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Ed Sheeran wore shorts and drank wine to celebrate Thanksgiving with Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

Winetimes - 4. Dezember 2013 - 9:00
The redhead singer spills the beans over THAT celebration as he attends the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug It seems everyone wants a piece of Ed Sheeran at the moment. And even Hollywood A-listers Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are falling over themselves to spend time with the lovable British crooner. Ed has [...]

Minimum Vodka Prices to Rise in Russia

Winetimes - 4. Dezember 2013 - 8:00
Russia plans to raise minimum vodka prices next year as it seeks to reduce consumption of alcohol, despite risks that drinkers will resort instead to cheaper illegal liquor. Alcoholism is estimated to contribute to 30 percent of deaths in the nation of 143 million, according to medical surveys. The government imposed minimum prices for strong [...]

World`s Oldest Cellar Unearthed in Israel

Winetimes - 4. Dezember 2013 - 8:00
Scientists have unearthed a 3,700-year-old wine cellar thought to be the oldest in the world amid the ruins of a Canaanite palace in Israel. The cellar, containing 40 ceramic jars each large enough to house 13 gallons, was discovered in palace ruins near the town of Nahariya in northern Israel. According to AP, a chemical [...]

Bollicine di fortana - Il vino del giorno | Pubblicato in DoctorWine N° 31

Doctor Wine by Daniele Cernilli - 4. Dezember 2013 - 1:01
Bollicine di fortana - Il vino del giorno | Pubblicato in DoctorWine N° 31

C'è una zona, lungo la fascia costiera che va dalle foci del Po in territorio ferrarese fino ad oltre le saline di Cervia, in provincia di Ravenna, dove si producono vini dal carattere particolare, dato il terreno sabbioso, l'aria salmastra, l'ambiente umido. In questa zona, che è quella della denominazione del Bosco Eliceo, si trova l'azienda vinicola Mattarelli, fondata agli inizi degli anni Cinquanta da Umberto e gestita oggi dalla terza generazione.

Amate il vintage? (1): Champagne e vini bianchi - Wine Community / Vinogodi | Pubblicato in DoctorWine N° 31

Doctor Wine by Daniele Cernilli - 4. Dezember 2013 - 1:01
Amate il vintage? (1): Champagne e vini bianchi - Wine Community / Vinogodi | Pubblicato in DoctorWine N° 31

E’ notorio come mi ponga, personalmente, su posizioni assai critiche rispetto ad alcuni concetti espressi in maniera un po’ dogmatica dalla propedeutica ufficiale dei corsi non solo per Sommelier ma anche nei circuiti di divulgazione del bere bene. Concetti i cui contenuti sono periodicamente smentiti da diverse eccezioni e suffragate da innumerevoli casi concreti di assaggio.
Due capisaldi assolutamente da smentire, quando si parla, chiaramente, di vini di livello alto, è l’incapacità di invecchiare dei vini bianchi e che gli spumanti, dopo sboccatura, sono destinati irrimediabilmente a imboccare la curva di declino in brevissimo tempo. Sui vini rossi, che alcune tipologie di vini sono destinati esclusivamente al bere “fast”, temporalmente , perché nel loro caso il tempo non è mai galantuomo, deprimendone le caratteristiche più che migliorandole, con il passare degli anni. Questa bicchierata serve proprio a verificare quanto scritto, con una bella platea di amici amanti delle terziarizzazioni a confrontarsi con bicchieri ben maturi, dai vini quasi “quotidiani” con terziarizzazioni quasi commoventi.
Chiaramente, le condizioni per un buon invecchiamento sono state rigorosamente rispettate (temperatura di conservazione, assenza di vibrazione e luce), così come quelle di servizio adeguate a bottiglie così acconce (apertura anticipata senza la jattura dello scaraffamento, sboccatura per microossigenazione, cestelli versavino, cura nel maneggiarle, trasporto quasi nullo, pochi metri, data la vicinanza fra sala assaggio e cantina di conservazione). Le valutazioni sono strettamente legate ad un valore relativo, all’emozione espressa, al grado di interazione che queste vecchie bottiglie hanno su chi cerca di interpretarne l’essenza e il profumo del tempo. Così come il prezzo, indico quello attuale se valorizzabile, altrimenti più o meno il costo dell’omologo ad oggi.

Reducing grapegrower costs and sprays

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
Less chemicals, cheaper bills and an environmental boost. That's the vision driving a five-year wine grape study in Sunraysia. University of Queensland professor Andrew Hewitt said he's hoping to create a smart phone app which could offer individual advice for managing crops on a daily basis.

d’Arenberg to host commercial solar power round table

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
McLaren Vale winery d’Arenberg has installed a new solar photovoltaic generator, with the 200kW system becoming the largest installed at a South Australian winery. The winery will host a round table today to discuss how other regional businesses can do the same.

Aussie vintners taste success in China

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
Ten years after riding to the rescue of Peter Lehmann Wines, Swiss investment group Hess Family Estates is fending off a flurry of offers from Chinese investors wanting a slice of the well-regarded Barossa producer.

Lindeman's to push Hunter connections

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
Australian company Lindeman’s is to focus on wines from the Hunter Valley as part of a drive to push the more premium, regional wines in its portfolio. Chief winemaker Wayne Falkenberg explained the Hunter Valley was the “birthplace” of Lindeman’s, hence the reason for pushing the region.

Winemaker wins farm competition (NZ)

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
Marlborough winemaker and entrepreneur Peter Yealands has been named the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year. The Simpson family from Balmoral Station at Lake Tekapo were runners-up in the competition, held at Port Lincoln last week.

Hawkes Bay's Gimblett Gravels wine a big hit in Hong Kong (NZ)

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
Leading media, trade and educators from Hong Kong came together at Dot Cod in Hong Kong last week for an exclusive opportunity to taste the 2011 Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection. Independently selected by Andrew Caillard MW, the 12 red wines chosen served as a unique snapshot of the 2011 vintage.

Koshu to make debut at Prowein 2014

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
The Japanese wine Koshu is to make its debut appearance at next year’s ProWein in Düsseldorf. The German wine exhibition already offers one of the largest arrays of wine from around the world but until now Japan’s “national grape” had not been among them.

Metro Group looks to drive wine growth in Russia

Daily Wine News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 23:00
Metro Group, the world’s fifth largest retail operation, is looking to widen its reach across Russia - the company’s second largest wine market after France - and urged delegates at last month’s Wine Vision to seriously invest in the country.

Pommard producers step up grand cru promotion push

Decanter News - 3. Dezember 2013 - 18:37
Producers in three premier cru areas of Pommard have stepped up their quest to achieve grand cru status by submitting a 150-page support dossier to the local INAO office.

Silverado Vineyards Cofounder Diane Disney Miller Dies (Wine Spectator)

WineSpectator.com News & Features RSS - 3. Dezember 2013 - 17:00
Disney daughter was a passionate lover of vineyards and supporter of the arts

NEWS FETCH – December 3, 2013

Wine Industry Insight - 3. Dezember 2013 - 16:45
TOP NEWS Yellow Tail & Beringer: Brand Retaliation Spirits & Beer Up On-Premise, Wine Struggles Restaurant sales rebound in October Craft Alc Bevs Get New Privileges in CA and TX Beer drinkers allege AB InBev/Constellation misled court on prices US toasts repeal of Prohibition New World wine gains recognition in China Consumer Trends Conferences Scheduled […]

Ron Burgundy Scotch to launch

Winetimes - 3. Dezember 2013 - 15:00
Fans of the Anchorman franchise can finally settle down with a leather bound book and glass of Ron Burgundy’s favourite tipple as a Scotch is being released alongside the new film.

Consumer Trends Conferences Scheduled

Wine Industry Insight - 3. Dezember 2013 - 14:36
Registration is now open for the Wine Market Council’s Ninth Annual Presentation of US Wine Consumer Trends in New York (Jan. 29) and Santa Rosa (Jan. 31). Cost: $125 per person for non-members. Admission is free for Wine Market Council member companies (up to 3 company representatives). New York Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:30am – […]

Three Islington pubs saved from closure after buyout

Winetimes - 3. Dezember 2013 - 14:00
A trio of popular pubs has been saved from closure after the company that owned them went bust. The Famous Cock Tavern, in Highbury Corner, the Nags head, in Islington High Street and the Vineyard, In Upper Street, will all carry on pulling pints thanks to a buyout by the Stonegate pub company – saving [...]