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Livio Felluga, Italy’s Wine Pioneer, Died

ITALY (Brazzano) – He was the founder of one of the biggest wine cellars in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Italy, and his pioneering feats are undoubted. Livio Felluga with his ambitious vision for viticulture, winemaking, and marketing revived the wines of this region. The widely appreciated patriarch died on December, 21st, at the biblical age of 102. His death filled many companions with sadness but the memories of Felluga’s word, success, and the particular qualities of his Friuli wines will be kept and are a comfort to many.

GERMANY (Morscheid) – “I Did it My Way”. This famous song by Frank Sinatra was the headline of her death notice. The text of this song described the life of Annegret Reh-Gartner. "I’ve had a fulfilling life. I did what I had to do, I...

GERMANY (Nackenheim) – The Rheinhessen VDP had to bid farewell to a vintner who started his career in the 1980ies by making a Nackenheim winery, which belonged his parents-in-law, a flagship for the region. Fritz Hasselbach, a child of the...

ITALY (Oslavia) – An outright talented and courageous vintner, one of the wittiest heads of Italy’s wine scene, leader of the natural wine movement and supporter of orange wines died on September 11. Finally, Stanko Radikan lost his...

AUSTRALIA (Sydney) – Robert Oatley, whose former Rosemount Wine Estate is considered as synonym for the success of Australian wines in the USA, died at the age of 87. He was born in 1928 in a suburb of Sydney, and represented the fifth...

USA (Kalifornia) – When Walter Schug, who was born in Germany, moved to California in 1959, the wine industry there was still in the fledgling age. The demand for pinot noir, or spaetburgunder, as Schug knew this variety from Germany, was...

GERMANY (Alsheim) - He had been giving reason to worry about him for quite a while already. It was probably the wine god to whom Dr. Reinhard Muth from Alsheim was called home on July 6 aged 84. The man from Rheinhessen was much more than a...

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