WINES

Port 2012 – what about this vintage?

PORTUGAL (Porto) – Port producers are currently reluctant with estimations about the 2012 vintage – just after the expectations aroused by the 2011 vintage. The big port producers traditionally announce their assessments of the current vintage each year at the end of April but the chances to receive a statement about the 2012 are vanishing.

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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...

Its uniqueness is its success: Bellavista - Franciacorta popular among Germans

ITALY (Erbusco) - Wine connosseurs have known for a while now that good champagne does not have to come from France only in order to satisfy our senses and soul. Appellation Franciacorta, which was initially inspired by...

Europe-premiere for Chinese ice wine

GERMANY (Düsseldorf) - No, this is not a forgery of a European product, which sounds so familiar coming from the far east. After all, the production of ice wine is allowed in all wine countries in the world, and that...

Château Margaux presents organic wines with screw cap

FRANCE (Bordeaux) - The trend to biologically dynamic wines has now captured the renowned estates in Bordeaux, too. Due to latest research and in view of a positive image, combined with the consumers’ interest, now the...

Faustino comes on the market with a Rioja Chardonnay

SPAIN (Logrono) - The Bodega Faustino Martinez in Oyon, well-known due to its Reservas and Gran Reservas, is one of the biggest exporters of Rioja wines. Now the Bodega Faustino, that belongs to the Faustino group, has...

The discovery of slowness in the Languedoc-Roussillon region

FRANKREICH (Peyriac de Mer) - Slowness as working motto for wine production coupled with German-French wine competence: This does not only sound like an unusual wine project but it is one. Jérôme Estève, French wine...

Grand C - Alsace's new Crémants

FRANCE (Colmar) - It is time for a European cooperation: Two bubbly wine specialists have put their ideas together in the pretty Alsace and come up with a grand Crémants. Axel Wulfken, former Marketing Director at...

Record price for Bickel-Stumpf treasury wine

GERMANY (Eberbach monastery) - It was for the second time in 2011 that the top wineries of the Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter (German Association of German Predicate Wineries; VDP) from the...

The best is yet to come: Endrizzi Gran Masetto 2007

ITALY (San Michele all’Adige) - The GRAN MASETTO 2007 wine, which was awarded the “GRAND GOLD” medal to by Mundus Vini, is as well Europe’s best red wine with the highest score of all red wines tasted during this...

Motörhead wine - a mixture out of heavy metal and hard rock

UK (London) - Heavy metal and hard rock fans who are looking for an alternative to the traditional whiskey from Tennessee can now grab a bottle of wine without being forced to come to a compromise; the reason is: the...

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