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Friday 31 October 2014

Italy

British merchants back Italian fine wine

As Asian demand grows for top-end Italians, UK wine merchants are upbeat about Italy’s prospects.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Rihanna shows off taste for fine wine

Pop star Rihanna appears to have not only a taste for fine wine, but the good sense not to leave a bottle behind after a night out.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 1 Comment »

Masseto scores on Liv-ex

With Masseto 2010 up 90% on Liv-ex over the last 12 months, expectations are running high for the 2011.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 No Comments »

2014 harvest: Europe at a glance

As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine cellar that became air raid shelter for Mussolini

A wine cellar that was turned into an air raid shelter for Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is to open to the public for the first time.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Tedeschi boosts Fells’ Italian portfolio

Valpolicella producer Tedeschi Family Winery has joined UK importer John E Fells on an exclusive distribution basis.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Italy to dominate Bonhams auction

Bonhams next London sale later this month will be “dominated” by Italian wines, in particular a large collection of Super Tuscans from the Antinori stable.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s slashes abv on Prosecco

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has cut the alcohol in its own-brand Prosecco from 11% abv to 10.5% as part of its ’20×20′ programme.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Beer spread available for ale-lovers

An Italian company is marketing a beer-flavoured paste that can be spread on sandwiches, crackers and other snacks.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Low wine trade over China National Day

The Chinese “Golden Week” holiday last week resulted in minimal trading in fine wine, with Bordeaux seeing a slight decline in its share of trade.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

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