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Friday 12 February 2016

Italian wine

Franciacorta sales rise despite ‘complex’ climate

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”.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Father of Italian Wine’ Giacomo Tachis dies

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.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Franciacorta bar makes €1.5m at Milan world fair

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.

Friday, November 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Scientists work to save ancient Muscat

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.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Vinitaly unveils HK Wine Ambassadors

Vinitaly has unveiled three successful candidates to be honoured with the title of Italian Wine Ambassador for Hong Kong.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Souls of Tuscany

It was with great delight, that I received an invitation to attend Zonin’s “Souls of Tuscany” tasting.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Two jailed over £5m wine tax fraud

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.

Friday, March 15th, 2013 No Comments »

What’s hot in Hong Kong

There is a burgeoning wine industry in Hong Kong where consumer demand is rising and tastes are changing.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 2 Comments »

Flood water engulfs world’s lowest vineyard

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.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 3 Comments »

Mount Etna’s wine revolution

I am always on the look out for the next undiscovered wine region to pop up and surprise me.

Friday, September 28th, 2012 2 Comments »

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