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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Château Suduiraut entices young wine drinkers

FRANCE (Preignac) - The idea of making something new out of something old in the wine industry is really nothing new. Thus, Château Suduiraut intends to launch a new Sauternes-category and has produced a sweet wine for...

List of Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois 2009 officially announced

FRANCE (Médoc) - The list of exceptional Cru Bourgeois has now officially been published and, at the same time, the official panel, which is located in St. Emilion, has decided to optimize the system for the second...

Absolut and Brancott Estate introduce Vodka-Sauvignon bubbly

SWEDEN (Stockholm) - The Swedish Vodka producer Absolut has joined together with Brancott Estate, a New Zealand wine producer from Blenheim (Marlborough) in order to do a "bubly fusion". Their plan is to come out with a...

Orange wines - a fascination

USA (New York) - It was one of the most unusual, most fascinating and probably one of the "most stupid" wine tastings that I ever took part in. However: I want to apologize for using the word "stupid", this was the first...

French white wine at a record high

UK (London) - The Sauternes of the French winery Château d'Yquem is exactly 200 years old and one of its bottles has recently sold for a record price. According to the wine trader Stephen Williams, the bottle from 1811...

New wine container: a pouch for some but ouch for others

GERMANY (Orsingen) - It is from Spain, tastes darn good and is super fresh and smooth: A wine that you will want to drink over and over again - yes, if you are tolerant - then you will like the Pouch even better than the...

Rosé - A wine that whispers

UK (London) - Andrew Jefford and his bubbly experience - we quote: at the end nobody agreed with me. This means that despite my begging and trying to convince my fellow wine drinkers could not realize that a Rosé...

Always trendy: 10 years „Riesling Unplugged“

GERMANY (Langenlonsheim) - Who would have thought one decade ago that this wine project would become so successful? With the 2010 vintage, Dr. Martin Tesch from the winery with the same name now came out with the 10th...

Rose wine with bubbles – A French attack on the Coca-generation

FRANCE (Angers) - They were highly discussed wine types at the 25th Salon des Vins de Loire in Angers: "Pet´Nat", "Tête à claque", "Turbullent" and Co. are supposed to seduce the Coca-generation, who is not interested...

Teroldego - a wrongfully forgotten vine type

ITALY (Mezzolombardo) - Trentino has always been a border state. A region that often is ignored and is never considered a vacation destination. Travellers most often continue towards the Tuscany or Lake Garda. Trentino's...

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