Gaja, Giacosa and Conterno all scored groundbreaking prices at the recent James Clark sale, reports Sotheby’s Jamie Ritchie.
A tasting showcasing ‘Gran Selezione’ wines, Chianti Classico’s recently introduced top tier classification, is set to take place next week.
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.
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%.
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%.
Consumers around the world have developed an insatiable thirst for sparkling wine with global sales having surged by 30% in the last decade.
A freak hailstorm has forced one of Tuscany’s biggest producers of the “Holy Wine” Vin Santo, to forgo production in 2014.
As Asian demand grows for top-end Italians, UK wine merchants are upbeat about Italy’s prospects.
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.
With Masseto 2010 up 90% on Liv-ex over the last 12 months, expectations are running high for the 2011.
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