Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG: 93 million bottles in 2017

Prosecco DOCG 93 million bottles | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG: 93 million bottles 520 million Euro turnover in 2017

source: Consortium of Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Coffee Project 3: cupping

Coffee cupping | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Beside the cupping “standards”, they are some generic rules to be remembered when doing a cup of coffee, such as proportion water to powder 150gr 10 gr, water temperature around 92° …..
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Coffee Project 2: roasting machines

Fuji Royal

250 gr gas roaster

DISCOVERY 咖啡烘焙机 普通版 250g Invoice 48.492元, No Invoice 43.643元
(DISCOVERY coffee baking machine ordinary edition 250g)

DISCOVERY 咖啡烘焙机 电脑版 250g Invoice 53.000元, No Invoice 47.700元
(DISCOVERY coffee baking machine computer version 250g)

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Coffee Project 1: roasting

Roasting green coffee beans class | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Roasting green coffee beans class - Shanghai, 02 April 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Introducing Italian wines at Nihaoitaly life streaming event

Introducing Italian wines at Nihaoitaly life streaming event | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Shanghai, March 30, 2018 – On behalf of ONAV China, Vito Donatiello was invited to introduce Italian wines at Nihaoitaly live streaming event held at Atto Primo restaurant.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Chianti DOCG: some figures

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Some interesting figures about Chianti DOCG:

  • Consorzio Vino Chianti was established in 1927
  • over 3.000 producers
  • more than 15.500 hectares
  • over 800.000 hl of Chianti wine
  • more than 105.000.000 bottles
  • grapes varietal allowed: 70% Sangiovese, additional grapes up to 30% with a maximum of 10% white grapes varietals and 15% Cabs
  • includes 7 specific subzones:
    1. Colli aretini.
    2. Colli fiorentini,
    3. Colli senesi,
    4. Colline pisane,
    5. Montalbano,
    6. Rufina,
    7. Montespertoli

source: Consorzio Vino Chianti

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Chianti Classico DOCG: some figures

Some interesting figures about Chianti Classico DOCG | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Some interesting figures about Chianti Classico DOCG:

  • 700.000 hectares total of land are included in the area
  • 7.200 hectares of vineyards are registered and permitted
  • 9 counties are included in the area
  • 700 million € were sold in 2017
  • 37 million bottles were filled in 2017
  • 200.000 € per hectare is the average value of the land

Friday, January 19, 2018

Chablis: chardonnay coming from the cold

Chablis: chardonnay coming from the cold | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Siena (Italy), January 17, 2018 - Generally defined as the Chardonnay coming from the cold, Chablis wines are appreciated for their high acidity and longevity, often have a “flinty” as a signature note. A Chablis Grand Cru and 3 Chablis Premiere Cru were among the wines tasted.

Vito Donatiello participated in this exclusive Chablis Masterclass led by the great wine expert Mr. Andrea Briano for ONAV Siena.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Burgundy tasting: Faiveley, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Faiveley, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru tasting | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Shanghai (China), December 12, 2017 – Faiveley, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, bottle N. 2165 of a total 3495 produced on 2009 vintage, was the star wine tasted among other premium wines and fine food.

Vito Donatiello participated in this exclusive tasting dinner organized by Sonia Tan.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Gravner orange wine tasting

Gravner orange wine tasting | Vito Donatiello wine blog
Shanghai (China), November 27, 2017 - Vito Donatiello was invited to a very exclusive Gravner wine tasting hosted by Mateja Gravner, daughter of the legendary wine producer Josko Gravner, at Vinism Wine Bar.

Gravner’s orange natural wines are made by leaving the grape skin in contact with the juice for 6 months in large handmade terracotta amphora buried underground and later aged for a total of 7 years in barrels.
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