Italy’s wine production may slide about 14 percent this year after a rainy summer brought overcast conditions and fungal rot, according to a forecast from the country’s association of wine-industry technicians.
Back in April, I used the word ‘vinosity’ in a blog about white Châteauneuf du Pape. One of Decanter’s two Chinese translators, Sylvia Wu, queried the word with me. She’d looked it up, and it seemed to mean ‘wine-like’. Was I saying that a wine was wine-like? If so, was it really worth saying?
On the first day of September, I drove up the Médoc from Bordeaux, the city of wine. I saw many a wine tourist on this beautiful late summer’s day and felt rather sorry for them. I could not believe they would find anyone remotely important in the
The Bordeaux-dominated market for collectible wines may be picking up after price declines stretching back to the second quarter of last year, according to Chris Smith, investment manager at The Wine Investment Fund.
Piero Antinori has quite a story to tell in his new book "Hills of Chianti." The 25th generation winemaker at Antinori, he is backed by more than 600 years of the aristocratic Tuscan family's history in wine.
An Italian wine-consultant-turned- hoaxer sold the equivalent of 220,600 fake bottles of the coveted Tuscan Montalcino wine on the wholesale market from 2011 to 2013 before the police caught up with him.
“Dubai is a relatively new market for wine, but the trade is developing fast, in terms of the sommeliers and wine buyers who are becoming more competent and knowledgeable,” says Gasselin, who believes there is a huge appetite among consumer to discover more. As evidence, he points to “a significant surge in demand over the last 12 months” for the restaurant’s wine dinners and masterclasses.
I wonder whether you ever look at the small print on wine labels? If you do, you may well be a bit puzzled by a recent revolution in the labelling of wines from Europe, which accounts for two-thirds of world production. Some of the best-value French