Francesca Planeta returned to Sicily for the first vintage of Planeta Chardonnay in 1995 and now runs the family winery with her cousin Alessio Planeta
With Prosecco currently breaking sales records left, right and centre, we round up a few things that everyone should know about Italy’s famed fizz.
We round up a selection of hotels perfectly placed for exploring the rich winemaking region of the Veneto in north-east Italy.
Renzo Cotarella is CEO and chief winemaker for Marchesi Antinori, overseeing the company’s estates in Italy and California, and its joint ventures in other countries like Chile.
Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.
Hong Kong merchant One Red Dot has named Douglas Thomson as its new business development director.
A vineyard that was owned by the original (and ultimate) “Renaissance man”, Leonardo da Vinci, has been replanted in Milan and will one day produce wine again.
Wild Turkey showed signs of struggling to capitalise on the current Bourbon boom, as owner Gruppo Campari announced a pre-tax profit fall of -15.7% in its end of year results.
While Italian wines can’t quite match the presence of French favourites in Asia, the country’s other famous export – cuisine – is one way of helping bring the country’s top pours further into the spotlight.
Chianti Classico producer Querciabella has launched its first Riserva wine since the 1999 vintage.
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