While consumers may know Prosecco as an off-dry, fruity fizz, new styles are emerging. Giles Fallowfield took a look.
Wine Business International
A new report forecasts strong demand for low to no alcohol wines. Sophie Kevany reports on whether the wine trade can meet that demand.
Once an obscure wine, Picpoul de Pinet is rocketing up the charts. Elizabeth Gabay MW charts its rise.
Making iconic wines and selling them at luxury prices is a challenging feat, especially in obscure regions, yet some wineries are managing it. Roger Morris maps their roads to success.
from Jerry Hirsch at The Los Angeles Times
Growers and vintners estimate this year's crop in the state could be 20% smaller than in 2007, thanks to bad weather. As California's winemakers begin the 2008 harvest, they are scrambling to find enough Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
by Sally Easton MW
Guigal’s Château d’Ampuis Côte Rôtie 2004 has won Australian magazine Winestate’s third ‘World’s Greatest Shiraz’ challenge in a line up of nearly 800 wines from all over the world. Guigal’s ‘Brune et Blonde Côte Rôtie 2003 snapped up third place, sandwiching Australian icon Henschke’s Hill of Grace 2004 in second place.
an analysis by Dr Luis Antunes
Portugal has never been known as a country for white wine, despite having wines such as Alvarinho, or Arinto from Bucelas. But recent improvements in vineyard care, together with separate vinification, has revealed the true potential of some previously blended white grapes.
by Larry Walker
The value of US exports, 95% of which come from California are set to top $1bn this year, nearly double the $537m of 1998, according to statistics presented at the wine export seminar held in San Francisco last week by the Wine Institute of California.
by Dr Luis Antunes
by Tony Aspler
Niagara-based Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. has spent CA$20m ($19m/€12m) in the past two months acquiring Ontario wineries both large and small, making the company the fifth largest wine producer in Ontario and one of the major producers of VQA wines (those made exclusively of locally grown grapes) in the province.
by Meininger’s Wine Business International
Penfolds recently announced that head winemaker Peter Gago will be touring the world this fall to recondition mature wines. The first sessions at the Shangri La Hotel in Sydney, Langham Hotel in Melbourne and
and Duxton Hotel in Wellington have already taken place. The event at Penfold’s own Magill Estate Restaurant closed today.