Saturday, September 23, 2017

Interesting Austrian wine tasting

Austrian wine tasting by Wsana and Jorg | Vito Donatiello

Austria is a small mountainous country in central Europe enjoying a renaissance as a wine-producing nation. It is emerging as a model in quality and innovation, always focusing on clean, clear-cut, impeccable, consumer-friendly wine style.

If only one local grape has to mentioned, it will be the white Gruner Veltliner, the most planted variety (23%) with its clean, crisp, slight aromatic signature. The finest wines come from the famous Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal regions.

Seven different wines were tasted:
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

How large is Italian wine on Singaporean market?

Italian wine in Singapore by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Singapore import little over 3 million bottles of Italian wine, about 900.000 bottles of sparkling and over 2,1 million bottles of still wine.

Source: U.N. ComTrade

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

China imported over 14 million bottles of Italian wine in 2017 first half

China imported over 14 million bottles of Italian wine by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

China imported over 14 million bottles of Italian wine in 2017 first half equivalent to about 48 millions € [Read More…]

Thursday, July 27, 2017

2016 Ranking of major Italian wineries

2016 Ranking of major Italian wineries:

  • 17 companies with a revenue over 100.000 €
  • 107 companies with a revenue over 10.000 €

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hema, first Chinese cashless supermarket

Hema, first Chinese cashless supermarket by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Several months we have heard of the innovative Amazon Go, a “prototype grocery store partially-automated, with customers able to purchase products without using a cashier or checkout station” (Wikipedia).

Despite delays in opening of cashierless store, in order to fix glitches in technology that automatically charges customers (The Wall Street Journal), the future ahead is clearly drawn.

Following on the footsteps of cashierless Amazon Go, China now has its own equivalent: the cashless supermarket: we could not resist going and experiencing it.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Largest Italian wine export markets in 2016

Largest Italian wine export markets in 2016 by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Largest Italian wine export markets:

  • USA + Germany + UK represent 55.1% of total export
  • Japan with 2.7% is the largest Asian market
  • any South-East Asian countries is significant

Source: WineMonitor based on ISTAT data, % of value year 2016

Friday, June 2, 2017

Feudi del Pisciotto (Sicily) Masterclass

Feudi del Pisciotto Masterclass, 6 wines tasted by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Shanghai, June 2, 2017 - Feudi del Pisciotto, a Sicilian winery and one of the 4 estates of DCC - Domini Castellare Castellina - owned by Panerai family, was introduced in a dedicated Masterclass.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

18 Barolos Masterclass

18 Barolo Masterclass by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Shanghai, May 19, 2017 – After the first Amarone Masterclass (Chengdy, March 21, 2017), ONAV China organized a Barolo Masterclass.

Over 30 people attended the second Masterclass, tasting and learning about 18 different types of Barolo DOCG, all ranging from different cru, different wineries and different vintage.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Chinese wine vocabulary

Chinese wine vocabulary by Italian Wine & Food in China

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Italian wine online less than 2% of total off-trade sales

Italian wine online less than 2% of total off-trade sales by Italian Wine & Food in China

Online less than 2% of total “off-trade” sales, but it grows every year in double digit.

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