WINES

„Selection Rheinhessen“ is a real selection

GERMANY (Mainz) - One of the most delectable programs in Germany’s wine business is and will be “Selection Rheinhessen”, which since 1992 has focused on bringing real premium quality into the bottles with the distinctive neck ribbon. The requirements catalogue for the participating vintners is comprehensive, and the hurdles are high. These measures are to increase and secure the wine quality, the implements are known: old vines, classic sorts of grape, low yields of a maximum of 55 hectoliters per hectare, selective harvest by hand as well as the important differentiation of origin after single vineyards. In 2014, the amount of wine bottled for the collection is as much as about 45,000 bottles.

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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...

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...

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