The wines produced by Abrau Durso, based in the Russian South, are technically sparkling wines, but Russians call them Champagne. The brand has been a favourite in the country since Soviet days, and now the manufacturer is considering going public.
With a 2010 vintage that promises to be remarkable, and an exceptional cuvee, “Hommage à Jacques Perrin”, that is ranked alongside some of the finest wines on the “Place de Bordeaux”, Château de Beaucastel, the jewel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is going to be on everyone’s lips in 2012.
Giuseppe Quintarelli, who has died aged 84, was an artisan wine-producer best-known for elevating the usually pedestrian Valpolicella into an altogether more aristocratic product — with prices to match.
For the 2010 vintage, Tesseron added numerous rows of Nomblot, concrete eggs to his range of 16 wood and 32 conical shaped, large, 80 hectoliter, concrete vats used for fermentation. These concrete eggs first became popular due to their useage in the Rhone Valley by Michel Chapoutier. In fact, the vats are a creation between Michel Chapoutier and the Noblot company.
Treasury Wine Estates is making good on its promise to innovate by starting the year with a slew of new product launches. “We’re seeking to offer wines for every occasion—wines which can compete against all beverage alcohol categories,” said Treasury CEO David Dearie in an interview with Shanken News Daily.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chardonnay, the world's most popular white wine, dates back centuries, but it owes much of its history in the United States to a winemaker who planted the grape in California 100 years...
Liv-Ex Fine Wine has just released its monthly figures of January 2012. Chapoutier is the 2nd most non-Bordeaux traded brand in January 2012 betwwen Comte Vogue (n°1) and Romanee Conti (n°3). An interview with Michel Chapoutier :
Following in the footsteps of collectible teas and rare traditional medicines, China's national liquor Maotai is increasingly becoming an investment item, leading some to wonder whether China faces a baijiu bubble.
Don’t dare call the wines of Franciacorta “spumante,” the semi-sweet bubblies from Asti. And don’t confuse them with Champagne, even though Franciacorta sparklers are made with the same methode champenoise.