Sunday, March 12, 2017

Introduction to the World of Wine seminar

Introduction to the World of Wine course by Italian Sommeliers of China™

Italian Sommeliers of China delivered in Shanghai a wine educational event

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

ASC has announced price-up to be implemented from January 1st 2017

Recently, ASC Fine Wines has announced that price adjustment is going to be implemented from January 1st 2017 due to the cost increase.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Top wine tasting: ASC World Wine Tour

Top wine tasting: World Wine Tour by Vito Donatiello blog

ASC World Wine Tour: 130 wines from 20 renowned wineries from around the world.

Started the tasting with some fine white such as:

  • Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay AOC
  • Trimbach Riesling Alsace AOC
  • Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile Riesling Alsace AOC
  • Trimbach Gewurztraminer Alsace AOC

Then moved to top Italian reds, such as:

  • AloisLageder Pinot Noir Alto Adige DOC 2013
  • Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo Riserva DOCG 2009
  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 (super rich and well balanced, the king of my tasting)
  • Masi Costasera Amarone Riserva DOC 2009

Finished with 4 different Ports from Taylor and Fonseca, from aged Tawny to Late Bottled Vintage.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Introduction to the World of Wine course

Shanghai, September 3 and 4, 2016 - Italian Sommelier Association - club Shanghai held the first Introduction to the World of Wine seminar in Shanghai. The 2-days, 10-hours seminar was taught in English to an international group of 17 wine enthusiasts (from China, Italy, Philippines, Brazil) and included 4 lessons and 16 different wines.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Chinese wine consumers are rising

Chinese wine consumers by Italian Wine & Food in China

Chinese imported wine market is developing and changing. The major consumers have transferred from “Prestige-seeking Traditionalists” to normal consumers who are younger, less interactive, willing to buy entry level wines. The newly emerging consumers drink wines more often than traditional consumers, expecting to seek cost-effective wines.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

ProWine China 2016: list of Italian wineries

ProWine China 2016 by Italian Wine & Food in China

ProWine China 2016, 7-9 November 2016, Shanghai, list of Italian wineries:


Friday, April 15, 2016

OperaWine 2016 showcases Top 100 Italian wineries

OperaWine 2016 Top 100 Italian Wineries by Italian Wine & Food in China

At Vinitaly, Italy’s largest wine fair, more than 4,000 producers will present their wines to thousands of trade members and consumers from April 10 to 13 in Verona, as the event celebrates its 50th anniversary.

OperaWine is a microcosm, or distillation, of Vinitaly, presenting 100 Italian wine producers selected by Wine Spectator for their high quality, historical significance and regional prominence.

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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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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 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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