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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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...

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...

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