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Saturday 20 December 2014

Italy

£5 Prosecco a thing of the past

Rising bulk Prosecco prices will make £5 Prosecco a thing of the past, believes Paolo Lasagni, MD, Bosco Viticultori.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Women jailed for stealing church wine

Two Italian women have been jailed for stealing three bottles of wine from their local church in Abruzzo.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Prada to turn distillery into art gallery

A former distillery is to become Milan’s latest gallery for contemporary art thanks to funding by the fashion house Prada.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Natural botrytis-killing product licenced

A British company is on the cusp of commercialising an all-natural product that can kill the grape fungus botrytis and is harmless to the honey bee.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 11 Comments »

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 »

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