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Sunday 23 November 2014

Italy

Top Italians fly at Sotheby’s New York

Gaja, Giacosa and Conterno all scored groundbreaking prices at the recent James Clark sale, reports Sotheby’s Jamie Ritchie.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Chianti Classico debuts ‘Gran Selezione’

A tasting showcasing ‘Gran Selezione’ wines, Chianti Classico’s recently introduced top tier classification, is set to take place next week.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Italy’s ‘other’ Ferrari steps up a gear

A Trentino producer is confident that it can carve an export niche in the growing sparkling wine category, even at prices to rival prestige cuvée Champagne.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Super-premium Prosecco sales up 295%

On-trade supplier Bibendum has seen sales of super-premium Prosecco shoot up by 295% in the last year, while premium sales were up by 150%.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 2 Comments »

Campari’s pre-tax profits slip 21.8%

Gruppo Campari’s results for the first nine months of 2014 were “in line” with expectations with the group recording a pre-tax profit of €116.9m, down 21.8%.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Global thirst for sparkling wine insatiable

Consumers around the world have developed an insatiable thirst for sparkling wine with global sales having surged by 30% in the last decade.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Hailstorm destroys crop of ‘Holy Wine’

A freak hailstorm has forced one of Tuscany’s biggest producers of the “Holy Wine” Vin Santo, to forgo production in 2014.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

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 2 Comments »

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 »

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