greve) - After long discussions, the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico, together with a group producers, decided to introduce a top qualification. It has not a name yet but it is supposed to be above the Reserva...

Penfolds company launches the Grange 07 and, for the first time, also the „BIN 169“ in Europe

UK (London) - It is for the first time for the Penfolds company to bring the new “BIN 169” to the European market. So far, the renowned Australian producer of high end wines has not dared to export the drops of the...

Bollinger company returns to bottle shape from the years around 1846

FRANCE (Ay) - The Bollinger company, a renowned champagne producer, presented his sparkling drops in totally new but yet old shaped bottles at the London International Wine Fair. The narrow neck of the bottle is to slow...

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