Sunday, November 22, 2015

Berebene 2016 Gambero Rosso: here are the winners!

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The winners of Berebene 2016 Gambero Rosso by Italian Wine & Food In China

Berebene 2016 Gambero Rosso: here are the winners!

The best 6 wines of Italy, the top 21 wines for each wine region, 668 labels that have earned the Oscar Quality/Price: these are the awards of Berebene 2016 by Gambero Rosso which selected wines strictly under 10 Euro on the shelves.

National Oscar Quality/Price

We selected six labels - three white and three red to represent the north, center and south - that is the quintessence of our Berebene guide. Extraordinary wines, very inexpensive and easy to find: the best of Italy in the bottle.

  • White wine – North: A. A. Terlano Pinot Bianco ‘14 - Cantina Convento Muri-Gries
  • White wine – Center: Frascati Sup. Vigneto Santa Teresa ‘14 - Fontana Candida
  • White wine – South: Vermentino di Gallura Piras ‘14 - Cantina Gallura
  • Red wine – North: Barbera d’Asti Sup. I Tre Vescovi ‘13 - Cantina Sociale di Vinchio Vaglio Serra
  • Red wine - Center: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colle Secco Rubì ‘12 - Cantina Tollo
  • Red wine – South: Sicilia Rosso Centopassi ‘14 – Centopassi

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tenute Silvio Nardi, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG by Italian Wine & Food In China

On November 18th 2015, Shanghai Centree Trading Co., Ltd. (上海丰本泰贸易有限公司) held an Italian wine tasting at Le Verre à Vin, 1221 Changle Rd, Shanghai

Wines tasted:

  • Tenute Silvio Nardi, Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Tenute Silvio Nardi, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Braida, Il Baciale’, Monferrato DOC
  • Braida, Montebruna, Barbera d’Asti DOCG
  • Braida, Bricco dell’Uccellone, Barbera d’Asti DOCG
  • Braida, Vigna Senza Nome, Moscato d’Asti DOCG
  • Braida, Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

China imported 264,000 bottles of Asti DOCG

Asti in China by Italian Wine & Food In China

The aromatic and sweet bubbles of Asti DOCG are among the most exported Italian wine worldwide.

Data from Asti DOCG consortium says that China imported in 2015 Jan-Sep 264.000 bottles, which result on a estimated total 360.000.

[source; Consorzio Asti DOCG]

Unfortunately the volume decreased compare to same period last year (2014 Jan-Sep 350.000 bottles – 24,5%), but it is still a significant number – something like 3 small 20” container arriving in China every month as average.

Monday, November 9, 2015

IW&SP: 8 Italian wines tasting

IW&SP: 8 Italian wines tasting by Italian Wine & Food In China

On 9th of November 2015, IW&SP (Italian Wine & Style Promotion) - a consortium of 9 quality wine producers from 4 important wine regions of Italy - organized a wine tasting at Enoteca Italiana/Shanghai Yishang venue.

Wines tasted:

  • Fongaro, Gran Cuvee, 2010 (Durella, Chardonnay)
  • Colli Vicentini, Merlot Torre dei vescovi, Vicenza DOC, 2013 (Merlot)
  • Colli di Sopra, Lara, Toscana Rosso IGT, 2013 (Mrlot, Syrah)
  • Colle Manore, Barchetta, Monferrato DOC, 2012 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
  • Cantina di Verona, Veronese, Rosso IGT 2012 (Corvina, Canernet, Merlot)
  • La Collina dei Ciliegi, Amarone della Valpolicella DOC, 2011 (Corvia, Corvinone, Rondinella)
  • Castello delle Regine, Princeps, Umbria Rosso IGT, 2004 (Cabernet, Sangiovese, Merlot)
  • Il Botolo, Moscato d’Asti DOCG, 2014 (Moscato)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Decanter: facts and figures

Decanter: facts and figures by Italian Wine & Food In China

  • Decanter Magazine was established in 1975, today it is sold in print in 92 countries
  • Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is one of the world’s largest and most influential wine competitions. Judged by top wine experts from around the globe, DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process.
  • Decanter Asia Wine Award[/b] (DAWA) is Asia’s largest and most trusted wine competition. Judged by Asia top wine experts, it aims to provide a trusted source of recommendation for Asian consumers.
  • offers wine news, columns and recommendations.
  • is a bilingual (English and Chinese) website for Chinese wine lovers.
  • Decanter Events offers a programme of major wine tastings around the world.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Shanghai, Gambero Rosso TRE BICCHIERI 2015

Shanghai Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri 2015 by Italian Wine & Food In China

Tre Bicchieri World Tour is a roadshow dedicated exclusively to wines awarded with the “Three Glasses” (Tre Bicchieri), the most prestigious award for Italian wines.

The Tre Bicchieri World Tour came in Shanghai, the Chinese financial capital, on November 2nd, providing an unique opportunity for professionals and wine lovers, to meet personally the winemakers. The event attracted, as usual, more than 1200 guests, who tasted the very best of Italian wines presented by more than 100 producers.

The new Chinese edition of the Italian Wine Guide (Vini d’Italia) will also be presented. The most widely read and authoritative in the world, Italian Wine Guide 2015 includes reviews and notes on 2402 wineries, over 20000 wines of which 423 labels have been awarded “Tre Bicchieri“.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Castello di Montepò, Sassoalloro IGT

Sassoalloro IGT by Italian Wine & Food in China

Castello di Montepò (Jacopo Biondi Santi), Sassoalloro 2005, IGT Tuscany Red

Region: Tuscany
Grape: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Alchol: 14%
Ageing: 14 months oak barrique

AIS Tasting Sheet
Visual Analysis: ruby red, limpid, consistent
Olfactory Analysis: intense, fine, quite complex: fruity, spicy, ethereal
Taste-Olfactory Analysis: dry, warm, soft; quite fresh, tannic, quite sapid; balanced, quite intense, quite persistent, fine; mature to old, quite harmonious
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Focus: Prosecco in China

China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco by Italian Wine & Food in China

China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco by Italian Wine & Food in China
China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco by Italian Wine & Food in ChinaItaly is the 2nd largest “sparkling” exporter - after France - in value with 840 million €, 1st exporter in volume with 2.4 million hl

Prosecco with 540 million € represents 60% of global Italian sparkling export

China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco which represents 33% of total Italian sparkling import

Prosecco export is a very concentrated market, the first 3 destination countries account for 62% of the global market, the first 10 countries account for 85%

China is the 14th destination country, with 3.97 million € which represents 0.8% of the global Prosecco export

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Prosecco figures

Prosecco figures by Italian Wine & Food in China

  • 2014 Prosecco produced 380 million bottles (1,8 billion Euro – average 4.8 Euro/bottle) vs Champagne 307 million bottles (4,5 billion Euro – average 14.7 Euro/bottle) [source:]
  • 2013 marks historical overtaking: Prosecco produced 307 million bottles vs Champagne 303 million bottles [source:]
  • Prosecco DOC average price: 4.5 Euro/bottle
  • Prosecco DOC grapes price: 1.2 Euro/kg (was 0.6 Euro in 2010)
  • Prosecco DOCG grapes price: 1.7 Euro/kg
  • Prosecco is produced in 2 regions (Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia), 9 provinces and more than 650 communes
  • Prosecco includes 3 consortium: Prosecco Superiore Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG (79 million bottles, 515 million Euro), Prosecco Superiore Asolo DOCG (3 million bottles, 15 million Euro), Prosecco DOC (306 million bottles, 1,300 million Euro)
  • Prosecco land: 28.000 hectares (Italian wine production land 690.000 hectares, 4%)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Harvest 2015: Italy 1st wine producer worldwide

Italy 48.9 million hl by Italian Wine & Food in China

source: EU

“Italy is still the home of wine, once again becoming the worldwide leader in the production … In 2014 17% of bottles of wines sold in the world were Italians, 28% of the bottles sold in Europe”, said Mr. Martina, Italian Minister of Agricultural Policies

“But the price positioning gap between France and Italy is still big. The average price of a bottled French wine is $ 5.46 per liter compared to the $ 3.63 of the Italian” states a research of Wine Management Lad of SDA Bocconi
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