Sunday, November 22, 2015

Berebene 2016 Gambero Rosso: here are the winners!

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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