Wine Business International

Nigel Greening

Jeni Port meets Nigel Greening, the ad man who turned Felton Road into one of the hottest wine properties in the cool climate area of Otago, New Zealand.

17. January 2007 - 12:00

by Hervé Lalau

68 appellations, 570 exhibitors and 9,000 potential buyers, of which 14% will come from abroad: these are the vital statistics of the Salon des Vins de Loire, to be held in Angers in the Maine-et-Loire on the 5th and 6th of February 2007.

17. January 2007 - 12:00

by Dr. Hermann Pilz and Richard Grosche

Wine professionals planning to visit the ProWein in Düsseldorf can now register online atwww.prowein.de/> andsave money. Tickets for one day cost 23 Euros at the online shop, instead of the usual 29; the three-day-pass

16. January 2007 - 12:00

by Ronald de Groot

As the Dutch economy is growing, wine importers are expecting rising sales in the coming year. In this buoyant mood, the halls were full at the fifth edition of Wine Professional in Amsterdam last week. The event took place in the same building at

16. January 2007 - 12:00

by Michèle Shah

The work of fraud inspectors in northern Italy has lead to the arrest of further suspects in the wine industry. Gianfranco and Christian Fattori from San Bonifacio, Verona, have been charged with several unlawful deals they are said to have made

16. January 2007 - 12:00

by Hervé Lalau

Grégory Patriat, the chief winemaker at Jean-Claude Boisset, announced last week that he will bottle his Chambertin 2005 under screwcap. This is a small revolution in an otherwise staid Burgundy, which tends to look askance at alternative

16. January 2007 - 12:00

by Tony Aspler

A Saudi businessman has paid $30,000 for a half bottle of Ontario Icewine. The bottle of Royal DeMaria Chardonnay Icewine 2000 was handed over to the businessman´s broker near New York´s Central Park on November 26, 2006, in exchange for

a wire transfer of the price demanded by Joseph DeMaria, the proprietor of the small winery in Beamsville, Ontario that specialises in Icewine.

15. January 2007 - 12:00

by Michèle Shah

Italy s Coldiretti together with associations such as Città del Vino, Federconsumatori, Codacons, Adusbef, Adoc, Slow Food Italia and Legambiente have petitioned the Tribunale Amministrativo del Lazio (Tar) to prohibit the use of chips and

sawdust in the ageing of Italian wine.

15. January 2007 - 12:00

by Hervé Lalau

The production of Crémant d´Alsace reached 220,000 hectolitres in 2006.That corresponds to 29 million bottles, twenty percent of the total AOC production in the region. Alsace is now Frances´largest supplier ofsparkling AOC wine

with 29% of the total volume. The region´s major export markets are Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Exports accounted for 3.7 million of the 25.5 million bottles sold last year,at an average price of 4.58 Euro per bottle.

15. January 2007 - 12:00

by Tony Aspler

A green Christmas and New Year in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia spells danger for Canada s Icewine producers. Temperatures are some 10 - 15 degrees higher than is normal for this time of year. Ski operators are having to manufacture snow and

and some golf courses are still open.

14. January 2007 - 12:00

by Charles Metcalfe

London has seen an unprecedented level of interest in the offerings of 2005 Burgundies en primeur . The first full week of January after the Christmas and New Year holidays always sees a number of merchants showing the Burgundies they have selected

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