Total sales of Franciacorta increased by 7.1% in Italy and 7.5% in export markets last year, despite what the Consorzio Franciacorta described as “an extremely complex climate in the economy as a whole”.
The ‘father of Italian wine’, Giacomo Tachis – the oenologist who introduced the Super Tuscan to the world – has died in Italy at the age of 82.
Winemakers from Franciacorta are celebrating after a Franciacorta pop-up bar at the Expo 2015 world fair in Milan made €1.5 million (£1.1m) in sales.
Harvesting has begun on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria, where a team of scientists is attempting to preserve a variety of Muscat at risk of extinction.
Vinitaly has unveiled three successful candidates to be honoured with the title of Italian Wine Ambassador for Hong Kong.
It was with great delight, that I received an invitation to attend Zonin’s “Souls of Tuscany” tasting.
Two men have been jailed after being found guilty of excise duty and VAT evasion after trying to smuggle illicit Italian wine into the UK.
There is a burgeoning wine industry in Hong Kong where consumer demand is rising and tastes are changing.
The exceptionally high water level that has submerged the Lagoon of Venice and the city of Venice over the last few days has also engulfed the world’s lowest vineyard.
I am always on the look out for the next undiscovered wine region to pop up and surprise me.
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