Thursday, October 18, 2018

Is Organic Wine trend slowing down?

Organic wine trend slowing down | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

In 2017 the growth of the organic vineyards is slowing down in many wine regions.

In fact, 2017 records the weakest growth since 2011, + 2%, for a total of 103,000 hectares (16% of the total Italian organic vineyard). In 2016 the annual progression was +23%.
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Friday, October 12, 2018

French wine classification is quite complex


One single word missing (“Classé”) carries a lot of meaning in terms of brand perception and recognition, classification and market price.

But if you are not French it is difficult to keep in mind the difference between Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé and Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (quoted from Wikipedia: “Wines in this category are not seen as being of comparable quality to the Grand Cru Classés”).
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Blue wine tasted in Singapore

Blue wine tasted in Singapore | Italian Wine & Food in China blog
I have read some time ago that in Spain someone was producing a wine blue in color. I thought it is some enologist laboratory experiment and I didn’t expect to find it on the shelves of a Singapore wine shop. Obviously could not resist and I’ve got one bottle (price point helped, only 19 SGD equal to 12 Euro).
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Paladin trade tasting

Paladin trade tasting | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Singapore, October 10, 2018 - Paladin family started writing their wine story as far back as 1962. Vineyards and cellars are located between Veneto and Friuli, where the two regional cultures melted together.

Vito Donatiello participated in this Trade Tasting and introduced Prosecco Millesimanto (”vintage”) DOC and Ripasso Superiore DOC.
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