Saturday, April 9, 2016

Valdo Prosecco tasting

Valdo Prosecco tasting by Italian Wine & Food in China

  1. Valdo, Cuvée Viviana, Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG (Dry)
  2. Valdo, Cuvée del Fondatore, Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG Millesimato 2013 (Brut)
  3. Valdo, Marca Oro, Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG (Extra Dry)

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Antinori winery in Chianti Classico tour

Antinori in Chianti Classico Tour by Italian Wine & Food In China

Entering into the Antinori winery in Chianti Classico means to become a part of an adventure which winds you through six centuries of history of the Antinori family and their passion in producing wine.

A path that is, at the same time, historical and emotional, technical and architectural, culminating in a tasting of our wines.

The winery visit starts in the Auditorium where is shown the short movie “The Antinori. Vintners since 1385”. Then Barricaia (barrique) cellar tour summarizes the production process through the main phases of vinification and ageing. The visit finishes with a tasting of three wines which represent the territory:

  1. Castello della Sala, Bramito Chardonnay Umbria IGT 2014
  2. Antinori, Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2013
  3. Antinori, Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2012

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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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Friday, September 18, 2015

Weingut Rings from Pfalz (Germany) wine tasting

Jorg ans Wsana invited to a nice and informal German wine tasting. The very first 4 bottles in China (hand-carried) of Weingut Rings - the 200th and newest addition to VDP members - showed 4 rieslings from the same winery with very distinctive taste.

Since 1 June 2015, Weingut Rings in Freinsheim/Pfalz has been accepted as a new member of the VDP national association, the 200th estate to be ranked. The VDP.Pfalz now has a total of 26 member estates.

“In order to guarantee a constantly high level of top-quality products and estates, new members are only accepted after a stringent examination. Not only is continuous wine quality a decisive prerequisite for membership, but also a commitment to sustainable viticulture and the preservation of great sites.”

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The world currently enjoys a two-billion-cup-a-day habit

two billion coffee cups by Italian Wine & Food in China

How can we ensure that we get that caffeine fix in a turbulent climate?

BBC News article

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pasta: Italy is worldwide market leader

Italy pasta market leader by Italian Wine & Food in ChinaWith 26 kg consumption per capita per year - at least a daily portion of 70 gr - Italians are the biggest pasta lovers. Venezuela is second with 12,3 kg and Tunisia third with 11,7 kg.

Not only consumption, Italy is also leader in production figures with 3,3 millions of tons annually, second is USA with 2 millions of toms and third place goes to Brazil with 1,1 million tons.