In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the Pedemonte winery Santa Sofia released its first Amarone DOCG at a grand dinner held in the three Michelin starred Macau restaurant, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana.
Amarone specialist Masi has released what is believed to be the world’s first sparkling wine made from dried grapes.
Masi is turning back the viticultural clock and converting its Valpolicella vineyards to the traditional pergola training system to improve berry quality for its Amarones.
The best and worst part of the wine business is excessive drinking, according to Elliot Faber, beverage director of Yardbird, Ronin and Sunday’s Grocery.
A pioneering family-run Italian winery is hoping to raise the bar for organic wines in Hong Kong.
Valpolicella producer Tedeschi Family Winery has joined UK importer John E Fells on an exclusive distribution basis.
The Wine Times of Hong Kong recommends an “earth-shatteringly good” white wine as well as a sparkler with a “fresh and zingy citrus taste and a relatively long finish”.
Producers in Valpolicella are forgetting about Recioto as the popularity of Amarone continues and it is in urgent need of updating says on the region’s biggest winemakers.
In recommending wines from Italy Jon Bonné picks a wine that “shows the best of Etna’s style” while Bill St John highlights an “amazing and gorgeous” Amarone.
A winemaking descendant of the poet Dante Alighieri is urging the local government of Veneto to tighten planning laws to protect Valpolicella from urban sprawl.
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