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Friday 25 April 2014

Italy

Jackson Family to invest in Europe/partners with IMW

California-based Jackson Family Wines is looking to buy more properties in Europe and will be the only New World sponsor at this May’s Master of Wine symposium in Italy.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Lunelli acquires 50% stake in Bisol Prosecco

The Lunelli Group has acquired a 50% stake in Prosecco producer Bisol as part of a plan by the historic Valdobbiadene winery to lead the global market.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Queen gives Pope beer and whisky

The Queen met Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday delivering him a hamper filled with the Royal estates’ finest whisky and beer.

Friday, April 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Gambero Rosso brings Abruzzo to London

Italian food and wine magazine Gambero Rosso is helping to present nearly 50 producers from Abruzzo to the UK trade next week.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Italy weighs up options in China

Vinitaly International hosted a roundtable event in China recently to try and see how Italian imports to the country might be lifted into double figures.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Fine Wine 100 in free fall

Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 index has fallen for the 12th consecutive month in March, an “unprecedented” milestone, while Pontet-Canet’s 2009 and 2010 vintages came “under fire”.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Tuscany in pictures

A visual tour of Castello d’Albola in Chianti, taken during a whistle stop trip to Tuscany to attend a tasting hosted by Denis Dubourdieu.

Monday, March 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Dubourdieu: ‘Old vines are not better’

French wine consultant Denis Dubourdieu has blasted the theory that old vines lead to better wines.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 2 Comments »

Jacket dipped in Chianti goes on sale

A jacket dyed with the pigment from Sangiovese grape skins has gone on sale in Italy.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and Opera part 5: La Traviata

Verdi’s soaring tale of love and loss between “The Fallen Woman” and her young admirer contains one of opera’s most famous “brindisi.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

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