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Friday 12 February 2016

Italy

Franciacorta sales rise despite ‘complex’ climate

Total sales of Franciacorta increased by 7.1% in Italy and 7.5% in export markets last year, despite what the Consorzio Franciacorta described as “an extremely complex climate in the economy as a whole”.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Armit adds Castello di Buttrio

Armit Wines has added the “elegant” and “distinctive” wines from the Felluga family’s Castello di Buttrio to its portfolio.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Father of Italian Wine’ Giacomo Tachis dies

The ‘father of Italian wine’, Giacomo Tachis – the oenologist who introduced the Super Tuscan to the world – has died in Italy at the age of 82.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

9,000 bottles of fake Moët seized in Italy

Italian police have seized over 9,000 bottles of fake Moët & Chandon Champagne from a shed in the countryside near Padua in northern Italy.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux leads Fine Wine 1000 in January

Following in the footsteps of the Fine Wine 100, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index also made gains in January with Bordeaux leading the way.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

2013 Sassicaia released

The “extraordinarily elegant” 2013 vintage of Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido has been released.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Pol Roger UK lands Biondi Santi account

Pol Roger UK has signed an exclusive agreement with esteemed Brunello estate Biondi Sandi making the company the sole distributor of its wines in the UK.

Monday, February 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Masi reveals new-look Modello brand

Italian wine producer Masi has unveiled a new design for Modello, positioning it as an autonomous brand made up of four different wines.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Barolo uncovered with dbHK and Michael Palij MW

Five spectacular Barolo ‘crus’ were unveiled by the Italian wine expert, Michael Palij MW in the latest dbHK’s masterclasses.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Italy lists Soave in national register

The vineyards of Soave are the first in Italy to have been listed in the country’s National Register for historical and rural landscapes.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 No Comments »

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